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.
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
Introduction The Theoretical Base Sensori-motor development of newborn and children form the viewpoint of manual therapy Development and topographical anatomy of the cervical spine Development of the central nervous system Adaptive properties of motor behaviour Neuromotor development in infancy and early childhood Clinical insights Birthing interventions and the newborn cervical spine Birth trauma and its implications for the neuromotor development Differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders in infants Manual medicine from a paediatrician's viewpoint The influence of the high cervical region on the autonomous regulatory system in infants Attention deficit syndrome and the upper cervical spine Asymmetry of the posture, locomotion apparatus and dentition in children The Different Levels: Practical Aspects of MTC Practicalities of MTC Manual therapy of the sacroiliac joints and the pelvic girdle in children Manual therapy of the thoracical spine in children Examination and treatment of the cervical spine in children Radiology in MTC Functional radiology of the (cervical) spine in children The how-to of making radiographs of newborn and children Radiological examination of the spine in children and adolescents: Pictorial essay Measuring it: Different approaches to the documentation of posture and co-ordination Making Sense of it all Complexity theory and its implications for manual therapy The big, the small, and the beautiful The KiSS syndrome: Symptoms & signs A tool for the evaluation and assessment of the effects of manual therapy in small children KiDD: KiSS-induced dysgnosia & dyspraxia The family dimension Epilogue
By Heiner Biedermann, PhD
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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."