This is the 4th edition of a well known book from a highly respected author. It has been designed to help manual therapy students and practitioners to understand and acquire the palpatory skills which are essential for evaluating and deciding on appropriate treatment for musculoskeletal dysfunction. The accurate interpretation of palpatory findings is difficult and comes with experience but this book aims to increase the awareness of how to palpate and what is being felt. It is supported by a DVD with video clips and commentary by the author to demonstrate and explain the techniques described in the text.
Release on 2003 | by Leon Chaitow,Viola M. Frymann,Graeme Chambers
Assessment and Diagnosis Through Touch
Author: Leon Chaitow,Viola M. Frymann,Graeme Chambers
This useful guide to palpation for musculoskeletal diagnosis and assessment describes and illustrates the skills needed to increase sophistication of palpatory assessment skills and practice. A companion CD-ROM supports the skills with video clips, and each technique is reinforced with practical exercises and self-assessment questions.
This new work by a renowned massage author takes a close look at palpation of muscle and bone, and includes content related topics including trigger points with their pain referral patterns, stretching, and body mechanics. The DVD features video demonstrations of palpation of all muscles. Illustrations.
Release on 2013-12-01 | by Jaime C. Paz,Michele P. West
Author: Jaime C. Paz,Michele P. West
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in an acute care setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical ‘lingo’, and the many aspects of patient are from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. This restructured new edition streamlines the text into four parts— Introduction, Systems, Diagnoses, and Interventions to make the book even easier to use as a quick reference. Intervention algorithms, updated illustrations, and language consistent with the ICF model all help you digest new information and become familiar with new terminology. This comprehensive resource is just what you need to better manage the specific needs of your patients in the complex acute care environment. Intervention algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information about the acute care environment in a format that makes finding and digesting information easy. The major body system chapters provide the evidence-based information you need to understand the complex issues of patients in the acute care environment so you can optimally manage the needs of your patients. Current information on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods relevant to patients in the acute care environment illustrates how the acute care environment can impact these elements. Clinical tips highlight key points and provide access to the tips and tricks accumulated over a career by an experienced clinician. Language consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition offers common linguistic ground through the use of Guide standards. Lay-flat pages and uncluttered design make the book easier to use as a quick reference. NEW! Restructured table of contents helps you quickly locate information. NEW! Language from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association increases your familiarity with terminology. NEW! New intervention algorithms along with existing algorithms break clinical decision-making into individual steps and sharpens your on-the-spot critical-thinking skills. NEW! A quick-reference appendix covering abbreviations commonly found in the acute care environment supplies the translation tools you need, while flagging any abbreviations that may be harmful to the patient.
Praise for the previous edition: Students who desire to become competent in palpation as well as experienced clinicians who seek a strong review of palpation will find this text an excellent learning resource.--Christopher Hughes, PhD, Slippery Rock University This completely updated second edition of Palpation Techniques is a beautifully illustrated guide with clear, step-by-step descriptions that teaches readers how to identify and then distinguish between various body structures. It includes more than 800 full-color photographs of models with detailed drawings of muscles, bones, and tendons sketched directly onto their skin, and complementary color illustrations showing the functional significance of each anatomic region. Key Features of the Second Edition: New palpation techniques for the shoulder New photos and illustrations for the hand, hip, and foot Additional study questions and updated references This revised edition will enable physical therapy and osteopathy practitioners and students to refine their knowledge of anatomy and thus optimize patient care.
Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths
Author: Leon Chaitow
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
NATUROPATHIC PHYSICAL MEDICINE provides a philosophical naturopathic perspective, as well as practical clinical applications, for manual and physical approaches to health care. A wide range of bodywork and movement approaches and modalities are evaluated in relation to their ability to be appropriately used in naturopathic treatment and rehabilitation settings. The model of care emphasised in this text recognizes that naturopathically oriented therapeutic interventions usually focus on achieving one or all of the following: enhancement of function so that the person, system or part, can better self-regulate in response to adaptive demands; modification or removal of adaptive load factors; and symptomatic relief without creation of significant additional adaptive changes.
Theory and Practice : Osseous and Soft Tissue Approaches
Author: Leon Chaitow
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This expertly authored book is a valuable clinical manual for therapists interested in cranial manipulation, a fast-growing area of manual therapy practice. The new edition presents the latest thinking on the use of this valuable approach, supported by the most up-to-date research evidence related to its use. Osteopathic biomechanical and biodynamic concepts are thoroughly examined, in addition to chiropractic and dental approaches involving cranial and cranio-facial manipulation. The book's unique approach explores both soft tissue and osseous applications, and provides guidance on which option to select in different clinical situations. Descriptions and explanations of techniques are supported by high-quality illustrations, a CD-ROM containing actual video demonstrations, and practical exercises integrated within the text. Cranial osteopathic, cranio-sacral, sacro-occipital (chiropractic), cranio-facial, and dental methods and perspectives are explained and compared. Evidence-based coverage highlights the clinical relevance of the latest research findings. Both osseous and soft tissue assessment and treatment options, and offers guidance on appropriate selection. Clear line drawings supplement the text. Important discussions of theory support guidelines for putting concepts into practice. Numerous exercises on palpation, assessment, and treatment allow the reader to practice techniques and check their understanding as they go. Written by one of the most highly respected practitioners in the field. A companion CD-ROM contains the entire text as well as video segments demonstrating how to perform the technique. Icons in the text direct readers to video footage on the CD-ROM that demonstrates the technique as it's described. Expanded information is provided on the use of this technique with children. A question-and-answer format has been incorporated into several chapters. A new chapter addresses conditions most commonly treated successfully with this technique. New two-color design clarifies the illustrations and makes the text easy to follow. New contributed chapters discuss the scope of cranial work, the biodynamic model of osteopathy in the cranial field, chiropractic in the cranial field, the link between cranial dysfunction, and the teeth from a dental perspective.
Release on 2014-05-08 | by Masaracchio, Michael,Frommer, Chana
Author: Masaracchio, Michael,Frommer, Chana
Pubpsher: Human Kinetics
Enhanced by photos and medical art that demonstrate palpation techniques of bony and soft tissue structures of the musculoskeletal system, this text assists students and health care professionals in learning the surface palpation techniques required for working in the manual therapy professions.