This textbook introduces and explains basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles, and applications in practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, it also discusses anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. Key scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed. Clearly presented material in an easy-to-follow format defines unfamiliar terms, explains and illustrates concepts, and reinforces ideas through review and critical thinking questions. The book's broad scope and discussions of diverse topics make it ideal for students or anyone in the chiropractic community.
Topics and content parallel the test plan outlines from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, ensuring that all material is relevant, up-to-date, and accurate.
Well-known chapter contributors - some of the most respected and influential names in the field - give the book a balanced approach, reflecting the diversity within the profession on issues related to the science and philosophy of chiropractic.
Well-referenced discussions include the most up-to-date research.
Key terms and critical thinking/review questions in each chapter familiarize the reader with important concepts and promote a solid understanding of the material.
Part 1: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY 1. Forerunners of the Chiropractic Adjustment 2. The Chiropractic Paradigm 3. Major Themes in Chiropractic History Part 2: ANATOMY, BIOMECHANICS AND PHYSIOLOGY 4. Spinal Anatomy 5. Spinal Neurology 6. Basic Biomechanics 7. Vertebral Subluxation 8. Neurobiologic Relations and Chiropractic Applications 9. Nociceptors, Pain, and Chiropractic Part 3: SPINAL ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES 10. Palpation: The Art of Manual Assessment 11. Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Part 4: CHIROPRACTIC CARE 12. Chiropractic Manual Procedures 13. Manual Soft Tissue Procedures 14. Reactivation and Rehabilitation 15. Pediatrics 16. Caring for the Aging Patient 17. Adjusting the Aging Patient 18. Occupational Health 19. Sports Chiropractic 20. Wellness: A Lifestyle 21. A Patient's Introduction to Chiropractic Part 5: RESEARCH 22. Research Essentials 23. Musculoskeletal Disorders Research 24. Headaches 25. Somatovisceral Research Part 6: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE 26. The Comparative Safety of Chiropractic 27. Chiropractic and the Law 28. Appropriate Care, Ethics and Practice Guidelines 29. Managed Care 30. Pathways for an Evolving Profession Appendix I. Statistical Methods for Determining Reliability Appendix II. Relative Physical Invasiveness of Selected Techniques Appendix III. The ACC Chiropractic Paradigm Glossary Index
By Daniel Redwood, DC, Private Practice, Redwood Chiropractic & Wellness, Virginia Beach, VA and Carl S. Cleveland, III, DC, President, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, MO