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Manual Therapy in Children presents a comprehensive conceptual approach to the subject of manual therapy for children of different ages. This approach considers the relationship between the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function at different stages of development and places strong emphasis on the prevention of problems as the child develops as well as on their safe and effective treatment and management.

Table of Contents

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Key Features

    • Presents a fresh, evidence-based approach to the management of a wide range of pediatric problems
    • Features approximately 250 high quality illustrations that clarify key points
    • The Basics summarizes essential theoretical information such as anatomy and physiology, neuromotor development of the first 5 years - crawling to walking, and surface anatomy
    • Clinical Insights looks at issues which may affect the neuromotor development of the child and offers management approaches including birthing interventions, birth trauma, differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders, and asymmetry
    • Practical Aspects of Manual Therapy in Children includes advice on communicating with parents and children; guidance for examination and treatment; and considerations for treating different joints and spinal regions
    • Radiology in Manual Therapy describes the functional radiology of the spine in the young child and how to take, interpret, and document radiographs in infants and young children.
    • Making Sense of It All outlines the clinical picture including functional disorders (such as KiSS syndrome), neurological and biomechanical disorders, and the long-term consequences of untreated functional disorders in the first year
    • Other topics include therapy for children with CP, hydrocephalus, radiological monuments of cervical stress, ADD (attention deficit disorder), POS (psycho-organic syndrome), MCD (minimal cerebral damage), and hereditary predisposition

Published Reviews

    Chiropractic Journal of Australia, December 2004
    "An extraordinarily interesting book. There is a remarkable amount of empirical experience and many valuable lessons to be learned from experienced clinical practitioners, and this book is a very good collection of such material, as it relates to cervical spine dysfunction in neonates and children. All in all this is a wonderful work of strong clinical relevance, and if you treat children you really must read this book."

Author Information

    By Heiner Biedermann, PhD

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Manual Therapy in Children
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 368 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10018-5
  • Copyright: 2004