Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Therapy

Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Therapy Author Randy W. Beck
ISBN-10 9780443102202
Year 2007-11-30
Pages 535
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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This clinical textbook explores the neurological impact of manual therapies. It explores and explains concepts, relationships and scientific mechanisms of nervous system function that will aid the clinician in understanding a wide variety of common patient presentations. The text serves to demystify the clinical results seen by practitioners of manual therapy and scientifically validates the clinical success, as well as the limitations, of these approaches. This textbook is an ideal reference for health care professionals including neurologists, orthopaedists, chiropractors, osteopaths and physical and occupational therapists.

Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine

Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine Author Randy W. Beck
ISBN-10 9780702051043
Year 2011-09-21
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Fuctional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine takes the reader from the embryonic beginnings of the nervous system, through the biochemistry of receptor activation and on to the functional systems of the nervous system. Concepts, relationships and scientific mechanisms of the nervous system function are covered, and this aids the practitioner in developing their clinical approach to a wide variety of patient presentations. The text is fully referenced, which allows the reader to immediately apply the concepts to practice situations. New for this edition are new chapters on pain (including headache) and theoretical evidence, plus extensive electronic resources supporting the text. Utilizes our understanding of how the nervous system works in the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions Demystifies the clinical results seen in the practice of Functional Neurology and scientifically validates its clinical success Addresses function rather than pathology, allowing the reader to gain a firm understanding of the neurological processes seen in health and disease Contains clinical cases which are designed to be read and answered before starting the chapter to allow the reader to gauge their current state of knowledge ‘Quick Facts’ introduce new concepts or allow rapid review of information already presented in the text in a brief and succinct manner Contains a detailed overview of the concepts relating to our understanding of the development of emotion to demonstrate the link between physical health and the mind Contains abundant references to support controversial concepts

Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex

Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex Author Kirk Eriksen
ISBN-10 9780781741989
Year 2004
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This landmark text is the most comprehensive book ever published on the vertebral subluxation complex. This textbook is the culmination of several years of detailed research and review of chiropractic and medical literature on the topic of the cervical spine, the occipito-atlanto-axial subluxation, and upper cervical chiropractic care. Written by an expert renowned for his lucid, well-illustrated explanations of complex issues related to subluxation-based care. Dr. Eriksen reviews the anatomy and kinematics of the upper cervical spine and explains how impaired biomechanics causes neurological dysfunction and physiological concomitants. This reference is not intended to be about chiropractic technique; rather, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex provides the "why" as opposed to the "how" of upper cervical chiropractic care.

Neuroanatomy Draw It to Know It

Neuroanatomy  Draw It to Know It Author Adam Fisch MD
ISBN-10 9780199708536
Year 2009-06-03
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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"If you can't draw it, you don't know it:" that was the rule of the late neuroanatomist William DeMyer, MD. Yet books do not encourage us to draw and redraw neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It teaches neuroanatomy through step-by-step instruction of how to draw neuroanatomical pathways and structures. Its instructive language is highly engaging. Users draw neuroanatomical structures and pathways in several steps so they are remembered and use mental and physical mnemonics to demonstrate difficult anatomical rotations and directional pathways. Anatomical pictures and radiographic images accompany the diagrams to clarify spatially challenging features; relevant synonyms are listed to avoid inter-text confusion; inconsistencies in the neuroanatomy literature are highlighted to mitigate frustration; and historical and current accounts of neuroanatomical systems are presented for perspective. Many neuroanatomy textbooks are great references, but fail to provide a working knowledge of neuroanatomy, and many neuroanatomy handbooks provide bedside pearls, but are too concise to be fully satisfactory. This instructional workbook teaches a comprehensive, but practical approach to neuroanatomy; it includes references where necessary but steers users toward key clinical features. Most importantly, Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It instructs the reader to draw and redraw the anatomy and teaches an active approach to learning.

Receptor Based Solutions Functional Neurology Every Doctor Should Know

Receptor Based Solutions  Functional Neurology Every Doctor Should Know Author Michael D Allen
ISBN-10 0988754827
Year 2014-05-09
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher
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Where primitive reflexes were once saved for the youngest, the eldest, and the most infirmed in society, now functional neurology has revealed their greater application for general human performance. With his Receptor Based Solutions, Dr. Michael Allen shares his unique clinical approach to primitive reflexes using manual muscle testing as functional neurology. Accordingly, what used to be considered impossible has become a clinical expectation. These revolutionary ideas have earned Dr. Allen international acclaim in tens of countries on four different continents. The human nervous system is receptor driven; it is plastic. It is activated and stimulated through the various ways that generate a motor response. The appropriate sensory input shapes a proper motor response. However, when the sensory input is askew the motor display will be likewise flawed. Detecting these dysfunctional receptors before they become deep seated neuroplastic anomalies is the key to Dr. Allen's Receptor Based Solutions. Discover how to encourage positive plasticity in your patient's neuraxis by restoring functional receptor stimulation. Learn to apply Dr. Allen's innovative functional tests on every patient and promote positive changes in their health. Read Receptor Based Solutions; Functional Neurology Concepts Every Doctor Should Know and realize he simple secrets to optimizing your patient's nervous system today!

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms  A Five Areas Approach Author Christopher Williams
ISBN-10 9781444138351
Year 2011-08-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms uses the proven and trusted five areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of sensation, weakness and numbness. Easy to use and practical, this CBT workbook: Presents the insights of award-winning authors who are experts in the field Contains therapeutic advice proven to work through years of research and practice Ensures patients success through specific plans leading to positive results Provides advice for friends and family of patients This book is designed for CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare workers to share with their patients. A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist Author Russell J. Love
ISBN-10 9781483141992
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann
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Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist presents the fundamentals in understanding the nervous system in the context of communication. The book takes into consideration the nervous anatomic systems, such as sensory pathways. The text first introduces the speech-language neurology, and then proceeds to discussing the organization and neural function of the nervous system. Next, the book relates the nervous anatomic systems to language, speech, and hearing. The text also covers clinical speech syndromes and disorders. The book will be most useful to speech pathologists and therapists. Neurologists and neurosurgeons will also greatly benefit from the text.

Neurological Examination Made Easy E Book

Neurological Examination Made Easy E Book Author Geraint Fuller
ISBN-10 9780702055027
Year 2013-07-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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A concise and highly illustrated guide to the clinical examination of the nervous system for medical students, rsidents and junior doctors. A concise and lucid explanation of how to examine the nervous system. Copiously illustrated with clear line diagrams and flow charts. Instructions are clear and systematic – what to do, what you will find, and what it means. Strengthening of recommendations on the order of sensory testing. Addition of Halmagyi's head thrust test. Updating of the cases in the section on passing clinical exams.

The Chiropractic Neurological Examination

The Chiropractic Neurological Examination Author Joseph S. Ferezy
ISBN-10 0834202565
Year 1992
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Aspen Pub
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The Chiropractic Neurological Examination shows you how to organize, perform, interpret, and record every aspect of a chiropractic neurological screening examination. Plus this valuable resource provides easy-to-use sample forms to help you follow the text's sensible record-keeping recommendations.

The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy

The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy Author Eyal Lederman
ISBN-10 9780443074325
Year 2005
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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"The text aims to assist practitioners and students of manual therapy to develop a deeper understanding of their patients' processes and how they may be affected by different MT techniques. It aims to help MT practitioners deliver a more effective and safer treatment and to be able to treat a broader range of conditions."--BOOK JACKET.

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance Author Phillip Page
ISBN-10 0736074007
Year 2010
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
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Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachblends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist , the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is functional—emphasizing the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports and general activities.Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachis the only text to offer practical, evidence-based application of Janda’s theories. Filled with illustrations, photos, and step-by-step instructions, Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalanceuses a systematic approach in presenting information that can be used in tandem with other clinical techniques. This resource for practitioners features the following tools: --A rationale for rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal sytem based on the relationship between the central nervous system and the motor system --A systematic method for the functional examination of the muscular system --Treatment processes focusing on the triad of normalization of peripheral structures, restoration of muscle balance, and facilitation of afferent systems and sensorimotor training --The role of muscle imbalance and functional pathology of sensorimotor systems for specific pain complaints, including cervical pain syndrome, upper- and lower-extremity pain syndromes, and low back pain syndromes Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalanceprovides an evidence-based explanation of muscle imbalance. The step-by-step Janda system of evaluation is explained—including analysis of posture, balance, and gait; evaluation of movement patterns; testing of muscle length; and assessment of the soft tissue. The text explores treatment options for muscle imbalance through facilitation and inhibition techniques and sensorimotor training to restore neuromsucular function. It also includes four case studies examining musculoskeletal conditions and showing how the Janda approach compares with other treatments. This text combines theory, evidence, and applications to assist clinicians in implementing the Janda approach into their practice. Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachfocuses on the neurological aspects of muscle imbalance that are common causes of pain and dysfunction in sports and occupational activities. By distilling the scientific works of Vladimir Janda into a practical, systematic approach, this unique resource will assist health care providers in treating patients with musculoskeletal complaints as well as exercise professionals in developing appropriate exercise prescription and training programs.

Practical Neurology

Practical Neurology Author Biller
ISBN-10 9781451142631
Year 2012
Pages 747
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This book is a practical, concise alternative to existing neurology textbooks. The outline format and standard chapter template offers the reader immediate, comprehensive information. The author is a well-respected educator who has a talent for making neurologic information accessible and understandable. Significant changes have been made to the therapeutics/management portion of the book as well as specific diagnosis-related chapters have been updated. More tables and figures allow the reader to find the information quickly. This book sits between a handbook and a textbook and distinguishes itself in its presentation of material in a problem-oriented format: 35 chapters discuss how to approach the patient with a variety of disorders; the second half of the book discusses treatment options.

NeuroKinetic Therapy

NeuroKinetic Therapy Author David Weinstock
ISBN-10 9781583945926
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns—reprogramming the body at the neural level.This easy-to-follow practitioner’s manual presents a series of muscle tests specially designed to uncover and resolve compensation patterns in the body. Author David Weinstock begins by explaining how this approach stimulates the body and mind to resolve pain. Organized anatomically, each section of the book includes clear photographs demonstrating correct positioning of the muscle accompanied by concise explanations and instructions. Labeled anatomical illustrations appear at the end of each section showing the relationships between the muscles and muscle groups. This essential resource is especially useful for physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and massage therapists looking for new ways to treat underlying causes of pain.

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema Management Author Joachim Ernst Zuther
ISBN-10 9783131468130
Year 2012-12-12
Pages 423
Language en
Publisher Thieme
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This comprehensive guide with so much good advice will be of much practical value to all who care for lymphedema patients and their difficult problems. --European Journal of Plastic Surgery In this expanded third edition, with more than a dozen new sections and updates of all existing chapters, Lymphedema Management once again provides a clear and accessible introduction to the circulatory and lymphatic systems, the disturbances that lead to lymphedema and related conditions, and the most effective therapies for treating them. Covering key areas from anatomy, physiology, and pathology, to diagnosis, evaluation, hands-on therapeutic interventions, and practice management, this new edition is a complete and essential handbook for lymphedema management. Special features of the third edition: Addition of editor Steve Norton, one of the pioneers of lymphatic studies in the U.S., and 13 international contributors Illustrated, step-by-step coverage of complete decongestive therapy (CDT): a highly effective combination of manual lymph drainage, compression therapies, decongestive exercises, and skin care New sections on genetics and imaging, surgical and pharmaceutical options, compression strategies for wounds and limb paralysis, management of the morbidly obese, truncal and genital lymphedema, cancer rehabilitation, and much more Expanded coverage of bandaging and taping techniques for the upper and lower extremities, compression garment selection and care, complication management, risk reduction, the role of exercise, and more New, larger format with up to 400 photographs, anatomical diagrams, and illustrations A wealth of exercises and self-care tips for patients Ideal for physical therapists, physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and students who need a full understanding of this complex topic, Lymphedema Management offers the current, evidence-based techniques that are essential for treatment success.

Manual Therapy in Children

Manual Therapy in Children Author Heiner Biedermann
ISBN-10 0443100187
Year 2004
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher
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Manual Therapy in Children presents a comprehensive conceptual approach to the subject of manual therapy for children of different ages. This approach considers the relationship between the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function at different stages of development and places strong emphasis on the prevention of problems as the child develops as well as on their safe and effective treatment and management. Presents a fresh, evidence-based approach to the management of a wide range of pediatric problems Features approximately 250 high quality illustrations that clarify key points The Basics summarizes essential theoretical information such as anatomy and physiology, neuromotor development of the first 5 years - crawling to walking, and surface anatomy Clinical Insights looks at issues which may affect the neuromotor development of the child and offers management approaches including birthing interventions, birth trauma, differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders, and asymmetry Practical Aspects of Manual Therapy in Children includes advice on communicating with parents and children; guidance for examination and treatment; and considerations for treating different joints and spinal regions Radiology in Manual Therapy describes the functional radiology of the spine in the young child and how to take, interpret, and document radiographs in infants and young children. Making Sense of It All outlines the clinical picture including functional disorders (such as KiSS syndrome), neurological and biomechanical disorders, and the long-term consequences of untreated functional disorders in the first year Other topics include therapy for children with CP, hydrocephalus, radiological monuments of cervical stress, ADD (attention deficit disorder), POS (psycho-organic syndrome), MCD (minimal cerebral damage), and hereditary predisposition