We will spend some time reviewing spinal anatomy and cautions/contraindications for manipulation. As such, we recommend you brush up on the following prior to attending your first session:
* Spinal anatomy
* Cranial nerve testing
* Spinal joint biomechanics
* Biomechanical Exam (see video)
To make life easier, we have added the content here for you.
If you have any questions about these conditions or why they are cautions/contraindications please ask when we cover it together.
Each of these PDFs are taken directly from the course manual.
Jonathan explains the biomechanical exam.
This clinical textbook will update the reader on the relevant anatomy, known biomechanics, clinical assessment, musculoskeletal conditions and treatment of the thorax and how these relate to the function of the whole body. An integrated biopsychosocial model (the Integrated Systems Model - ISM) will be highlighted in this text and used as a foundation for clinicians to organize their knowledge from multiple sources. The text emphasizes the current suggestion from the evidence that treatment be individualized and that clinical reasoning form the basis for treatment decisions. Richly illustrated with 3D-rendered colour anatomical drawings, and over 250 clinical photographs, The Thorax: An integrated approach is the definitive manual on the thorax for all bodyworkers helping patients improve mobility and control of the trunk.
Manual muscle testing is a cornerstone activity in physical and occupational therapy. Designed to complement, not supplement two existing tomes in the literature, this book presents information that is contained, but not readily accessible in the other two books. Each muscle or muscle group is presented on a two page spread. Each spread is chock full of information, containing a picture of the muscle test, step-by-step instructions for performing the test, the muscle's origin and insertion points, etc.
The Pelvic Girdle continues to provide the busy clinician with the latest evidence and clinical tools/knowledge to immediately impact and enhance daily practice for the management of lumbopelvic-hip pain and disability. This fourth edition has changed fundamentally in presentation and content to provide the clinician with the evidence and clinical tools for effective practice. The new model presented in this edition - The Integrated Systems Model and the Clinical Puzzle - co-developed by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee, facilitates effective clinical reasoning, hypothesis development and prescriptive treatment. It is highly unlikely that there will ever be enough research evidence to me the needs of a clinician who is faced with patients presenting with a wide and variable range of single and multiple impairments every day. Clinical expertise (knowing how to do the right thing at the right time) comes from disciplined, reflective practice and it is hoped that this text will help more clinicians become expert in this field.