Low Back Disorders

Low Back Disorders

Evidence-based Prevention and Rehabilitation

Book - 2007
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McGill (U. of Waterloo, Canada) provides a text for practitioners that gives guidelines for the prevention and rehabilitation of low back problems. It focuses on ensuring a stable spine but also dealing with patients who have too much stiffness and crush their spines with chronic contraction. It attempts not to perpetuate clinical myths, but instead challenge them and propose alternatives. He introduces the main issues, legislative and institutional constraints, how the spine works, and injury mechanisms involving individual tissues and the full lumbar mechanism. Patient assessment and testing is detailed, as are prevention and rehabilitation, including developing exercise programs. This edition has enhanced algorithms to guide progressive therapeutic exercise and patient assessment provocation tests. It also has new information on dealing with both regional instability or mobility and regional stiffness in individuals where most of the motion occurs at a single spinal segment. Also expanded are stabilization exercises to establish pain-free exertion. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 2007
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780736066921
Characteristics: xvi, 312 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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