Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine - 2-Volume Set, 1st Edition
The only definitive guide in two volumes for physiotherapists on the assessment and treatment of cervical spine disorders.
Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine is a two-volume, highly illustrated comprehensive guide to assessing, understanding and treating disorders and syndromes of the cervical spine which will give the practitioner confidence to treat and improve their patient care.
Volume One: Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches covers all aspects essential to understanding the clinical complexity of the cervical spine, outlining procedures for a correct clinical assessment of the patient. It discusses current issues regarding patterns of cervical spine pain, clinical reasoning, the pathomechanics of joint dysfunction and the use of tests. It also describes in detail the various concepts and therapeutic approaches currently used in the diagnosis and treatment of the cervical spine, myofascial pain syndrome, neuromuscular control deficits, neurodynamics along with the various techniques of mobilization and joint manipulation. The international collaboration of leading experts in the field of research and an extensive clinical practice and literature review make this a must-read book for anyone concerned with the prevention and treatment of neck pain.
An indispensable guide for those practitioners who want to develop or hone the skills needed to assess the cervical spine.
Volume Two: Clinical Syndromes and Manipulative Approaches comprehensively addresses the diagnosis and treatment of the various and complex syndromes that occur in the cervical spine, from discogenic syndromes to cervical myelopathy and the physical and psychological factors involved in whiplash. A particularly important chapter is devoted to the identification of risk factors in manual treatment of the cervical spine. The last chapter deals with new contributions in the neurobiology of pain and considers chronic neck pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. The international collaboration of leading experts in the field of research and an extensive clinical practice and literature review make this a must-read book for anyone concerned with the prevention and treatment of neck pain.
An indispensable guide for those practitioners who want to establish guidelines for the safe and effective treatment of the cervical spine and their patients.
- World authorities from across the field demonstrate best practice for assessing patients and choice of clinical treatment methods for cervical spine disorders
- Covers clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the cervical spine
- Includes chapter on pain patterns
- Showcases optimal delivery of treatments by combining clinical art and skills with research and evidence-based practice
- Heavily illustrated with over 600 figures
- World authorities from across the field demonstrate best practice for diagnosing and treating cervical spine syndromes
- Includes major chapter on the complex pain patient
- Showcases safe and effective manipulative approaches by combining clinical art and skills with research and evidence-based practice
- Heavily illustrated with over 650 figures
Section I: The Cervical Spine: Anatomical and Functional Basis and Pain Patterns
1 Evolutionary Anatomy of the Human Vertebral ColumnJosep María Potau Ginés2 Clinical Anatomy of the Cervical SpineRafael Torres Cueco3 Biomechanics of the Cervical SpineRafael Torres Cueco4 Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Craniocervical SpineRafael Torres Cueco5 Pain Patterns of the Cervical SpineRafael Torres Cueco
Section II: Clinical Assessment of the Cervical Spine
6 Pathomechanics of Joint DysfunctionRafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés7 Clinical Reasoning in the Manipulative Treatment of the Cervical SpineDarren A. Rivett8 Clinical Evaluation Of The PatientRafael Torres Cueco9 Cervical Spine ImagingEva Llopis San Juan, Sandra Gonzalez Ibañez10 Electrodiagnostic Evaluation In Cervical RadiculopathySilvia Parra Escorihuela, Elvira Millet Sancho
Section III: Treatment Approaches
11 Analgesic Effects of Manual TherapyRafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés, Moises Giménez-Costa, Mark D. Bishop12 Manual Therapy of the Cervical SpineRafael Torres Cueco, Moises Giménez Costa13 Muscle Deficits in Neck Pain Disorders: Implications for the Rehabilitation of People with Neck PainDeborah Falla14 Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscular Pain Syndromes of the Cervical SpineOrlando Mayoral Del Moral, Isabel Salvat, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés, Rafael Torres Cueco15 Cervical Spine and Mobilization of the Nervous SystemRafael Torres Cueco, Carlos López Cubas, Eduardo Zamorano Zárate, David S. Butler
1 Clinical Approach to Cervical Discogenic Pain and Radiculopathy2 Clinical Approach to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy3 Clinical Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndromes4 Clinical Approach to Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome5 Clinical Approach to Craniovertebral Instability6 Specific Assessment and Management of Patients with Low Cervical Instability7 Headache and the Cervical Spine8 Clinical Approach to Dizziness of Cervical Origin9 Physical and Psychological Factors Involved in Whiplash: Implications for Physiotherapy Assessment and Management10 Cervical Manipulation and Neurovascular Accidents11 The complex pain patient
Rafael Torres Cueco, President of the Spanish Society of Physiotherapy and Pain; Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Valencia, Spain; Director of Masters program on Manual Therapy at the University of Valencia