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Back Pain and Spinal Manipulation

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ISBN: 9780750621854

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Back Pain and Spinal Manipulation , 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide

By Clive J. Kenna, MBBS, FACP, COMM(Paris) and John Edward Murtagh, AM, MD, MBBS, FRACGP, BSc, BEd

480 pages
Copyright 1997
$123.00, Paperback, Reference

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Back Pain and Spinal Manipulation: a practical guide presents a highly-illustrated, didactic guide to the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of back pain. Based on a diagnostic approach to back pain the text is extremely practical and includes
how-to-do-it-yourself tips based on the authors' many years of practical experience. The second edition of this popular text has been extensively revised and updated to include the developments that have taken place within the field in recent years. New
illustrations have been added, and the format has been redesigned to produce a text that makes the information more easily accessible. New for the second edition: * manipulation techniques for the thoracic spine * sacro-iliac disorders and treatment *
muscle stretching techniques * muscle energy techniques Features includes: key check points, classification of techniques, charts on technique/directness/specificity and do's and don'ts, and position of the patient/position of the therapist. With an emphasis throughout on practical information that is easy to follow, the book is essential reading for all practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths involved in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain.


"... this is a well-balanced book combining both the theoretical and practical aspects of treatment and examination of the spine. It follows a clear, logical, uncluttered format and is easy to read. It would be valuable for any undergraduate or newly-qualified physiotherapists as it successfully brings together the different philosophies commonly used by clinicians. It has some practical ideas for teachers in this field too. It would be useful as a reference book for general practitioners with its step-by-step approach to the thorough physical examination of the spine."

Manual Therapy (1998) 3(2) 112-114

"This is an excellent textbook, which will help readers to become acquainted with the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders and the whole range of functional treatment modalities. It provides a better understanding of axial pain syndromes and reflex mechanisms, and advances various treatment options."
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 65 - 2 - 1999


Practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, orthopaedic physicians

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By Clive J. Kenna, MBBS, FACP, COMM(Paris), Honorary Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia; and John Edward Murtagh, AM, MD, MBBS, FRACGP, BSc, BEd, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Monash Unversity, Victoria

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