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Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation, 8th Edition

Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders - Volume 1

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The legacy of Geoff Maitland and his seminal work, Vertebral Manipulation, continues in this eighth edition, with Elly Hengeveld and Kevin Banks leading an international team of experts who demonstrate how to manage vertebral neuromusculoskeletal disorders using the principles and practice of the Maitland Concept. Together, they ensure the heart of the Concept beats on by promoting collaborative decision-making with the patient at centre and emphasizing the art and science of observation, listening, palpation and movement skills.

A key feature of the new edition focuses on a more evidence-based and analytical view of the role of mobilization and manipulation in clinical practice The authors have written in a way that reflects their application of the Maitland Concept and how they have integrated techniques in the light of advancement in professional knowledge. Each chapter stands alone as a ‘master class’.

The text is systematically arranged focusing on detailed assessment, clinical reasoning and re-assessment to determine the physical dysfunction and efficacy of manipulative physiotherapy techniques, while also advocating continuous communication and interaction. Techniques of passive mobilization are also described, specifically designed around the individual patient’s condition.


All the chapters are written from a clinical perspective and review the evidence which informs how to deal with and manage spinal and pelvic pain as they present to the practitioner. Furthermore, each vertebral region (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacroiliac/pelvic) is considered from the point of view of best practice in analysing and hypothesising subjective data, examination, treatment and management of spinal pain conditions.

Brand new to the eighth edition is the addition of a companion website - Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (www.maitlandsresources.com) - providing access to a range of valuable learning materials which include videos, MCQs, interactive case studies, research links, and bonus chapters

"This text would be an excellent resource to any practising physiotherapist or health professional dealing with spinal disorders. It would enhance the manual skills and clinical reasoning of any therapist regardless of their experience. It is concise, clear to follow and covers each spinal section extensively with evidence-based practise and thought stimulating case studies and examples throughout." Tracy Ward, Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Specialist, BMI Healthcare Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen, Oct 14

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Expert perspectives and supporting evidence
    • Case studies
    • Companion website - www.maitlandsresources.com - containing:
      • Video Bank of over 480 video clips showing examination and treatment techniques
      • Image Bank of over 1,000 illustrations
      • Interactive case studies
      • Over 200 MCQs
      • Bonus chapters on additional principles and techniques of examination / treatment
      • Weblink references to abstracts

Key Features

    • World-leading experts provide evidence relating the Maitland Concept to clinical practice
    • Evidence supporting practice
    • Covers both subjective and physical examination
    • Best practice management using mobilization and manipulation
    • Case studies - how and when to integrate the Maitland Concept into clinical practice
    • Chapter-based learning outcomes, keywords and glossaries
    • Companion website - Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (www.maitlandsresources.com)

Published Reviews

    "Drawing on a wide spectrum of literature and expert guest authors to explain the reasoning behind treatment techniques this edition takes the reader on a wonderful clinical journey way beyond the Maitland concept."

    Reviewed by: Tobias Bremer

    Date: 24/07/2014

    "Back for its eighth edition, this book brings the key feature of focusing on the evidence-based and analytical view of mobilisations within clinical practise. The first couple of chapters detail the Maitland Concept and its specific way of thinking for assessment and treatment by passive mobilisations. It discusses the clinical reasoning approach and importance of communication and the therapeutic relationship. Often a dry subject in textbooks, however this book makes it relevant and interesting with the use of reflective forms and clinical references to enhance your practise. The chapters are then arranged in sequence covering the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and the sacroiliac and pelvic regions.

    Each chapter introduces the spinal region with epidemiology and specific conditions and all encompass the examination and treatment techniques for the chosen region with detailed pictures and clear diagrams to assist clinical practise. The chapters then take a slightly different structural approach as they tackle the diverse psychosocial aspects that are largely associated with these spinal conditions.

    The cervical chapter nicely details the numerous pain sources for problems within the cervical region, whereas the thoracic section focuses on the clues to identifying thoracic involvement from visceral or other pathology. The use of thoracic treatment for remote symptoms also makes interesting reading for clinical practise. The lumbar chapter discusses demedicalisation and conceptualisation, as well as the role of the physiotherapist within the treatment of non-specific lower back pain in conjunction with the latest NICE guidelines, policies and research. These additional features greatly enhance the approach that should be taken when treating spinal conditions in the clinical setting.

    The final chapter on Sustaining Functional Capacity and Performance provides valuable guidance on empowering patient self-management with several techniques explored including restorative programmes, cognitive behavioural principles, recognition of barriers to full recovery, goal-setting, compliance enhancement and patient education. This chapter concludes the entire text elegantly by highlighting that cognitive behavioural and psychosocial principles should be incorporated throughout all phases of the rehabilitation process in order to achieve optimum patient care.

    The eighth edition is associated for the first time, with a companion website which provides online access to resources including a video and image bank, case studies, multiple choice questions (MCQs) and four bonus chapters. The videos, covering many assessment and treatment techniques, MCQs, and downloadable reflection forms provide an excellent interactive study tool in adjunct with the text chapters. The image bank allows access to all book images and would be useful for teaching and presentation purposes.

    In conclusion, this text would be an excellent resource to any practising physiotherapist or health professional dealing with spinal disorders. It would enhance the manual skills and clinical reasoning of any therapist regardless of their experience. It is concise, clear to follow and covers each spinal section extensively with evidence-based practise and thought stimulating case studies and examples throughout."

    Tracy Ward, MCSP, BSc (HONS), MSc, Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Specialist, BMI Healthcare Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen, Oct 14

Author Information

    Edited by Elly Hengeveld, MSc, BPT, OMT, SVOMP, Senior Teacher, International Maitland Teachers' Association, Oberentfelden, Switzerland and Kevin Banks, BA, MCSP, SRP, IMTA Member, Chartered Physiotherapist, Rotherham Primary Care NHS Trust, UK

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 496 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4066-5
  • Copyright: 2013