Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes - Elsevier E-book on VitalSource
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Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes - Elsevier E-book on VitalSource


A pioneering, one-stop manual which harvests the best proven approaches from physiotherapy research and practice to assist the busy clinician in real-life screening, diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal pain across the whole body. Led by an experienced editorial team, the chapter authors have integrated both their clinical experience and expertise with reasoning based on a neurophysiologic rationale with the most updated evidence.

The textbook is divided into eleven sections, covering the top evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the General Introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In Chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while Chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education.

For the remaining sections, the textbook alternates between the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide state-of-the-art updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review pertinent and updated aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics.

  • The only one-stop manual detailing examination and treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes supported by accurate scientific and clinical data
  • Over 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques
  • Led by an expert editorial team and contributed by internationally-renowned researchers, educators and clinicians
  • Covers epidemiology and history-taking
  • Highly practical with a constant clinical emphasis


1. Epidemiology of upper extremity pain syndromes Louise Thwaites and Karen Walker-Bone

2. Epidemiology of lower extremity pain syndromes Adam Goode and Sean Rundell

3. History taking Peter A. Huijbregts

4. History taking for patients with lower extremity syndromes Megan Burrowbridge Donaldson and Kristina Averell

5. Physical examination Shane Koppenhaver, Timothy Flynn and Jennifer Crane

6. Treating the brain in chronic pain Adriaan Louw

7. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy for the spine: McKenzie method Stephen May and Richard Rosedale

8. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy for the extremity: McKenzie method Stephen May and Grant Richard Burges Watson


9. Mechanical neck pain Bryan S. Dennison and Michael H. Leal

10. Whiplash-associated disorders Michele Sterling

11. Differential diagnosis and treatment of cervical myelopathy, cervical radiculopathy and cervical myeloradiculopathy Chad Cook and Amy Cook

12. Thoracic outlet syndrome Susan W. Stralka

13. Thoracic spine manipulation William Egan, Paul E. Glynn and Joshua A. Cleland

14. Joint mobilization and manipulation of the cervical spine John R. Krauss, Douglas S. Creighton, Joshua A. Cleland and César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

15. Therapeutic exercise for mechanical neck pain Carol Kennedy


16. Mechanical low back pain Scott Burns, Edward Foresman, Stephenie Kraycsir, and Joshua A. Cleland

17. Lumbar radiculopathy Chad Cook and Mark Wilhelm

18. Lumbar spine instability Bryan S. Dennison and Michael Leal

19. Lumbar spine in lower extremity pain syndromes Scott Burns, Paul E. Glynn, Edgar Savidge and Joshua A. Cleland

20. The contribution of the pelvic floor muscles to pelvic pain Ruth Lovegrove Jones

21. Chronic low back pain Mark D. Bishop, Joel E. Bialosky and Charles W. Gay

22. Joint mobilization and manipulation of the lumbar spine Emilio J. Puentedura

23. Therapeutic exercise for mechanical low back pain Carol Kennedy and Lenerdene Levesque

24. Sacroiliac joint as source of pain: diagnosis and management Kenneth E. Learman


25. Acromioclavicular joint Janette W. Powell, Ian Shrier, Peter A. Huijbregts

26. Sternoclavicular joint Erland Pettman

27. Rotator cuff lesions shoulder impingement Peter A Huijbregts and Carel Bron

28. Glenohumeral instability Steven C. Allen, Russell S. VanderWilde and Peter A. Huijbregts

29. Superior labrum anterior-to-posterior (SLAP) lesions Janette W. Powell and Peter A. Huijbregts

30. Frozen shoulder Carel Bron, Arthur de Gast and Jo L. M. Franssen

31. Joint mobilization of the shoulder Wayne Hing, Jack Miller and César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

32. Motor control of the shoulder region Mary E. Magarey, Mark A. Jones and Samuel R. Baida

33. Therapeutic exercises for the shoulder region Johnson McEvoy, Kieran O’Sullivan and Carel Bron


34. Hip osteoarthritis Alexis A. Wright

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Cesar Fernandez de las Penas, PT, MSc, PhD, Head Division, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; Clinical Researcher, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aarlborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, Joshua Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA and Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, Physical Therapist, Bethesda Physciocare/Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD, USA; Lecturer, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA; Lecturer, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain


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