Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: The upper body

Author: Leon Chaitow,Judith DeLany

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074488

Category: Medical

Page: 595

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Discusses theories and physiology relevant to the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially as it regards the soft tissues of the upper body. Includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region and a regional approach to treatment, and gives a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy.

Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems

Adults and Paediatrics

Author: Jennifer A. Pryor,Ammani S Prasad

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039748

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Now in it’s fourth edition, Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems continues to be an essential textbook and reference source for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for the clinician working with patients with cardiac and respiratory problems. It strengths lie in integrating the evidence with clinical practice and in covering the whole patient lifespan - infants, children, adolescents and adults. new chapters on: critical care, surgery, and psychological aspects of care expanded evidence for clinical practice case studies multi-contributed chapters written by internationally recognised experts extensively revised text with new illustrations and photographs comprehensive reference lists which directs the reader to further sources of information Part of the Physiotherapy Essentials series - core textbooks for both students and lecturers Online image bank now available! Log on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Pryor/physiotherapy and type in your unique pincode for access to over 300 downloadable images

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E-Book

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050954

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond. Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT

The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance

Author: Phillip Page,Todd S. Ellenbecker

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736036887

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Gain a solid base in the science behind elastic resistance exercise and learn the latest clinical applications for rehabilitation and fitness. The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistanceis the most comprehensive guide to elastic resistance exercise. With this expansive reference, students and clinicians will learn how to deliver the most effective clinical and home exercise programs for patients and clients as well as tailor individual programs to improve physical conditioning and sport-specific abilities. The book's 430 photographs show how to perform a variety of exercises using elastic resistance bands and tubing. The companion CD-ROM (which can be purchased separately from the link below when it is available) contains all the exercises in the book, making it one of the most complete collections of elastic resistance exercises available. The CD-ROM is set up in the PhysioTools platform and allows users to order, edit, and download exercise programs, as well as -sort exercises by body part, sport/activity, or special population for quick reference; -develop protocols of elastic resistance exercises; and -provide clean-printed handouts with instructions for patients. The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistancepresents a broad range of easy-to-access information organized into five parts: scientific applications, exercise applications for different areas of the body, training applications, sport-specific applications for 10 different sports, and special populations.

Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP): The Neck and Upper Extremity

Author: Ola Grimsby,Jim Rivard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615257690

Category:

Page: 348

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This long awaited textbook, and its companion texts, from The Ola Grimsby Institute provide decades of clinical experience and reasoning, with both historical and current evidence, with rationale for active treatments in orthopaedic manual therapy. Practical guidelines for exercise rehabilitation are presented with this logical and exciting work. Incorporating experience and science, this book provides new approaches and treatment principles to make what you already do more effective. Extensive Content: Over 332 pages and 455 illustrations, photographs and tables Ola Grimsby and his co-authors have compiled a significant resource for the practicing physical therapist and manual therapist. Ideal for both the classroom and clinic.

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

The Trigger Point Manual

Author: Janet G. Travell,David G. Simons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683083678

Category: Medical

Page: 626

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...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

The Janda Approach

Author: Phillip Page,Clare Frank,Robert Lardner

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450408288

Category: Musculoskeletal system

Page: 297

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Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach blends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality.

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 E-Book

The Lower Body

Author: Leon Chaitow,Judith DeLany

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050946

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 1907

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Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 - The Lower Body discusses the theory and practice of the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially with regards to the soft tissues of the lower body. Authored by experts of international renown, this highly successful book provides a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, and includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region. The volume now comes with an EVOLVE site for instructors who can download the full text and images for teaching purposes. Provides a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ volume on the treatment of somatic pain and dysfunction Designed and written to meet the needs of those working with neuromuscular dysfunction in a variety of professions All muscles covered from the perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain Describes normal anatomy and physiology as well as the associated dysfunction Gives indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient Combines NMT, MET, PR and much more to give a variety of treatment options for each case Describes the different NMT techniques in relation to the joint anatomy involved Practical step-by-step descriptions provided to make usage easy Includes acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches Contains up-to-date evidence based content Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of NMT methodology from differing areas of practice Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine

Author: John A. Downey,Stanley J. Myers,Erwin G. Gonzalez

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483193993

Category: Medical

Page: 782

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The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine: Second Edition presents a comprehensive examination of the management of patients with functional impairments due to disease or trauma. It discusses the distinction between disabilities and impairments per se. It addresses the method in which the human body adapts and compensates for the stress produced by physical injuries. Some of the topics covered in the book are the physiology of cerebellum and basal ganglia; description of upper and lower motor neurons; anatomy of the vascular supply to the brain; characteristics of the autonomic nervous system; structure, chemistry, and function of skeletal muscle; the receptors in muscle; and cardiopulmonary physiology. The role of muscle spindles in perception of limb position and movement is fully covered. An in-depth account of the physiology of synovial joints and articular cartilage are provided. The cellular and glandular components of the skin are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the factors involve in wound healing. Another section focuses on the nerve conduction and neuromuscular transmission. The book can provide useful information to doctors, dermatologists, students, and researchers.

Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care

Author: Raymond Tong

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128498811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care provides readers with the most current research and information on the clinical and biomedical applications of wearable technology. Wearable devices provide applicability and convenience beyond many other means of technical interface and can include varying applications, such as personal entertainment, social communications and personalized health and fitness. The book covers the rapidly expanding development of wearable systems, thus enabling clinical and medical applications, such as disease management and rehabilitation. Final chapters discuss the challenges inherent to these rapidly evolving technologies. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of the latest advances in wearable technology and devices in healthcare and medicine Presents the main applications and challenges in the biomedical implementation of wearable devices Includes examples of wearable sensor technology used for health monitoring, such as the use of wearables for continuous monitoring of human vital signs, e.g. heart rate, respiratory rate, energy expenditure, blood pressure and blood glucose, etc. Covers examples of wearables for early diagnosis of diseases, prevention of chronic conditions, improved clinical management of neurodegenerative conditions, and prompt response to emergency situations

Positional Release Techniques with on-line videos

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702068462

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Positional Release Techniques continues to be the go-to resource for those who want to easily learn and confidently use this manual approach to safely manage pain and dysfunction in humans (and animals). As well as a structural revision, the fourth edition now includes new illustrations and chapters with videos and an image bank on a companion website to reinforce knowledge. At its core, the book explores the principles and modalities of the different forms of positional release techniques and their application which range from the original strain/counterstrain method to various applications in physical therapy, such as McKenzie’s exercise protocols and kinesio-taping methods that ‘unload’ tissues. These methods are traced from their historical roots up to their current practice with a showcase of emerging research and evidence. In addition to a series of problem-solving clinical descriptions supported by photos of assessment and treatment methods, learning is further boosted by practical exercises which examine PRT methodology and the mechanics of their use. Emphasises safety and usefulness in both acute and chronic settings Comprehensive coverage of all methods of spontaneous release by positioning Easy to follow and extensively illustrated Balanced synopsis of concepts and clinical-approach models throughout Learning supported by problem-solving clinical descriptions and practical exercises in the book as well as videos and downloadable images on the companion website - www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com Revised content structure New chapters including: Strain/counterstrain research Positional release and fascia Balanced ligamentous tension techniques Visceral positional release: the counterstrain model Redrawn and new artwork Companion website – www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com – containing videos that demonstrate application of PRTs and bank of downloadable images

Soft-Tissue Manipulation

A Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft-Tissue Dysfunction and Reflex Activity

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892812769

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Presents a comprehensive study to the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction and reflex activity and explains newer methods and techniques used in manipulative medicine.

Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine

Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects

Author: Victor R. Preedy,Gerard N. Burrow,Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1334

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Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives: From the leaching of iodine from soil resulting in crops with low iodine content to malnutrition resulting in impaired iodine absorption. Poor dietary diversification and impoverished socio-economic development can also lead to iodine deficiencies. Although it is possible to diagnose and treat deficiencies, there is still an ongoing dialogue regarding the detailed molecular pathology of iodine homeostatis, how hypothyroidism impacts the body tissues, and efficient diagnosis and treatment of the Iodine Deficiency Disorders. This Handbook provides a resource of information on the various pathways and processes based on different countries or diseases. Because there is a constant flow of new information on iodine and related disorders, the goal of this Handbook is to provide a base of scientific information upon which additional knowledge can be applied. Provides important information on one of the most common micro-nutrient deficiencies in the world, the most important "single nutrient-multiple consequences" paradigm today Includes information on iodine-related diseases, including those that are common, preventable and treatable Provides insight from a broad perspective of viewpoints -- from subcellular transports to economic impact

Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

A Clinician's Approach

Author: Basil T. Darras,H. Royden Jones, Jr.,Monique M. Ryan,Darryl C. De Vivo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124171273

Category: Medical

Page: 1160

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Neuromuscular disorders are diagnosed across the lifespan and create many challenges especially with infants, children and adolescents. This new edition of the definitive reference, edited by the established world renowned authorities on the science, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders in childhood is a timely and needed resource for all clinicians and researchers studying neuromuscular disorders, especially in childhood. The Second Edition is completely revised to remain current with advances in the field and to insure this remains the standard reference for clinical neurologists and clinical research neurologists. The Second Edition retains comprehensive coverage while shortening the total chapter count to be an even more manageable and effective reference. Carefully revised new edition of the classic reference on neuromuscular disorders in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Definitive coverage of the basic science of neuromuscular disease and the latest diagnosis and treatment best practices. Includes coverage of clinical phenomenology, electrophysiology, histopathology, molecular genetics and protein chemistry

The Heart of Listening

A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work

Author: Hugh Milne

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 155643278X

Category: Medical

Page: 510

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This deluxe hardcover editions contains both Volume I and II of The Heart of Listening. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. He explains the importance of meditation, centering, and the cultivation of heartfulness in the development of compassionate practice. Milne introduces the reader to the story of visionary work—its genesis, evolution, philosophy, and practice—and explains how a grounding in meditation, sensitive touch, and intuitive perception can lead to a remarkable unfoldment in skill development. In the second volume, Milne details the anatomy, physiology, energetics, and techniques that are the essential core of visionary craniosacral work. His particular genius lies in his ability to weave a delicate tapestry of narrative, poetry, and scientific fact into a fascinating and insightful exposition of the visionary healing arts.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies

Principles to Practice

Author: Eyal Lederman

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443069697

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy explores the vast and complex discipline of neuromuscular rehabilitation and simplifies it for clinical use. It is a practical source book for practitioners of manual and physical therapy who work with movement rehabilitation after musculoskeletal injury and pain conditions, sports rehabilitation, surgery and central nervous system damage. The book is a synthesis of over half a century of research and can be described as 'neuromuscular rehabilitation made easy'. It explores movement control and how it is affected by injury, pain and central damage. It provides practical solutions and comprehensive demonstrations (DVD) of movement rehabilitation for the upper and lower limbs and the trunk/spine. 1. Introduction 2. Motor control 3. Motor abilities 4. Sensory abilities 5. Motor adaptation 6. Plasticity in the motor system 7. Motor reorganisation in musculoskeletal injury 8. Cognitive and behavioural considerations in neuromuscular rehabilitation 9. Managing non-traumatic pain conditions 10. Neuromuscular considerations in managing individuals with CNS damage 11. Developing a rehabilitation programme 12. Motor abilities, assessment to challenge: re-abilitation 13. Optimising proprioceptive recovery 14. Neuromuscular rehabilitation: summary