Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

A Practical Guide

Author: John Gibbons

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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This step-by-step guide for assessing the pelvis and sacroiliac joint by respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons explores all aspects of this crucial area of the body and how it links within the kinetic chain system. Gibbons--a registered sports osteopath who specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries—provides detailed information about how to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the pelvic girdle along with techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional exercises that promote recovery. Fully illustrated with 350 color photos, this book will give practitioners, students, and anyone who wants to understand pelvic pain and what they can do about it a wealth of practical information. Gibbons addresses key issues such as the walking/gait cycle and its relationship to the pelvis; leg length discrepancy and its relationship to the kinetic chain and the pelvis; the laws of spinal mechanics, the relationship of the hip joint, gluteal muscles, and lumbar spine to the pelvis; and sacroiliac joint screening. He discusses role of the Glutes, Psoas, Rectus femoris and other muscles and what happens to the position of the pelvis if these soft tissues become shortened. Detailed exercises and techniques are carefully illustrated with photographs that explain each movement, and an appendix for quick reference adds to the usefulness of the text.
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Understanding Joints

A Practical Guide to Their Structure and Function

Author: Bernard Kingston

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748753994

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This is an introductory text designed to give an understanding and awareness of the function of the main joints in the body. Students of physiotherapy, osteopathy and other subjects related to orthopaedics and manual medicine will find the clarity of the book helpful. The text is highly illustrated and provides a range of study tasks to encourage learning by discovery.Bernard Kingston is Senior Lecturer in Functional Anatomy and Clinic Tutor at the British School of Osteopathy, London, UK.
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A Practical Guide to the Self-Management of Lower Back Pain

A Holistic Approach to Health and Fitness

Author: James Tang

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546295410

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

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At the beginning, your back may feel a little sorebut then it starts to get stiff. Before you know it, your muscles start seizing up, causing you to bend over like an old man, unable to move. Soon it may even become chronic. Constantly suffering or becoming addicted to pain medication is no way to live life, which is why James Tang wrote this practical guide to help those who suffer from back pain. Drawing on his experiences as someone who has suffered from lower back pain, he helps you understand its causes and symptoms, examining topics such as obesity, flat feet, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sleep positions, and diet and sports nutrition. He also highlights how to holistically manage lower back pain via trigger-point therapy, flexibility training, and core stability exercises. With the majority of the population spending their working lives in prolonged seated positions, education about posture and back problems has never been more important. Get straightforward advice on preventing, managing, and eradicating pain with A Practical Guide to the Self-Management of Lower Back Pain.
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A Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Practical Approach

Author: Elaine Atkins,Jill Kerr,Emily Goodlad

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044156

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 2013

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In the new third edition of this popular multidisciplinary text, Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr and Emily Goodlad continue to advance the field of orthopaedic medicine. Always inspired by the work of Dr James Cyriax, this edition, renamed A Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine, updates techniques and incorporates recent research discoveries into the text. There are also self assessment tasks to test your understanding of orthopaedic medicine on EVOLVE, an online electronic learning solution site designed to work alongside textbooks to stimulate clinical reasoning and to enhance learning. The introductory chapters deal with the principles of orthopaedic medicine, with the following chapters taking the clinician through the practice of orthopaedic medicine joint by joint. This edition includes: Substantially revised chapters Extended evidence-based commentaries underpinning indications and contraindications to treatment of spinal lesions Expanded critique of the treatment of peripheral joints including recent advances in the approach to tendinopathy Clearly described and illustrated injection and manual techniques New page layout for easy navigation Foreword by Monica Kesson A Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine is a complete reference source that provides the most up-to-date principles and practice for students and postgraduate medical practitioners, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, including podiatrists and osteopaths. It is essential reading.
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A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine

Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment

Author: Elaine Atkins,Jill Kerr,Emily Goodlad

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057401

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This refreshing fourth edition of the established evidence-based textbook by Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr and Emily Goodlad continues to uphold the Cyriax approach to clinical reasoning, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Renamed A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine, to reflect globally understood terminology, it focuses on the principles and practice of musculoskeletal medicine, providing practical guidance and tips for clinical practice based on extensive clinical experience and evidence. The book is split into three sections. Section 1 presents the theory underpinning musculoskeletal medicine. The histology and behaviour of the soft tissues follow, with a review of the healing process, to enhance understanding of the effects of injury on the soft tissues. The first section ends with the principles of treatment as applied in musculoskeletal medicine and discusses the techniques of mobilization and injection, aims and application, and indications for use. Section 2 adopts a regional approach. Anatomy is presented, including useful tips on surface marking to locate commonly injured anatomical structures. Assessment, lesions and treatment techniques are discussed for each region as appropriate for the stage in the healing process. Section 3 provides resources to support the recording of assessment and to ensure safety, especially whilst learning the musculoskeletal medicine approach. A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine comprehensively and critically discusses current literature. It is a complete reference source for students and postgraduate medical practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and podiatrists. It is essential reading. Review questions and case scenarios at the end of each chapter to revise key principles of the approach Updates on tendinopathy management (including optimal loading), cervical arterial dysfunction, spinal clinical models and manipulation Over 250 new illustrations and photographs Evolve Resources containing: New taster video clips demonstrating assessment and treatment techniques Self-assessment section Image bank Log on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Atkins/msk
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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

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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 http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/
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Essential Physics for Manual Medicine E-Book

Author: Martin Ferrier Young

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050024

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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A textbook that covers Physical concepts at a basic level for manual therapists specifically . Clinicians in general and manual therapists in particular have a need tounderstand certain, specific aspects of physics to an advanced level.However, many lack prior education in this area, with chemistry and biology 'A' levels being emphasized in terms of entrance requirements. Most textbooks aimed at this field concentrate exclusively on the physics underpinning biomechanics, but the level at which these books are pitched is often too high to allow understanding by students who have an inadequate background in the subject. This book acts, in part, as a primer to address this deficit. Students are also required to understand the basic physics underpinning physiology, biochemistry, radiography and therapeutics. This textbook will be a guide to these specialist areas of knowledge. This text will cover biophysics as a core subject to guide the potential clinician from total ignorance to complete mastery in the areas of physics pertinent to manual medicine and its related disciplines.
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Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment - E-Book

Author: Ronald C. Evans

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323062989

Category: Medical

Page: 1208

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Logically organized with comprehensive coverage, this newly revised third edition prepares you to choose the right orthopedic tests, accurately assess any patient, and arrive at a clear diagnosis. Trusted for both its depth of coverage and its accessible, accurate information, it features gamuts, clinical pearls, and cross-reference tables for quick and easy reference. Now in brilliant full color, with all new photos of every test, it’s even more visually appealing, and illustrates common conditions and procedural tests more effectively than ever before. This edition offers a fresh look at testing for orthopedic conditions, with detailed text that explains the key moves of each test, its alternate names, and the appropriate reporting statement. Extensive cross-referencing ensures that you can easily find the right test for efficient and effective practice, and protocol charts guide you through the examination process step by step. Chapters are logically organized by region, and tests within each chapter are arranged alphabetically, so you can find the information you need in seconds! Each test begins with a brief discussion of basic anatomy, then moves into a description of the actual procedure and ends with next-step directives. Critical Thinking questions at the end of each chapter help you apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice. Orthopedic Gamuts provide summaries of key points in a concise list – numerous gamuts within each chapter help you master material quickly and easily. Clinical Pearls share the author’s knowledge gained through years of clinical experience, helping you avoid common misdiagnoses. Cross-reference tables offer at-a-glance guidance on which tests should be used to diagnose particular diseases, for maximum accuracy and efficiency in practice. Each chapter begins with an index of tests for easy reference, and axioms that remind you of elemental information, such as how painful certain maneuvers may be or the extent of some body parts’ range. Contains a chapter on malingering (non-organically-based complaints), helping you investigate and determine the root cause of complaint, whether due to injury, for psychological reasons, or an attempt to feign injury for various purposes, such as for improper receipt of worker’s compensation. Companion DVD contains video footage of Dr. Evans performing and explaining each assessment test in the book. Full-color photographs demonstrate how to perform 237 orthopedic tests! At the Viewbox feature contains high-quality radiographs that depict various pathologies, as well as musculature and other anatomy that can’t be shown photographically.
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Pelvic Floor

Author: Beate Carriere,Cynthia Markel Feldt

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131610018

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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The remarkably complex pelvic floor and its disorders comprise one of the most interesting -- and challenging -- areas of physical therapy. And recently, common problems once considered taboo, such as incontinence, have become mainstream issues. More than ever before, a solid understanding of the structure and function of the manifold problems of the pelvic floor is vital to successful treatment. This groundbreaking work brings together an international team of world-renowned experts in the treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, as well as sexual dysfunction, to provide a comprehensive guide to the structure and function of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Using concise text and clear illustrations and helpful photographs, the authors present all phenomena associated with pelvic floor dysfunction. The authors begin with a detailed overview of the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor, and then discuss all state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment strategies, from biofeedback and manual therapy to the causes of different types of pain and psychosocial problems. Detailed discussions of the specific issues associated with children, women, and men, as well as with rectal and anal dysfunction, follow. With its thorough coverage, this highly practical text is essential reading for all health care professionals who wish to provide their patients suffering from disorders of the pelvic floor with the best care available.
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E-Book Teaching Pilates for Postural Faults, Illness and Injury

a practical guide

Author: Jane Paterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033057

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves. describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms describes the treatment of common medical conditions provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions
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