Spinal Manual Therapy: An Introduction to Soft Tissue Mobilization, Spinal Manipulation, Therapeutic and Home Exercises, Second Edition is an easy-to-follow manual of clinical techniques for the spine, pelvis, and temporomandibular joint. The text provides “tools” rather than “recipes” and immerses the reader in the process of “thinking as a manual therapist,” rather than functioning as a technician. The clinical utility of this revised second edition combines the art and science of present day spinal manual therapy.
The focus of Spinal Manual Therapy, Second Edition is to provide clinically useful treatment techniques, while being mindful of the scientific literature related to the practice of spinal manual therapy. It is an ideal resource for all those interested in grasping the basics of spinal manual therapy and transferring that knowledge into practice within a clinical environment.
The hands-on approach taken by Dr. Howard W. Makofsky makes this new edition the go-to textbook for spinal manual therapy.
New to the Second Edition:
• New pictures of examination and treatment techniques with captions
• Additional case studies
• New evidence supporting spinal manual therapy
• Updated references throughout the text
This unique textbook has a plethora of clinical techniques, including the rationale for each of their use. With over 300 figures, illustrations, and photographs for each examination/treatment technique for various regions of the body, students and clinicians learning manual therapy will benefit greatly from Spinal Manual Therapy, Second Edition.
Inside you’ll find:
• Soft tissue techniques
• Manipulative procedures
• Specific exercises
• Clinical problem solving
Spinal Manual Therapy, Second Edition mirrors a course on the introduction to spinal manual therapy and will be welcomed into physical therapy curriculums, as well as appreciated by clinicians when entering clinical practice.
Dr. Makofsky has been practicing, researching, and teaching manual physical therapy for 30 years. He has more than 20 published articles in the scientific literature, and holds patents on the Occivator® and PostureJac®. Dr. Makofsky was on the editorial board of the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy for several years and presently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice.
Dr. Makofsky and his wife, Frances, founded the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, Kaya’s Kids, Inc, which provides financial support for the Paradise Orphanage in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Dr. and Mrs. Makofsky reside in Mastic Beach, NY during the school year, and in Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada in the summer months. They have four grown children and one grandchild.
About the Author
Section I: Essentials of Spinal Manual Therapy
Chapter 1: Vertebral Motion Dynamics
Chapter 2: McKenzie's Three Syndromes
Chapter 3: Principles of Manual Examination, Diagnosis, and Intervention Reference
Section II: Scapulothoracic Region
Chapter 4: Examination and Evaluation of the Scapulothoracic Region
Chapter 5: Connective Tissue Techniques for the Scapulothoracic Region (Myofascial Release, Direct Fascial Technique, and Friction)
Chapter 6: Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
Chapter 7: Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Scapulothoracic Region References
Section III: Cervical Spine
Chapter 8: Examination and Evaluation of the Cervical Spine
Chapter 9: Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Cervical Spine
Chapter 10: Cervical Spine Manual Therapy
Chapter 11: Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Cervical Spine
Chapter 12: The Role of the Cervical Spine in Headache and Dizziness References
Section IV: Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 13: Examination and Evaluation of the Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 14: Connective Tissue Techniques for the Temporomandibular Joint/Facial Region
Chapter 15: Intraoral Manipulation of the Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 16: Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Temporomandibular Joint References
Section V: Lumbar Spine
Chapter 17: Examination and Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 18: Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 19: Lumbar Spine Mobilization/Manipulation
Chapter 20: Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Lumbar Spine References
Section VI: Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 21: Examination and Evaluation of the Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 22: Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 23: Pelvic Girdle Manual Therapy
Chapter 24: Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Pelvic Girdle References
Chapter 25: Posture, Stability, and the PostureJac References
Section VII: From the Classroom to the Clinic
Chapter 26: The Evidence for Spinal Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise References
Chapter 27: Case Studies References
Appendix A: Southside Institute for Physical Therapy-Physical Therapy Evaluation: Cervical/TMJ Form
Appendix B: Southside Institute for Physical Therapy-Physical Therapy Evaluation: Spinal Form