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Nearly half of us at some point in our lives will suffer chronic pain. We go to the doctor, where the standard treatment on offer is either medication - which only masks the problem - or surgery - which can make things worse. For renowned osteopath Nick Potter, the reason why traditional medicine doesn't work is because chronic pain often has less to do with twisted muscles and more to do with far deeper-rooted anxieties. An expert on pain in all its forms, Potter has had nearly 30 years' clinical experience of treating people - ranging from elite athletes and hedge-funders to over-stretched families - who come to him with real symptoms and real physical pain for which there appears to be no root cause. In this fascinating book, he takes us on a journey into biology, evolution and contemporary social behaviour and anthropology to examine our relationship with pain. He presents his own roadmap for wellbeing (including his acclaimed theory of breathing), along with success stories from the consulting room, and shows us how to spot the signs and break the vicious cycle of stress, pain and anxiety before the damage is done.
The Handbook of Osteopathic Technique is a compendium of photographs and full descriptions of osteopathic techniques. The author uses his extensive teaching experiences to discuss all aspects of modern osteopathic techniques (including indirect technique); aid learning and development using descriptions and photographs; emphasise the most and least suitable procedures for varied body types; show how to improve skill and assist constructive learning.
Why Does It Hurt presents a whole new viewpoint on the way our bodies work using FDM, the Fascial Distortion Model. Fascia is the fibrous connective tissue that permeates our bodies and holds everything together. Distorted fascia is often the cause of pain that may not respond to traditional treatments of physical therapy or anti-inflammatory drugs. Thanks to FDM, patients stooped over from chronic back pain now stand straight, and athletes sidelined with sprains quickly return to the game and perform as if nothing happened. Why Does It Hurt explains how, in case after case, FDM dramatically shortens healing time, reduces the need for tests and drugs, and restores movement and well-being to patients who had given up hope.
Understanding Low Back Pain chart uses low back pain guidelines from the American Pain Society (APS) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a key reference, this visual and textual overview of the condition explains: Types of low back pain Causes and risk factors Signs and symptoms Treatment and management Prevention techniques This chart illustrates: A human figure (posterior view) with pain radiating into the leg and numbness and tingling in the leg Sagittal view of lower spine with: tumor of the spinal cord, bone spur impinging on spinal nerves, compression fractures and herniated disc impinging on spinal nerve Anterior view of the lower spine and pelvis showing tumors, infections, degenerative diseases, ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis, and intrapelvic mass Correct postures and techniques to avoid low back pain Made in USA Available in the following versions: 20" x 26" heavy weight paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 9780781782432 20" x 26" heavy weight paper ISBN 9780781782425
Chiropractic is by far the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States today, but its fascinating origins stretch back to the battles between science and religion in the nineteenth century. At the center of the story are chiropractic's colorful founders, D. D. Palmer and his son, B. J. Palmer, of Davenport, Iowa, where in 1897 they established the Palmer College of Chiropractic. Holly Folk shows how the Palmers' system depicted chiropractic as a conduit for both material and spiritualized versions of a ""vital principle,"" reflecting popular contemporary therapies and nineteenth-century metaphysical beliefs, including the idea that the spine was home to occult forces.The creation of chiropractic, and other Progressive-era versions of alternative medicine, happened at a time when the relationship between science and religion took on an urgent, increasingly competitive tinge. Many remarkable people, including the Palmers, undertook highly personal reinterpretations of their physical and spiritual worlds. In this context, Folk reframes alternative medicine and spirituality as a type of populist intellectual culture in which ideologies about the body comprise a highly appealing form of cultural resistance.
Fundamentals of Chiropractic covers basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles and practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, this textbook also provides a section on anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, and a section on spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. A variety of scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed in this book so that it can easily be used as a core text for several introductory courses. Fundamentals of Chiropractic retains nine core chapters from Contemporary Chiropractic (with revision) and includes 24 new chapters, all focusing on grounding the beginning student in the practice of chiropractic. Additionally, chapter authors present material in a textbook type format, clearly defining all terms, explaining and illustrating concepts, providing key terms, and writing review/critical thinking questions. Scope and content is appropriate for and specifically tailored to first and second year chiropractic students taking introductory chiropractic courses, but still appeals to the chiropractic community in general because of its diverse subjects. Topics and content parallel the test plan outlines from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, ensuring that all material is relevant, up-to-date, and accurate. Well-known chapter contributors - some of the most respected and influential names in the field - give the book a balanced approach, reflecting the diversity within the profession on issues related to the science and philosophy of chiropractic. Well-referenced discussions include the most up-to-date research. Key terms and critical thinking/review questions in each chapter familiarize the reader with important concepts and promote a solid understanding of the material.
This evidence-based text relates clinical chiropractic management to pediatrics, with coverage of the key aspects of syndromes most commonly seen by chiropractors working with children. It outlines the essential history-taking, physical assessment, diagnosis and management for each syndrome, while addressing relevant pathology of pediatric conditions. An essential reference source for both chiropractic clinicians and students. Chapters have been radically restructured for the new edition - in line with current research and the models of teaching now being used.
Functional Neurology utilizes our understanding of how the nervous system works in the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions. Fuctional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine takes the reader from the embryonic beginnings of the nervous system, through the biochemistry of receptor activation and on to the functional systems of the nervous system. Both the student and the clinician will find this text a valuable source of information and clinical guidance in the application of detailed neurological principles to their practice. Concepts, relationships and scientific mechanisms of the nervous system function are covered, and this aids the practitioner in developing their clinical approach to a wide variety of patient presentations. This text explores the neurological impact of the application of functional neurological principles, using a detailed clinical approach supported by clinical case studies. The text is fully referenced, which allows the reader to immediately apply the concepts to practice situations. New for this edition are new chapters on pain (including headache) and theoretical evidence, plus extensive electronic resources supporting the text. "Overall this text would be an excellent resource to any practising physiotherapist or health professional within musculoskeletal and orthopaedics from the new graduate to the experienced clinician. It is concise, clear to follow and covers each subject extensively with evidence-based practise to accompany manual techniques. A must have for enhancing clinical practise." Reviewed by: Tracy Ward, MCSP, BSc (HONS), MSc, Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Specialist, BMI Healthcare Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen Date: Aug 2014 Utilizes our understanding of how the nervous system works in the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions Demystifies the clinical results seen in the practice of Functional Neurology and scientifically validates its clinical success Addresses function rather than pathology, allowing the reader to gain a firm understanding of the neurological processes seen in health and disease Contains clinical cases which are designed to be read and answered before starting the chapter to allow the reader to gauge their current state of knowledge 'Quick Facts' introduce new concepts or allow rapid review of information already presented in the text in a brief and succinct manner Contains a detailed overview of the concepts relating to our understanding of the development of emotion to demonstrate the link between physical health and the mind Contains abundant references to support controversial concepts Contains new chapters on theoretical evidence and the management of pain (including headache) Contains a wide range of additional case studies, 'clinical conundrums' and key questions and answers for each topic Bonus DVD contains fully searchable text, a downloadable image bank, brain dissection and video clips of the manipulative techniques and examination procedures found within the volume plus 200 multiple choice questions
Extensively illustrated and evidence based, Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines helps you effectively diagnose and manage musculoskeletal pain. It discusses diagnostic categories and their associated muscle and movement imbalances, and makes recommendations for treatment. Also covered is the examination itself, plus exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and the modification of functional activities. Case studies provide examples of clinical reasoning, and a companion Evolve website includes video clips of tests and procedures. Written and edited by the leading experts on muscle and movement, Shirley Sahrmann and associates, this book is a companion to the popular Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes. An organized and structured method helps you make sound decisions in analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndromes, determining the contributing factors, and planning a strategy for management. Detailed, yet clear explanations of examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management provide the tools you need to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, and develop the corrective exercise prescription. Case studies illustrate the clinical reasoning used in managing musculoskeletal pain. Evidence-based research supports the procedures covered in the text. Over 360 full-color illustrations -- plus tables and summary boxes -- highlight essential concepts and procedures. A companion Evolve website includes video clips demonstrating the tests and procedures and printable grids from the book.
Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists in the field, this text provides clinically-orientated information on osteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientific rationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures you need to know to perform safe and effective osteopathic procedures. * Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be used on horses. * Full of practical information, it demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. * Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructions demonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy. * Covers treatment both with and without sedation and general anaesthetic. This comprehensive text is written for students and practitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. It will also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinary practitioners who want to know more about the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
'The Perrin Technique' is a practical guide to the technique developed for treating ME as a structural disorder with definite diagnosable physical signs.
Now in striking full color, this pocket-sized Second Edition of the first osteopathic clinical manual organized by diagnoses continues its proven quick-reference format. Presented in the tradition of The 5-Minute Consult Series , each diagnosis is presented in an at-a-glance, two-page spread. The first page defines the disease and lists associated autonomic and motor innervations and common somatic dysfunctions, while the second page lists appropriate techniques. ICD-10 billing codes, updated photos, and easy-to-understand schematic drawings combine with concise content to help readers make quick, accurate diagnoses that ensure the best possible care for every patient. Expanded coverage of OMM techniques and new color photos make the second edition an even more useful quick clinical reference. Portable, pocket-size format makes it easy to flip to clinically relevant information on diagnoses, conditions, and tests Time-related treatment options for each diagnosis include 2-Minute Treatments, 5-Minute Treatments, and Extended Treatments An intuitive four-part organization covers Topics (diseases and disorders), Techniques, Specialized Tests , and Summary Charts . Expanded content includes guides for high yield focused structural exams, an expanded techniques section and a quick reference guide for preceptors of residents and students New! A full-color design and updated, high-quality photos clarify techniques and concepts Updated! ICD-10 codes for billing are included for each technique Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech Adapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more
The most current, comprehensive osteopathic text available, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, Fourth Edition defines osteopathic terminology and techniques and instills the confident understanding essential to clinical success. This proven resource is the standard text for teaching the osteopathic profession, providing broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties. Endorsed by the American Osteopathic Association, this popular text makes the key tenets of osteopathic practice more accessible than ever and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods in vivid detail. More than half of this new edition is made up of all-new content, reflecting current practices in basic sciences foundation, the osteopathic approach to patient care, somatic dysfunction and treatment, osteopathic considerations in the specialties, and research investigating osteopathic principles. New illustrations and a full-color design bring concepts to life, and enhanced pedagogical features make the entire text easier to use for students and practitioners alike. New and updated content instills a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the latest osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties. New and updated illustrations clarify concepts and procedures with step-by-step precision. Case studies help you apply your understanding to commonly encountered scenarios. New full-color design makes learning engaging and efficient. Bulleted lists detail key concepts at a glance. A complete glossary ensures fast access to essential terminology. Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech Adapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more
Nortin Hadler knows backaches. For more than three decades as a physician and medical researcher, he has studied the experience of low back pain in people who are otherwise healthy. Hadler terms the low back pain that everyone suffers at one time or another ""regional back pain."" In this book, he addresses the history and treatment of the ailment with the healthy skepticism that has become his trademark, taking the ""Hadlerian"" approach to backaches and the backache treatment industry in order to separate the helpful from the hype.Basing his critique on an analysis of the most current medical literature as well as his clinical experience, Hadler argues that regional back pain is overly medicalized by doctors, surgeons, and alternative therapists who purvey various treatment regimens. Furthermore, he observes, the design of workers' compensation, disability insurance, and other ""health"" schemes actually thwarts getting well. For the past half century, says Hadler, back pain and back pain-related disability have exacted a huge toll, in terms of pain, suffering, and financial cost. Stabbed in the Back addresses this issue at multiple levels: as a human predicament, a profound social problem, a medical question, and a vexing public-policy challenge. Ultimately, Hadler's insights illustrate how the state of the science can and should inform the art and practice of medicine as well as public policy. Stabbed in the Back will arm any reader with the insights necessary to make informed decisions when confronting the next episode of low back pain.
The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice. Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body. Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.
Far from being simply a sequence of techniques, as practised in many countries osteopathy is an independent primary health care system based on principles applied through a manual practice: a unique profession that takes care of the whole person through the application of five models (biomechanical, neurological, respiratory-circulatory, metabolic, and behavioral). These conceptual models of the relationship between structure and function allow osteopaths to evaluate treatment with the aim of promoting health rather than curing disease. This book is intended as a manual for both students and osteopathic professionals interested in exploring the principles, objectives, origins and application of the five osteopathic models, from traditional concepts up to a modern vision, based on evidence and critical thinking. The selection criteria and rules for the application of each model, with their limitations and potential, are examined, to enable the reader to understand the rationale behind their use in a comprehensive, holistic and patient-centered practice.
This is the 4th edition of a well known book from a highly respected author. It has been designed to help manual therapy students and practitioners to understand and acquire the palpatory skills which are essential for evaluating and deciding on appropriate treatment for musculoskeletal dysfunction. The accurate interpretation of palpatory findings is difficult and comes with experience but this book aims to increase the awareness of how to palpate and what is being felt. It is supported by a DVD with video clips and commentary by the author to demonstrate and explain the techniques described in the text.
Fascia in the Osteopathic Field is a comprehensive text and reference book that presents the international research into the study of fascia from an osteopathic point of view. It will be an essential resource for clinicians, teachers and researchers in the field of osteopathy, and for other manual therapists. With contributions from leading experts from an array of disciplines, Fascia in the Osteopathic Field aims to fulfill the needs and interests of osteopaths on this topic, covering the history, nature and properties of fascia as well as all aspects of osteopathic management of disorders relating to or mediated by fascia.
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