The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

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The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy is a multi-disciplinary, international reference book based on work by the top basic science researchers and clinical researchers in the area of Manual Therapy and Manual Medicine (MT/MM). The first book to bring together research on the benefits of MT/MM beyond the known effects on musculoskeletal disorders, it presents evidence of the benefit of MT/MM in treating systemic disorders such as asthma, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance. Authored by the leading multidisciplinary basic science and clinical researchers from throughout the world Describes research confirming benefit of MT for musculoskeletal disorders (which helps provide a rational for greater utilization of manual therapy and reimbursement for this healthcare service) Presents the latest findings on the beneficial effect of MT on systemic disorders including asthma, pneumonia, otitis media, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance Critically assesses longstanding theoretical models of MT/MM mechanisms with respect to the current understanding of physiological and neurophysiological function Explores the influences of psychological and cortical processes on the effects of MT/MM, including the effect of placebo Uniquely presents research findings from all the manual therapy professions and scientists making the case for the benefits of MT The symposium from which the book was derived was supported by the NIH National Center for Complimentary and Alternative MedicineThe effectsofthoracic manipulation on heart rate variability: a controlled crossover trial. J. Manipulative Physiol. Ther.. 2006;29:603-610. Budgell B., Suzuki A. Inhibition of gastric motility by noxious chemical stimulation of interspinous tissues inanbsp;...

Title:The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy
Author:Hollis H. King, Wilfrid Jänig, Michael M. Patterson
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2010-09-18


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