Key Features

  • Covers the most important issues in spine control research
  • Illustrates the clinical relevance of research and how this is or can be applied in clinical practice
  • Edited and written by world leading experts, contributing first class content on different aspects of spine control
  • Chapters that bring together the expertise of these world leaders on topics such as neuromotor mechanisms of spine control, proprioception, subgrouping in back pain and modelling spine stability
  • An extensive and illustrated clinical consensus chapter that brings together the philosophies of clinical opinion leaders for the first time

Table of Contents

Preface

List of contributors

Ch 1: Introduction
Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki, Jaap H. van Dieën

Section 1 – Mechanical Spine Models

Ch 2: Cholewicki: Spine systems science: a primer on the systems approach
N. Peter Reeves, Jacek Cholewicki

Ch 3: Computational models for trunk trajectory planning and load distribution: a test-bed for studying various clinical adaptation and motor control strategies of low back pain patients
Mohamad Parnianpour

Ch 4: Mechanical changes in the spine in back pain
Greg Kawchuk

Section 2 – Motor Control of the Spine

Ch 5: Spine function and low-back pain: interactions of active and passive structures
Jaap H. van Dieën, Idsart Kingma

Ch 6: Adaptation and rehabilitation: From motoneurones to motor cortex and behaviour
Paul W. Hodges

Ch 7: Opinions on the links between back pain and motor control: the disconnect between clinical practice and research
Stuart McGill

Ch 8: The kinesiopathologic model and mechanical low back pain
Linda R. Van Dillen, Shirley A. Sahrmann, Barbara J. Norton

Ch 9: The relationship between control of the spine and low back pain: a clinical researcher’s perspective
Julie A. Hides

Ch 10: Existing muscle synergies and low back pain: a case for preventative intervention
Jack P. Callaghan, Erika Nelson-Wong

Ch 11: Trunk muscle control and back pain: chicken, egg, neither or both?
G. Lorimer Moseley

Section 3 – Proprioceptive Systems

Ch 12: Altered variability in proprioceptive postural strategy in people with recurrent low back pain
Simon Brumagne, Lotte Janssens, Kurt Claeys, Made

Details

No. of pages:
338
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702043567
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054549

About the authors

Paul Hodges

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow / Director, NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury & Health, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

Jacek Cholewicki

Affiliations and Expertise

Walter F. Patenge Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

Jaap van Dieen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomechanics, MOVE Research Institute, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands