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Chiropractic Technique
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Chapter 1: General Overview of the Chiropractic Profession The Past The Present The Future Conclusions Chapter 2: Joint Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics Fundamental Concepts, Principles, and Terms Joint Function Mechanical Forces Acting on Connective Tissue Properties of Connective Tissue Models of Spine Function Chapter 3: Joint Assessment Principles and Procedures The Manipulable Lesion Subluxation Vertebral Subluxation Complex Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Spinal Listings Clinical Evaluation of Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Clinical Documentation Chapter 4: Principles of Adjustive Technique Classification and Definition of Manual Therapies Joint Manipulative Procedures Soft Tissue Manipulative Procedures Indications for Adjustive Therapy Mechanical Spine Pain Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndromes Contraindications to and Complications of Adjustive Therapy Effects of Adjustive Therapy Application of Adjustive Therapy Chapter 5: The Spine: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Assessment and Adjustive Techniques Structure and Function of the Spine Evaluation of Spinal Joint Function Cervical Spine Adjustments of the Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine Adjustments of the Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Lumbar Spine Adjustments of the Lumbar Spine Pelvic Joints Adjustments of the Pelvis Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques Role of the Peripheral Joints Temporomandibular Joint Shoulder Elbow Wrist and Hand Hip Knee Ankle and Foot Chapter 7: Nonthrust Procedures: Mobilization, Traction, and Soft Tissue Techniques Joint Mobilization Manual Traction-Distraction McKenzie Method Cranial Manipulation Soft Tissue Manipulation Conclusions Glossary Appendices 1: Named Chiropractic Techniques 2: Reliability Studies 3: Citation Synopsis

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"For students of chiropractic and manual therapy, Bergmann (chiropractic methods, Northwestern Health Sciences U.) and Peterson (chiropractic sciences, Western States Chiropractic College) outline the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific procedures, with an emphasis on thrust techniques. They cover chiropractic history, anatomy and biomechanical principles, joint examination, manipulative mechanics, the application of mobilization and traction, and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities. This edition has updated and expanded content on joint assessment, joint subluxation/dysfunction, adjustive mechanics, and sacroiliac articulation, and updated and modified procedures, and it names each of the adjustive procedures following patterns used by the US National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Access to how-to videos of about 300 procedures is provided online."

- Book News, Inc.

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