In Conversations with Chiropractic Technique Masters, Dr. William H. Koch clearly shows his profession to be a scientifically based, constantly evolving 21st century health care discipline. A renowned chiropractor, noted author and authority on advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Koch presents a series of interviews with some of his profession's brightest and best researchers and innovators. He calls upon his 47 years of experience to engage in meaningful discussion of the unique characteristics and clinical relevance of each technique, relating his personal experience studying and using them. Dr. Koch's objective is to provide the chiropractic community with up to the minute information on new technologies that are available, and to motivate practicing chiropractors, whether new to the profession or experienced practitioners, to elevate their skill sets into the realm of the highly qualified specialist. Chiropractors with advanced training are able to provide their patients with safe, effective, natural health care that extends far beyond the treatment of back and neck pain. "We owe it to ourselves and our patients to always provide the best state of the art care our profession has to offer."
No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians. Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy. Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy. Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another. Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint. Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations. Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques. Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain. Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques. NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book. Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation. A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.
Technique Skills in Chiropractic covers many common diversified adjustive techniques for all regions of the spine and pelvis using a structured skill-based methodology. The basic skills required in order to carry out manipulative procedures safely and effectively are clearly presented, with photographs supporting descriptions of techniques and online video clips showing how to perform them. One of the key aspects of this text is the sequential and structured approach to manual skill learning from basic posture to more complex movement patterns to complete the overall manipulative/adjustive procedure. Technique Skills in Chiropractic now comes with Pageburst®, which gives readers access to the complete book content electronically. Describes common diversified skills in a structured sequential order for the treatment of all regions of the spine and pelvis Prepared by an international contributor team to ensure a broad approach Provides detailed explanations of the cervical techniques emphasizing the benefits and minimising the risks and the proposed steps required to carry them out safely Evidenced-based throughout Contains information on the adaptation of techniques for specific patient groups such as older people, pregnant women and children Contains new chapters on manipulation skills for women and ethics and professionalism plus a new chapter presenting up to date material on the biomechanics of the spinal adjustment. Contains revised chapters on thrusting skills and posture and manual skills for the elderly patient International advisory board established from key schools across the UK, Europe and Canada New revised user-friendly layout for easier navigation The new Pageburst® feature provides fully searchable text on-line together with video clips demonstrating pelvic and spinal assessment procedures, common diversified spinal and pelvic technique skills and extremity examination and manual skills
A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations
Author: Giles Gyer
Publisher: Singing Dragon
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.
Introducing the first book published on this low-force adjusting technique! It offers a how-to approach to the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, guiding you from basic scan protocols through more advanced course work. Written in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow form, it first introduces the technique and then discusses how it is applied to every region of the body. Also provides valuable clinical information on specific symptoms, ways to rule out particular conditions, contraindications, and treatment suggestions. * Covers an effective, low-force method--suitable for any patient. * Co-written by a founder of AMCT. * Takes you step by step through treatments for every body part. * Helps you evaluate symptoms, rule out conditions, and select treatment. * Provides scientific rationale for each test.
This textbook introduces and explains basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles, and applications in practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, it also discusses anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. Key scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed. Clearly presented material in an easy-to-follow format defines unfamiliar terms, explains and illustrates concepts, and reinforces ideas through review and critical thinking questions. The book's broad scope and discussions of diverse topics make it ideal for students or anyone in the chiropractic community. Topics and content parallel the test plan outlines from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, ensuring that all material is relevant, up-to-date, and accurate. Well-known chapter contributors - some of the most respected and influential names in the field - give the book a balanced approach, reflecting the diversity within the profession on issues related to the science and philosophy of chiropractic. Well-referenced discussions include the most up-to-date research. Key terms and critical thinking/review questions in each chapter familiarize the reader with important concepts and promote a solid understanding of the material.
Designed to be a primary reference for chiropractic students, this is a concise, scientific survey of chiropractic theories based on current research. Completely restructured for the Fourth Edition, this book focuses on the most current biomedical research on the three phase model of vertebral subluxation complex (V.S.C.). This is a useful reference for students studying for the National Board of Chiropractors Examination Parts II, III, and IV, as well as a post-graduate reference providing information on the chiropractic perspective on health and wellness, nutrition, exercise, psychosocial issues, and case management principles for wellness care. This new text focuses on developing critical thinking among chiropractic students, and includes new contributors and new chapters on principles of statistics and a minimum process for validation of chiropractic theory.
The first-ever book to describe the rationale behind adjustment techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, this NEW 2nd edition offers thoroughly revised chapters, new illustrations, a reorganized layout, and extensive updates. The basic anatomical, biomechanical, and pathophysiological principles necessary for applying specific adjustive procedures are discussed in detail. It also offers a fundamental understanding of joint and body mechanics, as well as key evaluative tests and procedures, to help the reader evaluate, select, and utilize the most effective adjustive techniques. Coverage of chiropractic history provides a broad understanding of general concepts and practice. Theory and practice combine to make CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE, 2ND EDITION a must-have for anyone seeking a solid foundation in joint examination and chiropractic adjustment.