Mechanically Assisted Manual Techniques

Mechanically Assisted Manual Techniques

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The first book to bring together information about pathomechanics and joint structures, and explain the principles of application for all of the various forms of distractive and traction techniques! This is also the first book to present various types of distraction procedures in an unbiased manner, allowing the clinician to choose the best option for a particular situation. * Includes comprehensive coverage of pathomechanics of joint systems, principles of application, assessment procedures and treatment strategies. * Provides a brief history of manual therapy and traction/distraction techniques as well as the development of the equipment used to administer manual therapy. * Covers the application of distraction to both the spine and the extremities. * Techniques such as those developed by McManis, Cox, Jensen, Leander, and Hill are presented in an unbiased and straightforward manner. * Presents the relatively new concept of motion-assisted thrust technique. * Covers adjunctive approaches to traction, including the VAX-D, LTX 3000, inversion, continuous passive motion, and sustained traction. * Covers the use of outcome measures to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of a specific modality of care. * Provides excellent case studies that emphasize the application of distraction techniques in clinical practice. * Nearly 350 figures appear throughout the text, clearly indicating features of equipment and positions of treatment.Some of the more prominent practitioners who have written on manipulation (or manual medicine as it is referred to in many ... Another proponent of traction on the human spine is Charles Burton, M.D., who developed gravity traction at Sister anbsp;...

Title:Mechanically Assisted Manual Techniques
Author: Thomas F. Bergmann, P. Thomas Davis
Publisher:Mosby Incorporated - 1998

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