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.
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