Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition
No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. A review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of adjustive techniques, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos and a complete image collection make this book ideal for the classroom and a "keeper" as students move into practice.
- Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy.
- Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy.
- Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another.
- Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint.
- Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations.
- Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques.
- Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain.
- Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques.
- NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book.
- Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation.
- A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.
Chapter 1: General Overview of the Chiropractic Profession The Past The Present The Future Conclusions Chapter 2: Joint Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics Fundamental Concepts, Principles, and Terms Joint Function Mechanical Forces Acting on Connective Tissue Properties of Connective Tissue Models of Spine Function Chapter 3: Joint Assessment Principles and Procedures The Manipulable Lesion Subluxation Vertebral Subluxation Complex Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Spinal Listings Clinical Evaluation of Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Clinical Documentation Chapter 4: Principles of Adjustive Technique Classification and Definition of Manual Therapies Joint Manipulative Procedures Soft Tissue Manipulative Procedures Indications for Adjustive Therapy Mechanical Spine Pain Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndromes Contraindications to and Complications of Adjustive Therapy Effects of Adjustive Therapy Application of Adjustive Therapy Chapter 5: The Spine: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Assessment and Adjustive Techniques Structure and Function of the Spine Evaluation of Spinal Joint Function Cervical Spine Adjustments of the Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine Adjustments of the Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Lumbar Spine Adjustments of the Lumbar Spine Pelvic Joints Adjustments of the Pelvis Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques Role of the Peripheral Joints Temporomandibular Joint Shoulder Elbow Wrist and Hand Hip Knee Ankle and Foot Chapter 7: Nonthrust Procedures: Mobilization, Traction, and Soft Tissue Techniques Joint Mobilization Manual Traction-Distraction McKenzie Method Cranial Manipulation Soft Tissue Manipulation Conclusions Glossary Appendices 1: Named Chiropractic Techniques 2: Reliability Studies 3: Citation Synopsis
Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, Editor-in-Chief, Chiropractic Technique, Mendota Heights, MN and David H. Peterson, DC, Chiropractic Science Center, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR