The only definitive guide in 2 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
VOLUME ONE: Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Section I: The Cervical Spine: Anatomical and Functional Basis and Pain Patterns 1 Evolutionary Anatomy of the Human Vertebral Column Josep Mar a Potau Gin s 2 Clinical Anatomy of the Cervical Spine Rafael Torres Cueco 3 Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine Rafael Torres Cueco 4 Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Craniocervical Spine Rafael Torres Cueco 5 Pain Patterns of the Cervical Spine Rafael Torres Cueco Section II: Clinical Assessment of the Cervical Spine 6 Pathomechanics of Joint Dysfunction Rafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girb s 7 Clinical Reasoning in the Manipulative Treatment of the Cervical Spine Darren A. Rivett 8 Clinical Evaluation Of The Patient Rafael Torres Cueco 9 Cervical Spine Imaging Eva Llopis San Juan, Sandra Gonzalez Iba ez 10 Electrodiagnostic Evaluation In Cervical Radiculopathy Silvia Parra Escorihuela, Elvira Millet Sancho Section III: Treatment Approaches 11 Analgesic Effects of Manual Therapy Rafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girb s, Moises Gim nez-Costa, Mark D. Bishop 12 Manual Therapy of the Cervical Spine Rafael Torres Cueco, Moises Gim nez Costa 13 Muscle Deficits in Neck Pain Disorders: Implications for the Rehabilitation of People with Neck Pain Deborah Falla 14 Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscular Pain Syndromes of the Cervical Spine Orlando Mayoral Del Moral, Isabel Salvat, Enrique J. Lluch Girb s, Rafael Torres Cueco 15 Cervical Spine and Mobilization of the Nervous System Rafael Torres Cueco, Carlos L pez Cubas, Eduardo Zamorano Z rate, David S. Butler Index VOLUME TWO: Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Contributors 1 Clinical Approach to Cervical Discogenic Pain and Radiculopathy 2 Clinical Approach to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy 3 Clinical Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndromes 4 Clinical Approach to Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome 5 Clinical Approach to Craniovertebral Instability 6 Specific Assessment and Management of Patients with Low Cervical Instability 7 Headache and the Cervical Spine 8 Clinical Approach to Dizziness of Cervical Origin 9 Physical and Psychological Factors Involved in Whiplash: Implications for Physiotherapy Assessment and Management 10 Cervical Manipulation and Neurovascular Accidents 11 The complex pain patient Index