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Positional Release Techniques with DVD-ROMPositional Release Techniques with DVD-ROM (Paperback)
by Leon Chaitow

A comprehensive textbook covering all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. The background theory is explained and the techniques described in detail. The descriptions of the techniques are supplemented in the text by clear 2-colour line drawings and photographs and the DVD-ROM provides additional explanation through the use of video demonstrations with narrative by the author.
Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal InjuriesTherapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries
This second edition text gives you a thorough understanding of the science and application of therapeutic exercise programs. It presents the methodology for developing safe and effective rehabilitative programs for the general population as well as specially tailored programs for individual patients. It contains the latest information on the regulations affecting the use of therapeutic exercise; a new section on Pilates; expanded coverage of isokinetics and PNF techniques; improved assessment techniques for the sacroilium; discussion of common conditions including facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, and glenoid labrum tear; and more. This text will benefit both the student requiring information on therapeutic programs, as well as instructors seeking excellent supplemental materials for class lectures.
The Science & Practice of Manual Therapy: Physiology, Neurology and PsychologyThe Science & Practice of Manual Therapy: Physiology, Neurology and Psychology by Eyal Lederman 2nd edition
This practical book offers an extensive examination of how manual therapy (MT) techniques work, and how to match the most suitable techniques to different conditions. Drawing on evidence-based research, it explores the physiological, neurological and psychophysiological responses of the human body to MT techniques. In doing so, it helps MT practitioners deliver a more effective and safer treatment for a broader range of conditions.
Fundamentals of Manual Therapy: Physiology, Neurology and PsychologyFundamentals of Manual Therapy: Physiology, Neurology and Psychology by Eyal Lederman 1st edition
Examines the responses of the human body to therapeutic manipulation and touch. For students of chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy. This book examines the physiological effect of therapeutic manipulation and touch on the human body. It presents the physiological, neurophysiological, and psychological basis of manual techniques, giving the therapist the background and theory needed to support practice, and helping therapists to provide safer and more effective treatment.
Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to PracticePhysical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice by Michelle Cameron 2nd edition
This straightforward and accessible guide teaches the how and why for effective and safe application of physical agents within a complete rehabilitation program. It covers everything from new applications to thermal agents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, ultrasound, electrical currents, and electromagnetic radiation. Readers will learn when and when not to use physical agents, how to integrate these tools into a patient's overall treatment plan, and how to document treatment to optimize reimbursement and minimize liability. Clinical case studies are streamlined to provide accurate information quickly while enhancing decision-making skills. Evidenced-based practice is incorporated throughout, justifying treatment choices with concrete, up-to-the-minute research data.
Therapeutic Modalities for Physical TherapistsTherapeutic Modalities for Physical Therapists by William E Prentice 2 edition
This book provides theoretically based but practically oriented guide to the use of therapeutic modalities for students in physical therapy programs. It is intended for use in courses where various clinically oriented techniques and methods are presented. The second edition addresses a wide range of modalities, from electrical to thermal to manual to light (laser) therapy. Each chapter discusses the physiological basis for use, clinical applications, specific techniques of application through the use of related laboratory activities, and relevant individual case studies. The book is rounded out with pedagogical aids, including objectives, glossary of key terms, references, and appendices containing trigger points in the body and a list of manufactures of modality equipment.
Techniques in Musculoskeletal RehabilitationTechniques in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation by William E Prentice 1 edition
Provides the physical therapy student or practitioner with a comprehensive to the design implementation, and supervision of rehabilitation programs for orthopedic injuries and disorders * Three sections cover achieving the goals of rehabilitation, using the proper tools, and detailing specific techniques * Lavishly illustrated and chock full of tables, summaries and suggestions for further study It is designed to assist therapists and provide them with a comprehensive guide for designing, implementing and supervising rehabilitation programs for patients with any musculoskeletal injury. These are worthy objectives as insurance requirements continue to decrease therapist visit numbers for patients. As time constraints required by insurance regulations limit participation, the visits that are approved must be as beneficial as possible.
Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders: Physical Therapy Principles and MethodsManagement of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders: Physical Therapy Principles and Methods by Darlene Hertling, Randolph M. Kessler, Jb Lippincott 3nd edition
This is the leading textbook of orthopaedic physical therapy. The consistent format first introduces the basic concepts of conservative management of musculoskeletal problems, then discusses each region. Regional chapters cover functional anatomy and biomechanics, evaluation, and management of common lesions. The material presented on evaluation and treatment is explained in a step-by-step format, making it clear, logical, and easy to follow. An abundance of illustrations and photographs highlight treatment techniques; and an extensive list of references help correlate research with physical therapy practice. A wealth of new knowledge makes the third edition truly comprehensive. New chapters in this edition: Properties of Dense Connective Tissue and Wound Healing, The Thoracic Spine, and The Sacroiliac Joint and the Lumbar-Pelvic-Hip Complex. The ankle and hindfoot chapter has been expanded to cover the lower leg and forefoot. Other features include: new visuals - 98 new line drawings and 293 new halftones enhance the text, especially therapeutic procedures; new discussion of joint stabilization techniques and the role of exercise, reflects current practice; and new chapter outlines at the beginning of each chapter.
Therapeutic ModalitiesTherapeutic Modalities by Chad Starkey 3rd edition
For the third edition of this clearly organized and well illustrated volume, Starkey (Northeastern U., Boston) has added sections on fluidotherapy, hyperberic oxygen therapy, and magnet therapy (the latter because therapists get so many questions about this clinically unproven technique) and administrative procedure. Introductory chapters describe injury response, physiology and psychology of pain, treatment planning, and administrative concerns. The modalities of treatment, grouped in sections on cold and superficial heating agents, deep-heating agents, electrical stimulation, mechanical and light modalities, are described in sections that focus in sequential stages on the technology, the therapeutic objectives, and the applications.
This revised and expanded edition-now in an easily readable outline form-focuses on step-by-step application of major treatment techniques currently in use. It opens with the advantages, disadvantages, indications, precautions, contraindications, goals, and effects for all treatments. These categories are included in the various chapters, and are absolutely essential for practitioners to provide effective and efficient treatments that are safe and reimbursable. Each of the modalities listed in the book has a Central Procedure Code (CPT) associated with it which is important to note for reimbursement purposes and appear at the beginning of each chapter. New to this edition is the reasoning and justification for the application instructions. Detailed instructions for therapeutic exercise, massage, mobilizations, passive and active range of motion, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, and traction are given, with new and additional illustrations. While the fundamental format covering the superficial heating modalities including warm whirlpool, hydrocollator and instant hot packs, melted paraffin, infrared radiation, and fluidotherapy has remained the same, these topics have been revised and updated. The list of equipment manufacturers has been updated and remains an excellent source for information. This text continues to fulfill the existing need within the field for an up-to-date, precise, and comprehensive book that details the development that is necessary for physical therapy students, practitioners, athletic trainers, sports medicine professionals, and rehabilitation therapists.
Applied Physiotherapy: Practical Clinical Applications With Emphasis on the Management of Pain and Related Symptoms by Paul A. Jaskoviak, R. C. Schafer 1st ed edition
Science of Low Power Laser Therapy by Tina I. Karu (Editor), Karu 1st edition
Low-power laser therapy is a phototherapeutical modality promoted during the last two decades as an effective tool for the treatment of soft tissue injuries, pain, arthritis, and some other conditions. It is gaining widespread international acceptance by clinical professionals, but a certain disparity has arisen between the active work of physicians and the slow progress of laboratory studies ranging from the underlying molecular processes to the relevant photobiology. The book fills this gap and is intended for researchers who need a quick source of reference in laser light-tissue interactions, to physicians working in the field of low-power laser therapy, to graduates preparing to enter professions of laser medicine or photobiology.
Therapeutic Lasers: Theory and PracticeTherapeutic Lasers: Theory and Practice by G. David Baxter, Costas Diamantopoulos
This is a useful and much needed book on current theoretical and clinical aspects on the effects of low intensity lasers on biological tissues. The purpose is to provide the clinician, student, or researcher with an useful overview of the current research and accompanying hypotheses of the physiological effects of low intensity lasers. As such, it provides the clinician with possible treatment parameters while at the same time illustrating the significant shortcomings in our understanding of the effect of low intensity laser on living tissues, which is essential for those contemplating research in this area. The book is targeted for clinicians associated with the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, such as physicians, therapists, and students in this area as well as scientists with interests in the biological effects of low intensity lasers. This book includes many useful features, such as summary tables providing an overview of studies performed in areas such as wound healing and pain relief, illustrations to clarify more theoretical aspects related to laser physics, bioenergetics and tissue optics, and illustrations as well as pictures pertaining to the clinical usage of low intensity lasers.
Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's ManualRehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual by Craig Liebenson (Editor)
Practical how-to manual for chiropractors integrates fields of chiropractic, myofascial therapy, and exercise into a cost-effective approach for treating spinal disorders. Thoroughly covers functional assessment, manual resistance techniques, stabilization exercises, and patient education. Identifies and discusses psychosocial factors that might predispose patients to a disability, chronic pain, and treatment dependency. Contributors are practitioners from various disciplines.
Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice by Stephen H., M.D. Hochschuler, Howard B., M.D. Cotler
Hochschuler, Stephen H., MD (Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas); Cotler, Howard B., MD (Univ of Texas Health Science Center at Houston); Guyer, Richard D., MD (Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) The contributors are mostly orthopaedic surgeons, many affiliated, like the editors, with the Texas Back Institute. All of the rest of them are from the U.S.
Spinal RehabilitationSpinal Rehabilitation by David E. Stude
Offers a resource manual addressing the role that active exercise plays in reducing the likelihood of spinal injury, in maintaining or enhancing spinal health, and in the outpatient rehabilitation of those with spinal dysfunction. Provides background on operating a rehabilitation facility, then presents recommendations for evaluation. Gives four methods for assessing spinal function and deals with manual therapy, then explains principles of exercise methodology.
Spinal Stabilization : The New Science of Back PainSpinal Stabilization : The New Science of Back Pain
by Rick Jemmett

Spinal Stabilization - The New Science of Back Pain - is a book for all ‘back owners’. This easy to read manual, written for the non-medical professional, describes cutting-edge advances in the field of back injury rehabilitation and athletic conditioning. Complete with over one hundred illustrations and photos, this new approach allows people with back pain to gain control of their symptoms, often more effectively than with more traditional methods including sit-ups, back extensions, pain medications or spinal manipulation/adjustment.
Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain
This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines—including chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, and medicine—to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol. Readers will explore key differences in assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation—a great aid in choosing the best therapy for each patient. The book’s practical, case study approach addresses a variety of factors affecting myofascial integrity, including psychological issues, sleep patterns, nutrition, and fitness. A glossary defines interdisciplinary nomenclature.
Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents
This pocket-sized handbook provides essential information on 14 of the most common therapeutic physical agents used in rehabilitation, physical medicine, and sports therapy around the world. The pocket guide includes key steps in planning, executing, and charting a safe, effective, and evidence-based therapeutic application. In a user-friendly format, this reference offers insight into the existing body of human peer-reviewed literature related to the practice of these agents. Chapters contain sections related to each agent: historical perspectives, biophysical characteristics, physiologic and therapeutic effects, considerations for application, indications, contraindications, and more.
Spinal Stabilization: The New Science of Back Pain,Spinal Stabilization: The New Science of Back Pain

Spinal Stabilization
The New Science of Back Pain, 2nd Edition, provides the non-medical professional with an easy-to-read yet comprehensive and scientifically sound explanation of low back pain. Readers will learn how the healthy spine is intended to function and how this changes with low back problems. A thorough explanation of correct therapeutic stabilization exercise technique is provided, allowing people with back pain to get real control of their symptoms.
Conservative Management of Cervical Spine SyndromesConservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes by Donald R. Murphy
This is a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of the cervical spine with an emphasis on the use of conservative methods. The scope of coverage is vast, examining anatomy, clinical syndromes, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and management. Purpose: The purpose is to capture the complexities of the cervical spine and present a systematic way of approaching problems in this region of the body.
Physical Therapy of the Cervical and Thoracic SpinePhysical Therapy of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine by Ruth Grant (Editor) Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 3rd edition
An overview of the subject for physical therapists presented in three sections: anatomy, biomechanics, and innervation; examination and assessment; and clinical management. Covers treatment by passive movement, recognizing four mechanisms of neurogenic pain, and management of neural injury by manual therapy. Includes discussion linking science, art, and placebo in manual therapy. This second edition contains eight new chapters.
Physical Therapy of the Low BackPhysical Therapy of the Low Back by Lance T. Twomey (Editor), James R. Taylor (Editor) Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 3nd edition
A text on the application of physical therapy to the treatment of low back pain. This revised edition (1st ed., 1987) has expanded from 12 to 16 chapters and includes six entirely new chapters on exercise, intensive physical rehabilitation, ergonomics, lifting, back pain in children and adolescents, and surgery for intractable low back pain.

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