Chiropractic Technique - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
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Chiropractic Technique - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians.

  • 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


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