Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner's assessment of the individual patient.
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Foreword by Leon Chaitow Preface Acknowledgements
1. Introduction 2. The problem of back pain 3. The development of posture and movement 4. The analysis of movement 5. Classification of muscles 6. Salient aspects of normal function of the torso 7. Changed control of posture and movement: the dysfunctional state 8. Common features of posturomovement dysfunction 9. The two primary patterns of torso dysfunction 10. The clinical posturomovement impairment syndromes 11. Examining probable contributions towards dysfunctional posture and movement 12. A 'functional pathology of the motor system' involves a pattern generating mechanism underlying most spinal pain disorders 13. Therapeutic approach 14. Inherent implications in this model