"Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: The Upper Body is the first of two volumes which present the theories, validation and techniques of manual treatment for both chronic and acute neuromuscular pain and somatic dysfunction. The theory and practice are described within the context of the normal anatomy and physiology of the related structures. Step-by-step protocols are given for each muscle to be treated and particular reference is made to the treatment of trigger points. The text is supplemented with numerous two-colour illustrations which make the anatomy and techniques described easier to understand.
Volume 1 focuses on the management of the soft tissues fo the upper body (the cervical region, cranium, shoulder, arm and hand and the thorax).
Comprehensive one-stop text on the management of somatic pain and dysfunction.
All muscles covered from perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain.
Describes the normal anatomy and physiology as well as the common dysfunctions.
Provides indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient.
Gives practical step-by-step descriptions for each technique.
Describes the different neuromuscular techniques (NMT) in relation to the joint anatomy involved.
Includes muscle energy, myofascial release and positional release techniques as well as NMT to offer a variety of tretemtn options for each case.
Particular attention is paid to the location and treatment of trigger poings.
Covers manual and complementary techniques.
Provides guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches.
Highly illustrated with two-colour printing throughout.
Up-to-date, evidence based and fully referenced.
In Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques the authors have drawn together and integrated information that currently has to be accessed from several sources. The result is a text which will do much to ensure the safe and effective application of soft tissue techniques and which will provide an invaluable source of reference to all manual therapy students and practitioners."