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Chiropractic Rehabilitation Texts

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Rehabilitation of the Spine:
A Practitioner's Manual


By Craig Liebenson DC

This practical "how-to" manual for chiropractors integrates the fields of chiropractic, myofascial therapy, and exercise into a cost-effective approach for treating spinal disorders.   It also contains a DVD that covers assessment and stabilizing tracks...it's just awesome!   It thoroughly covers functional assessment, manual resistance techniques, stabilization exercises, and patient education.   It identifies and discusses psychosocial factors that might predispose patients to a disability, chronic pain, and treatment dependency.   The foremost authorities from chiropractic, orthopaedics and physical therapy present a practical overview of spinal rehabilitation combining McKenzie, Janda, Contract-Relax and Stabilization approaches into one common treatment protocol.   This text contains the "basics" for those taking the LACC 3-year rehabilitation Diplomate program.   This book (and the rehab program) will have a profound impact on how you assess and care for every patient. This book is a real "must have"!

972 pages

Liebenson's Functional Training
DVDs and Handbook


By Craig Liebenson DC

Improve sports performance, treat and prevent injury, re-train patterns, and much more with this comprehensive, multimedia package! The Functional Training Handbook helps you reach a whole new level of physical training while fostering lifelong health, mobility, and athletic development. World-renowned author, teacher, and health care provider Dr. Craig Liebenson provides clear, how-to information, sports-specific guidelines, and key principles that will keep you and your clients at peak performance.

450 pages

Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation
of the Locomotor System


by Karel Lewit

This is the third edition by Lewit, a physician and professor with Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. This updated edition covers the examination of locomotor function and its disturbance, functional anatomy and radiography of the spinal column, indications for treatment, therapeutic techniques, clinical aspects of disturbed functions of the locomotor system, prophylaxis, problems of expertise, and the place of manipulative therapy and its future. Includes abundant B&W illustrations and photographs...the use of graphics and patient pictures and positioning is excellent.

Conservative Management of
Cervical Spine Syndromes


by Donald R. Murphy

A clinically oriented text providing a comprehensive reference of cervical spine function, dysfunction, clinical syndromes, evaluation and management. Also offers guidelines on how to approach specific clinical syndromes related to the cervical spine from the standpoint of signs and syndromes, differential diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, referral and home care.

747 pages

Assessment and Treatment
of Muscle Imbalance:
The Janda Approach


by Phillip Page,
Clare Frank,
Robert Lardner

Christopher Norris, PhD, MSc, MCSP, MBAcC -- Director of Norris Associates

"This would make a useful addition to every clinician’s library—especially physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and all those using hands-on therapies."


Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

"…a thorough, well-organized, and well-written summary of the Janda approach to muscle imbalance."


Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

"With its modest price tag and practical insights of both assessment and treatment of muscle imbalance, I would recommend this book to any practitioner or student planning to treat MSK disorders."

312 pages

Functional Soft Tissue
Examination and Treatment


by Warren I Hammer

A growing trend amongst chiropractors including soft-tissue therapy in their treatment toolbox, coupled with an ever-increasing body of research has led Dr. Hammer to update his textbook. The first section consists of an overview of soft-tissue examination and response of tissues to manual therapy. The second section is a review of the anatomy, examination and treatment of the lumbar spine and extremities. The functional diagnosis charts included here for each region are valuable practice aids. The new chapter on the lumbar spine is a thorough and up-to-date review of instability and exercise rehabilitation. The final section consists of a detailed explanation of the various manual treatment methods available to the practitioner with several topics new to this edition.

"...a new edition providing step-by-step instructions on how to examine patients using a logical sequence of passive, contractile, and special tests, and how to relate findings to biomechanical problems and lesions." Appropriate for: Chiropractic Students, Chiropractors.

812 pages

Sports Chiropractic
(Topics in Clinical Chiropractic)


by Robert D. Mootz

Contributions from leaders in the field of sports chiropractic, reprinted from five years of and updated with recent information, illuminate the growing role of the chiropractor in injury management and prevention. Includes support documents for exercise testing, pre-test history, and informed consent, tables and algorithms, and b&w photos of stretches, tests, and techniques. Mootz is associate medical director for chiropractic for the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries in Olympia, Washington. McCarthy is dean of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, California.

201 pages

Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

by S. Brent Brotzman MD and
Kevin E. Wilk PT DPT

An easily referenced compilation of post-operative and postfracture rehabilitation approaches which provides the reader with a framework on which individualized rehab programs can be built.   The author stresses that rehabilitation therapy may have as much or more effect on long term results than the initial treatment of an injury or condition.   Easily referenced tables with protocols for various injuries.

848 pages

Therapeutic Exercises
using the Swiss Ball


by Caroline Corning Creager

An illustrated text with over 250 Swiss Ball exercises.   Exercises are categorized by body position on the ball, and listed by common and technical names.   Written in laymans terms and the illustrations can be photocopied to help the therapist promote patient compliance.

Caroline Corning Creager is an award-winning author and an internationally recognized speaker on core strengthening and dynamic stabilization exercises. She is the owner of Executive Physical Therapy and the Berthoud Athletic Club, and author of eight books. Caroline has written or been featured in numerous articles: Cooking Light, Writer's Digest, Baby Steps, Flare Pregnancy, The Sunday Telegraph, Fitness, IDEA Personal Trainer, Massage Therapy Journal, Family Circle, Medical + Wellness, etc., and has appeared on local and national television.

292 pages

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