The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Hollis King
  • Wilfrid Jänig
  • Michael Patterson
  • Key Features

    • Authored by the leading multidisciplinary basic science and clinical researchers from throughout the world
    • Describes research confirming benefit of MT for musculoskeletal disorders (which helps provide a rational for greater utilization of manual therapy and reimbursement for this healthcare service)
    • Presents the latest findings on the beneficial effect of MT on systemic disorders including asthma, pneumonia, otitis media, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance
    • Critically assesses longstanding theoretical models of MT/MM mechanisms with respect to the current understanding of physiological and neurophysiological function
    • Explores the influences of psychological and cortical processes on the effects of MT/MM, including the effect of placebo
    • Uniquely presents research findings from all the manual therapy professions and scientists making the case for the benefits of MT
    • The symposium from which the book was derived was supported by the NIH National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

    Table of Contents

    1 The Concepts of Osteopathic Medicine: Past and Present

    SECTION 1 PERIPHERAL AND SPINAL VISCERO- SOMATIC MECHANISMS

    2 Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System: Current Concepts

    3 Somatosympathetic Reflex Mechanisms

    4 Modulation of Visceral Function by Somatic Stimulation

    5 Manual Medicine and Autonomic Nervous System: Assessing Autonomic Function in Humans

    6 Survey of Mechanotransduction Disorders

    SECTION 2 SEGMENTAL AND SUPRASEGMENTAL MEDIATION OF SOMATO-VISCERAL INTERACTIONS

    7 Spinothalamic System and Viscero-somatic Motor Reflexes: Functional Organization of Cardiac and Somatic Input

    8 Central Convergence of Viscersomatic Inputs from Spinal and Vagal Sources

    9 Role of oxytocin and oxytocin related effects in manual therapies

    10 Viscero-Sensory Pathways in the Brain

    11 The Use of Sham or Placebo Controls in Manual Medicine Research

    SECTION 3 CLINICAL IMPACT OF MANUAL THERAPY ON PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTIONS AND SYSTEMIC DISORDERS

    12 Research on Somato-Visceral Interactions and the Impact of Manual Therapy on Systemic Disorders from the Osteopathic Experience

    13 Chiropractic Practice, Experience and Research Related to Somato-Visceral Interactions

    14 A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Manual Therapy: Clinical Effectiveness and Selected Mechanism

    15 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Overview of the Practice and Evidence of a Developing Health Profession

    CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

    16 Basic Science on Somato-Visceral Interactions: Peripheral and Central Evidence Base and Implications for Research

    17 Clinical Applications of Manual Therapy on Physiologic Functions and Systemic Disorders: Evidence Base and Implications for Research

    Details

    No. of pages:
    336
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780702033872
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702049958

    About the authors

    Hollis King

    Hollis H King, DO PhD Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, USA

    Wilfrid Jänig

    Wilfrid Jänig MD PhD Professor of Physiology, Physiologisches Institut, Universität Kiel, Germany