Manual of Dry Needling Techniques

Author: Piyush Jain Pt

Publisher: Pref Publication

ISBN: 9788192426723


Page: 162

View: 5083

Upper & Lower Quarter HeadingPage CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION1 History2 International Definitions4 Introduction to Pain 6 Myofascial Trigger Points 14 CHAPTER 2 - UNDERSTANDING DRY NEEDLING31 Models of Dry Needling32 Types of Dry Needling34 Physiological Effects of Dry Needling35 Analgesic Effects35 Biochemical Modulation 38 Mechanical Effects39 Understanding Needles43 Handling Needles44 Practising Needling/Method Of Needling45 Direction Of Insertion46 Basic Insertion Techniques47 Manipulation47 Order Of Insertion And Removal Of Needles48 Patient Education49 Hygiene49 Material Required53 Indications53 Contraindications53 Precautions55 Appropriate Selection Of Patient55 Procedure of Dry Needling56 Advantages57 Management Of Adverse Events57 CHAPTER 3 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (UPPER QUARTER)60 Supraspinatus61 Infraspinatus62 Rhomboid Major And Rhomboid Minor63 Latissimus Dorsi65 Upper Trapezius66 Teres Major68 Teres Minor 69 Subscapularis70 Levator Scapulae71 Deltoid72 Biceps 74 Triceps75 Anconeus76 Brachialis77 Brachioradialis78 Supinator79 Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis80 Extensor Digitorum81 Extensor Carpi Ulnaris82 Pronator Teres83 Flexor Carpi Radialis 84 Flexor Digitorum Profundus And Superficialis85 Adductor Pollicis87 Opponens Pollicis88 Abductor Pollicis Brevis89 Dorsal Introssei90 CHAPTER 4 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (LOWER QUARTER)91 Gluteus Maximus92 Gluteus Medius93 Gluteus Minimus94 Piriformis95 Tensor Fascia Latae96 Adductor Magnus 97 Adductor Longus98 Pectenius99 Rectus Femoris100 Vastus Lateralis101 Vastus Medialis102 Vastus Intermidius103 Hamstring104 Sartorius106 Popliteus107 Gastronemius108 Soleus110 Plantaris111 Tibialis Anterior112 Tibialis Posterior113 Peroneus Tertius114 Peroneus Longus115 Extensor Hallucis Longus116 Extensor Digitorum Longus117 Extensor Digitorum Brevis 118 Flexor Hallucis Longus119 Flexor Hallucis Brevis120 Extensor Hallucis Brevis121 Adductor Hallucis 122 Abductor Hallucis 123 Flexor Digitorum Brevis124 Abductor Digiti Minimi125 Quadratus Plantae126 Dorsal And Planter Interossei127 SUGGESTIVE READING129

Manual of Dry Needling Techniques Color Edition

Author: Piyush Jain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530431236


Page: 164

View: 5891

All color pictures Upper & Lower Quarter Heading Page CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION 1 History 2 International Definitions 4 Introduction to Pain 6 Myofascial Trigger Points 14 CHAPTER 2 - UNDERSTANDING DRY NEEDLING 31 Models of Dry Needling 32 Types of Dry Needling 34 Physiological Effects of Dry Needling 35 Analgesic Effects 35 Biochemical Modulation 38 Mechanical Effects 39 Understanding Needles 43 Handling Needles 44 Practising Needling/Method Of Needling 45 Direction Of Insertion 46 Basic Insertion Techniques 47 Manipulation 47 Order Of Insertion And Removal Of Needles 48 Patient Education 49 Hygiene 49 Material Required 53 Indications 53 Contraindications 53 Precautions 55 Appropriate Selection Of Patient 55 Procedure of Dry Needling 56 Advantages 57 Management Of Adverse Events 57 CHAPTER 3 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (UPPER QUARTER) 60 Supraspinatus 61 Infraspinatus 62 Rhomboid Major And Rhomboid Minor 63 Latissimus Dorsi 65 Upper Trapezius 66 Teres Major 68 Teres Minor 69 Subscapularis 70 Levator Scapulae 71 Deltoid 72 Biceps 74 Triceps 75 Anconeus 76 Brachialis 77 Brachioradialis 78 Supinator 79 Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis 80 Extensor Digitorum 81 Extensor Carpi Ulnaris 82 Pronator Teres 83 Flexor Carpi Radialis 84 Flexor Digitorum Profundus And Superficialis 85 Adductor Pollicis 87 Opponens Pollicis 88 Abductor Pollicis Brevis 89 Dorsal Introssei 90 CHAPTER 4 - TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (LOWER QUARTER) 91 Gluteus Maximus 92 Gluteus Medius 93 Gluteus Minimus 94 Piriformis 95 Tensor Fascia Latae 96 Adductor Magnus 97 Adductor Longus 98 Pectenius 99 Rectus Femoris 100 Vastus Lateralis 101 Vastus Medialis 102 Vastus Intermidius 103 Hamstring 104 Sartorius 106 Popliteus 107 Gastronemius 108 Soleus 110 Plantaris 111 Tibialis Anterior 112 Tibialis Posterior 113 Peroneus Tertius 114 Peroneus Longus 115 Extensor Hallucis Longus 116 Extensor Digitorum Longus 117 Extensor Digitorum Brevis 118 Flexor Hallucis Longus 119 Flexor Hallucis Brevis 120 Extensor Hallucis Brevis 121 Adductor Hallucis 122 Abductor Hallucis 123 Flexor Digitorum Brevis 124 Abductor Digiti Minimi 125 Quadratus Plantae 126 Dorsal And Planter Interossei 127 SUGGESTIVE READING 129

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Points, Techniques and Treatments, Including Electroacupuncture and Advanced Tendon Techniques

Author: Giles Gyer,Jimmy Michael,Ben Tolson

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012029

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6670

Designed to be a go-to reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, this is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of dry needling, or medical acupuncture. It includes: · Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating trigger point locations and associated pain referral patterns · Easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating musculoskeletal dry needling points and electroacupuncture techniques · Dedicated section on the acupuncture treatment of tendinopathy · Vital information on palpation and correct needling techniques · Practical guidance on best practice, safety and treatment planning · Overviews of the history and key principles of Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture · Up-to-date research on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of MSK conditions, myofascial pain, trigger points (MTrPS), fascia and pain. The book will be an essential aid for osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as traditional acupuncturists wishing to understand a Western approach on acupuncture. Other health professionals incorporating, or looking to incorporate dry needling into their treatment programme, will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Myofasziale Schmerzen und Triggerpunkte

Diagnostik und evidenzbasierte Therapie. Die Top-30-Muskeln

Author: Peter Reilich,Christian Gröbli,Jan Dommerholt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 343729346X

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4843

Wissenschaftlich fundiert werden Pathophysiologie, Diagnostik und Therapie myopfaszialer Schmerzsyndrome dargestellt. Sie erfahren alles über die Top-30-Muskeln, die für 80% der in der Praxis auftretenden Fälle verantwortlich sind. Atlasteil mit vielen hochwertigen Abbildungen erleichtern das Verständnis Genaue Anleitungen für gezielte und beschwerdespezifische Behandlungen Informationen zur Anwendung der Manuellen Therapie und des „Dry Needlings" Neu in der 2. Auflage: Sicherheitsaspekte beim Dry Needling, ultraschallgestütztes Dry Needling Überarbeitete Angaben zu Pathophysiologie, zu Akupunkturtechniken und zu sonstigen Verfahren Verfeinerte Darstellung der Schmerzsyndrome in den Fotos

Myofascial Trigger Points - E-Book

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment

Author: Dominik Irnich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052876

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 5846

Pain and limited function of the locomotor system are the most common reasons for visiting a doctor or therapist. Muscles play a key part in these presentations as a result of their function and anatomy with current research suggesting that muscle imbalance, muscle tension and painful functional disorders are at the forefront when it comes to acute or chronic symptoms. The clinical correlate with all such symptoms is the myofascial trigger point. Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment examines all aspects of muscle physiology and the pathogenesis of myofascial pain. The book provides valuable advice on diagnosis and differential diagnosis and contains detailed, practice-oriented information and numerous illustrations of the various therapeutic procedures for the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Prepared by experts from throughout the world, Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment will be ideal for all manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine

The Manual of Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

Author: Dimitrios Kostopoulos,Konstantine Rizopoulos

Publisher: Slack Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556425424

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7735

This guide offers the reader a comprehensive theraputic approach for the evaluation and treatment of myofascial pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. This manual serves as a quick reference for clinically relevant items that pertain to the identification and management of trigger points. The first section of the book covers the therapy and research regarding the Myofascial Trigger Point Syndrome. Treatment methods and techniques are also covered in a comprehensive step-by-step format. The second section includes the most important muscles that tend to have a higher incidence of the myofascial involvement. Each muscle is supplemented by two pages of text and illustrations in order to aid the student or clinician in an institutional or practicing setting. The muscle page contains a plethora of information for the reader including muscle origin, insertion, location of trigger points, referenced pain patterns, myofascial stretching exercises, positive stretch signs, and biomechanics of injury.

Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

An Evidence- and Clinical-Informed Approach

Author: César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205576X

Category: Manipulation (Therapeutics)

Page: 848

View: 4277

The book is divided into 11 sections, covering evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the general introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education. For the remaining sections, the book alternates the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics.

Trigger Point Dry Needling E-Book

An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

Author: Jan Dommerholt,Cesar Fernandez de las Penas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702075183

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 5769

Since the publication of the first edition in 2013, the utilization of dry needling in clinical practice has expanded dramatically throughout the world. Indeed, more and more professionals have been using dry needling to effectively reducing acute and chronic pain, as well as improving motor performance, range of motion, and strength. Following the success of the previous edition, the updated Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach remains the first authoritative guide on the market. With a completely revised text and now full colour illustrations, it provides excellent clarity within content and images for even more uniform and consistent instructions on the needling techniques. Written and edited by a group of international experts, this is the most-up-to-date resource for physiotherapists, chiropractors, myotherapists, and other professionals as physicians, acupuncturists, osteopaths and athletic trainers. New chapters on the use of dry needling for Neurological Conditions and dry needling for Fascia, Scar, and Tendon; Clinical chapters with new full colour illustrations; Worldwide editors and contributors; New chapters on the use of dry needling for Neurological Conditions and dry needling for Fascia, Scar, and Tendon; Clinical chapters with new full colour illustrations; Worldwide editors and contributors;

Rückenschmerz und Lendenwirbelsäule

Interdisziplinäres Praxisbuch - entsprechend den Nationalen Versorgungsleitlinien

Author: Jan Hildebrandt,Michael Pfingsten

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 343759432X

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 4715

Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie von Rückenschmerzen werden übersichtlich und interdisziplinär dargestellt: Evidenzbasiert und nach der Nationalen Versorgungsleitlinie Kreuzschmerz Interdisziplinär und umfassend: von der Anatomie bis zur Psychosomatik Versorgungskoordination: wie wird der Patient am besten durchs Gesundheitssystem geleitet?

Schmerzen verstehen

Author: David Butler,Lorimer G. Moseley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662486573

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9433

Dieses Buch vermittelt auf anschauliche Weise, wie Schmerz entsteht, warum er anhalten kann oder immer wieder auftaucht und wie man mit ihm am besten im alltäglichen Leben umgeht.Patienten, die über die Entstehung, Verarbeitung und Wahrnehmung von Schmerzen Bescheid wissen, kommen erwiesenermaßen besser mit ihnen zurecht. Die Autoren dieses Buches erklären komplexe neurowissenschaftliche Fakten und zeigen verständlich, wie dieses Wissen in die therapeutische Praxis integriert werden kann. Finden Sie als Arzt oder Therapeut gemeinsam mit Ihrem Patienten eine gemeinsame Sprache und entwickeln Sie wirksame Instrumente zur Schmerzbewältigung und erfolgreiche Behandlungskonzepte. Stellen Sie sich als Betroffener dem Phänomen Schmerz und lernen Sie hilfreiche Verhaltensstrategien für sich zu nutzen.Neu in der 3. Auflage: komplette Aktualisierung

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation E-Book

Dry Needling Techniques

Author: Yun-tao Ma

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455701009

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1278

Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice. "Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in athletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for athletes, but for all patients of your practice." Rey Ximenes, MD The Pain and Stress Management Center Austin, Texas "For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain." Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee Unique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention. Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury. Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author’s background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience. Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential. Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice. Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.

Praxiswissen Physiotherapie

Das Taschenbuch für den Therapiealltag

Author: Karen Kenyon

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437296035

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 2634

Schnell auf einen Blick – das Wichtigste zur Physiotherapie Die Physiotherapie ist ein bewährtes Mittel, um die Bewegungs- und Funktionsfähigkeit des menschlichen Körpers zu verbessern, zu erhalten oder wiederherzustellen. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen ist aber vor allem die Anwendung in der Praxis wichtig – deswegen finden Physiotherapeuten, Schüler und Studierende der Physiotherapie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie" relevante Informationen, Fakten und Erklärungen, die sie häufig im Praxisalltag brauchen. Dabei sind die Ausführungen auf das Wesentliche beschränkt, mit knappen Definitionen, bieten aber mithilfe von anschaulichen Abbildungen einen guten Einstieg ins Thema. Das erwartet Sie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie": Anatomie des Bewegungsapparates: Muskulatur, nervale Versorgung, Dermatome, Myotome, Reflexe Schneller Zugang: Know-how zum schnellen Nachschlagen zur muskuloskelettalen, neurologischen und kardiorespiratorischen Physiotherapie Training und Belastbarkeit: von Immobilisation und Wundheilung bis hin zu Trainingsprinzipien und -zielen Umfassend: die häufigsten Krankheitsbilder in alphabetischer Reihenfolge Pharmakologie: Arzneimittel(klassen) mit Indikation, Wirkweise und Nebenwirkungen Wichtiges im Überblick: Verfahren der Elektrotherapie, funktionelle Assessments in der Geriatrie, gängige Symbole des Maitland-Konzepts u.a.

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Practical Physical Medicine

Author: Leon Chaitow,Ruth Jones

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050431

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 2294

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved

The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial Pain of Radiculopathic Origin

Author: C. Chan Gunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443054228

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 9523

University of Washington, Seattle. Second edition of a manual presenting the intramuscular stimulation approach to dealing with pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system with no obvious cause. Previous edition 1989.

Physical Therapy of the Shoulder - E-Book

Author: Robert A. Donatelli

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715311

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 2202

The leading reference on shoulder rehabilitation, Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Edition provides complete information on the functional anatomy of the shoulder, the mechanics of movement, and the evaluation and treatment of shoulder disorders. It promotes current, evidence-based practice with coverage of the latest rehabilitation and surgical techniques. Case studies show the clinical application of key principles, and follow the practice patterns from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, relating to shoulder disorders. Edited by Robert Donatelli, a well-known lecturer and consultant for professional athletes, this book includes a companion website with video clips demonstrating shoulder therapy techniques and procedures. State-of-the-art coverage details the latest rehabilitation and surgical techniques and procedures of shoulder disorders. The integration of practice patterns from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, demonstrates APTA guidelines for managing shoulder disorders. Case studies in each clinical chapter show the management of real-life situations. Video clips on the companion website demonstrate examination techniques, function tests, treatment techniques, and exercises. Updated neurology and surgery sections provide the most current, evidence-based practice parameters. New case studies are added to show the clinical application of therapy principles. Video clips on the companion Evolve website demonstrate additional techniques, exercises, and tests.

Holistic Microneedling

The Manual of Natural Skin Needling

Author: Anthony Kingston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781508686064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 2076

In the last decade several hundred thousand microneedling treatments have been performed in the western world. Yet prior to 2000 it was an unheard of practice mulling around the back pages of dry scientific trials on drug absorption. So what changed? Interestingly in an industry often driven by hype and marketing, it is the results that microneedling can produce that are really setting it apart. 176 pages 2nd Edition 2015

Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body - E-Book

The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy

Author: Robert Schleip,Thomas W. Findley,Leon Chaitow,Peter Huijing

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052280

Category: Medical

Page: 566

View: 1003

This book is the product of an important collaboration between clinicians of the manual therapies and scientists in several disciplines that grew out of the three recent International Fascia Research Congresses (Boston, Amsterdam, and Vancouver). The book editors, Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO, were major organizers of these congresses and used their extensive experience to select chapters and contributors for this book. This volume therefore brings together contributors from diverse backgrounds who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice in our current knowledge of the fascia and goes beyond the 2007, 2009 and 2012 congresses to define the state-of-the-art, from both the clinical and scientific perspective. Prepared by over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field. Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques Explores the role of fascia as a bodywide communication system Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ - for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of low back pain Describes new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues Designed to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for scientists involved in basic science research Reflects the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia, particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other complementary health care professionals Offers new insights on the fascial related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture

The Malalignment Syndrome,diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain ,2

The Malalignment Syndrome

Author: Wolf Schamberger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443069298

Category: Medical

Page: 604

View: 9386

Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment and actually prevent the initial occurrence of symptoms. Now in its second edition, The Malalignment Syndrome has established itself as a trusty one-stop reference providing a detailed description of this syndrome and how it can be identified and treated. It concentrates on the trunk, pelvis, spine, sacroiliac joint and legs, incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, stability issues, possible causes, examination and diagnostic techniques as well as a comprehensive treatment approach. Emphasis is also placed on the participation of the patient/athlete in the day-to day treatment process to achieve long-term results. Evidence-based practical advice and guidance Multidisciplinary in approach Highly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and anatomical models Recognizes the importance of prevention as well as treatment Summary and case boxes Over 100 new illustrations Additional examination techniques to facilitate diagnosis Extensively rewritten for easier reading Contributions by David Lane (Chapter 6: Horses, Saddles and Riders), Sarah Stevens and Karina Steinberg (Chapter 8: Treatment: The Manual Therapy Modes) Focuses on diagnosis/treatment of malalignment-related pelvic, leg and back pain

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: 2632

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