Principles of Manual Therapy (A Manual Therapy Approach to Musculoskeletal Dysfunction)

by Deepak Sebastian

This book on “Principles of Manual Therapy” standardizes the instruction of manual therapy with a standard text and offer structure to treatment concepts. This book contains conceptual aspects and treatment techniques. They are categorized by regions of the body and carry extensive number of clinical photographs. The book starts with the introduction to the manual therapy and also includes evolution of the manual therapy practice. The other chapters of the book include “Manipulation: Definition and Types”, “Understanding Mechanical Dysfunction”, “Principles of Management of Mechanical Dysfunction”, “Palpation” etc. Other chapters deal with the application of manipulation to some of the regions of the body such as cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, pelvic complex, ankle and foot, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Manual therapy is a form of hands on treatment approach, which has evolved over time from an orthodox approach to a clinical science. Of all the clinical specialties, especially in India, hands on treatment are provided the most by physical therapists. Manual therapy today has evolved into a clinical science, more intricate with regards to examination and treatment and most importantly an effective diagnostic tool. This book serves as a reference for any practitioner involved in the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The book will surely be a help to the physical therapist and student and can be used as a day-to-day reference manual, both for self-improvement, and the welfare of the patient.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sebastian Deepak Institute of Manual Physical Therapy, Michigan, USA
Livonia, Michigan
Alternative Rehab Inc., Livonia; Institute of Therapeutic Sciences; Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Livonia; Alternative Rehab Inc., Livonia, MI, USA
ISBN 9788180615047
Speciality Physiotherapy
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10678
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2005
Pages 215
Book Type Professional


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