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