Science and Practice of Manual Therapy

ISBN-10: 0443074321
ISBN-13: 9780443074325
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This text examines the physiological effect of therapeutic manipulation and touch on the human body. It presents the physiological, the neurophysiological and the psychological basis of manual techniques, giving the therapists the background and  More...

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Book details

List price: $99.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This text examines the physiological effect of therapeutic manipulation and touch on the human body. It presents the physiological, the neurophysiological and the psychological basis of manual techniques, giving the therapists the background and theory needed to support practice.

Introduction
Manual therapy in the tissue dimension
Assisting repair with manual therapy
Affecting fluid flow with manual therapy
Assisting adaptation : manual stretching
Pain relief by manual therapy : the local tissue dimension
Overview and summary of Section 1
Manual therapy in the neurological dimension
The motor system
Proprioceptive stimulation by manual therapy techniques
Affecting the lower motor system with manual therapy
The adaptive code for neuromuscular re-abilitation
Abilities, inability and re-abilitation
Treating psychomotor and behavioural conditions
Treating the neuromuscular system in musculoskeletal damage
Re-abilitating the damaged motor system
Pain relief by manual therapy : neurological mechanisms
Muscle tone
Overview and summary of Section 2
Manual therapy in the psychological/psychophysiological dimension
Origins of the therapeutic potential of touch
Psychological influences of manual therapy
Psychophysiology of manual therapy
Manual therapy in the psychosomatic field
Touch as a therapeutic intervention
Pain relief through manual therapy : psychological processes
Overview and summary of Section 3
Overview and clinical applications of the science

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