The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice.Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body.Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.
Preface. Section 1 - Theory. 1. Manipulation therapy theory. 2. Neurophysiology of HVLA - proposal. 3. Effects of manipulation on fascia. 4. Safety and patient screening. 5. Pre - manipulation screening tests. 6. Lumbar disc pathology and serious issues. 7. Prodrome of Vertebra; Artery Dissection. 8. Pre manipulation techniques / importance of breathing. Section 2 - Techniques. 9. CSP. 10. TSP. 11. LSP. 12. SIJ - pelvis. 13. GH - Ribs. 14. Elbow / Wrist and Hand. 15. Knee / Foot and Ankle.