Key Features

  • Describes common diversified skills in a structured sequential order for the treatment of all regions of the spine and pelvis
  • Prepared by an international contributor team to ensure a broad approach
  • Provides detailed explanations of the cervical techniques emphasizing the benefits and minimising the risks and the proposed steps required to carry them out safely
  • Evidenced-based throughout
  • Contains information on the adaptation of techniques for specific patient groups such as older people, pregnant women and children

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES AND MANIPULATIVE SKILLS IN CHIROPRACTIC

1 The importance of ethics and professionalism to manual therapists

2 The learning and performance of chiropractic manipulative skills

3 Biomechanics of the spinal adjustment and other clinical biomechanical considerations in manipulative skills training – an evidence-based investigation

4 The physiology of underlying skill performance

SECTION 2 FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR MANIPULATIVE/ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES

5 Postural and positional considerations for the practitioner

6 Adjustive/manipulative thrust skills, other movements and related exercise

7 Identification of important spinal landmarks

SECTION 3 BASIC MANIPULATIVE/ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE SPINE AND PELVIS

8 Pelvic/sacroiliac adjustive and manipulative skills

9 Lumbar spine adjustive and manipulative skills

10 Thoracic spine adjustive and manipulative skills

11 Cervical spine adjustive and manipulative skills

SECTION 4 SPECIALIST ADJUSTIVE AND MANIPULATIVE SKILLS

12 Basic paediatric manual skills

13 Basic manual techniques for the pregnant patient

14 Spinal adjusting and clinical management of the older adult

APPENDIX I

Summary of cardinal rules

APPENDIX II

Recommended sequence of adjustive skills learning

Details

No. of pages:
412
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702034244
Electronic ISBN:
9780702046636

About the author

David Byfield

David Byfield graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada in 1979 and has since been in private practice and chiropractic education. He is currently a Principal Lecturer, Head of the Chiropractic Division in the Department of Professional Education and Service Delivery, the Faculty of Health, Sport & Science and Head of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of Glamorgan. David holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1974) and an MPhil degree from Southampton University, Southampton UK (1998). David holds Fellowship status with the College of Chiropractors and the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Orthopaedic, Associate Member of the Sports & Exercise Faculty, Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association and Founding Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic. He written two popular chiropractic textbooks (Chiropractic Manipulative Skills, 1st ed 1996 & 2nd ed 2005 & A Manual Therapist’s Guide to Surface Anatomy and Palpation Skills, 2002) and in addition has also published a number of scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and a number of book chapters covering diagnostic palpation, spinal manipulation, low back syndromes and functional rehabilitation. David Byfield is also an invited speaker at a number of professional and interdisciplinary meetings and conferences worldwide. He is currently an elected member of the General Chiropractic Council in the UK and currently sits on their Education Committee and Communications Advisory Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Division – Chiropractic, Head of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, (Wales), UK