Vertebral Musculoskeletal Disorders

1st Edition


  • Brian Corrigan
  • Geoff Maitland
    • Print ISBN 9780750629652


    This book is an introductory text to spinal disorders. Based on the highly successful forerunner to this volume, Practical Orthopaedic Medicine, the book still retains the original philosophy of this text which is to systematically cover all the joints discussing examination, diagnosis and treatment. The full spectrum of therapies is covered with particular emphasis on Maitland's widely practised spinal manipulation techniques - how they are assessed clinically and their role in the management of spinal problems. A complete review of the current literature has been undertaken and a valuable new chapter on the spine in sport has been added.

    This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners involved in sports medicine, orthopaedic medicine and physiotherapy.

    Table of Contents

    Preface; Form and function; Disc degeneration; Low back pain; Examination of the lumbar spine; Lumbar intervertebral disc syndromes; Mechanical spinal disorders; Vertebral column disorders; Manual therapy for the lumbar spine; The spine in sport; The sacroiliac joint; The cervical spine; Cervical pain; Examination of the cervical spine; Cervical disc degeneration; Mechanical derangement of the cervical spine; Whiplash injuries; Manual therapy for the cervical spine; The thoracic spine; Bibliography; Index.


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    About the authors

    Brian Corrigan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Department of Rheumatology, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia

    Geoff Maitland

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultative Manipulative Therapist, South Australia, Australia