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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"!
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.
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
use of graphics and patient pictures and positioning is
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.
Assessment and Treatment
of Muscle Imbalance:
The Janda Approach
by Phillip Page,
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."
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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