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ISBN: 9780323168113
Page Count: 592
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $129.99

The Activator Method - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, John R. Green, DC, Tony S. Keller, PhD and Christopher J. Colloca, DC

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323168113
Page Count: 592
Imprint: Mosby
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From basic scan protocols to advanced assessment procedures, THE ACTIVATOR METHOD, 2nd Edition discusses the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) in an easy-to-understand, how-to approach. This updated 2nd edition covers all aspects of the controlled low-force analytical and adjusting system, from the history of the technique to in-depth examinations of body structures. It also features expanded content on supportive subjects from seven new contributors, discussing topics such as activator and instrument adjusting history, instrument reliability in the literature, the neurology of pain and inflammation, temporal mandibular disorders, and leg length reactivity.
    • UNIQUE! As the only Activator Method textbook in the field, it is known as the standard reference in Activator.
    • Expert author, Dr. Arlan Fuhr, is a co-founder of the AMCT, bringing his unparalleled expertise to the subject.
    • Brand new full-color photos detail assessment procedures, specific anatomical contact points, and lines of drive to clearly show procedures for easier learning.
    • Clinical Observations boxes share the author’s knowledge from years of experience and provide tips on analysis of certain conditions and suggestions for atypical cases.
    • Summary tables in each clinical chapter allow you to quickly access pertinent information.
    • Step-by-step instruction throughout the Instrumentation section helps you understand the principles of the technique.
    • Appendix: Activator Quick Notes for Basic and Advanced Protocol provides at-a-glance reviews of important points and things to remember when performing basic and advanced protocols.
    • A new chapter on leg length analysis procedures offers comprehensive coverage of this critical step in using the Activator Method.
    • Seven new contributors bring fresh insight to AMCT.
  • Section I: Introduction to the Activator Method

    1. History of a Technique System

    2. Chiropractic Science: Toward Understanding Spinal Manipulation

    3. Variability of Force Magnitude and Force Duration in Manual and Instrument-Based Manipulation Techniques

    4. Pain Mechanisms and Control

    Section II: Clinical Observations and Advanced Assessment Procedures

    5. Leg Length Reactivity

    6. The Activator Method Analytical Technique

    Section III: Instrumentation

    7. The Activator Method Basic Scan Protocol

    8. Additional Tests for the Sacrum, Pelvis, and Related Structures

    9. Additional Tests for the Hip and Related Structures

    10. Additional Lumbar Tests and Adjustments

    11. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Thoracic Vertebrae and Ribs

    12. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Cervical Spine

    13. The Temporomandibular Joint

    14. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Knee and Related Structures

    15. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Foot and Ankle

    16. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Shoulder and Related Structures

    17. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

    Appendix: Activator Quick Notes for Basic and Advanced Protocols


  • Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, President, National Institute of Chiropractic Research; Senior Member, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine; Co-Founder and CEO, Activator Methods, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA, John R. Green, DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, Tony S. Keller, PhD, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT and Christopher J. Colloca, DC
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