Providing a balanced, evidence-based discussion of whiplash and its associated disorders, Whiplash: A Patient Centered Approach to Management compiles information from many sources into a single, definitive reference. It clearly delineates rationales and procedures, covering cervical spine anatomy, neurology, kinesiology, epidemiology, patient history and assessment, imaging, soft tissue injuries, articular lesions, rehabilitation, and prognosis. Using numerous full-color photos and illustrations, an expert author team led by Dr. Meridel Gatterman offers concrete guidelines for a patient-centered approach to care of whiplash and whiplash-related conditions -- one that recommends minimally invasive procedures and therapies whenever possible. A companion Evolve website includes video clips showing stretching exercises, printable patient handouts, and narrated PowerPoint slides.
A patient-centered approach to care emphasizes working with patients as partners, with both preferring minimally invasive procedures and therapies where appropriate, in a way that promotes self-healing, a holistic approach to the patient, and a humanistic attitude with regard to the patient/practitioner relationship.
An easy-to-follow organization helps you to clearly identify whiplash and plan a course of treatment, beginning with an in-depth description of whiplash and the various approaches to treatment and moving on to cover the anatomy of the cervical spine, the mechanism of injury, physical examination, and imaging, then continuing with the management of whiplash injuries and complications such as headaches and joint injuries.
Full-color photos and illustrations clarify concepts and procedures.
Evidence-based content is based on findings in current literature, and cited in chapter references.
Coverage of both typical and less common types of whiplash injuries helps you accurately assess varied symptoms and avoid overlooking any related signs and symptoms.
Detailed coverage of the relationship between the cervical spine and the cervical distribution of the autonomic nervous system helps you recognize the potential complications of whiplash and how nerve anatomy informs these complications.
More than 20 tables and charts provide a quick reference to facilitate review of the material.
A glossary provides definitions and pronunciations of terms related to whiplash.
Expert author Meridel Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd, is one of the leading chiropractic academics in the U.S., has written several other chiropractic textbooks and many peer-reviewed journal articles, has served as both a Dean and Director for two different chiropractic schools, and currently acts as a Consultant to the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
A companion Evolve website includes video clips of a chiropractor performing stretching exercises, plus an image collection, narrated PowerPoint slides, and printable patient handouts.
Reliability and Validity of Clinical Indicators of Subluxation
Syndromes Associated with Subluxation of the Cervical Articulations
Whiplash Associated Headache Related to Joint Subluxation
Incidence of Post Whiplash Headache
Headache Response to Manipulation
Posterior Cervical Sympathetic Syndrome and the Vertebral Arteries
Conservative Management of Cervicobrachial Pain
Cervical Subluxation Syndromes
9. Epidemiology of Whiplash Injuries
Basic Epidemiological Terms
Frequency of Whiplash
Whiplash Risk Factors
A Whiplash Culture
10. The Safety and Effectiveness of Common Treatments for Whiplash
Judging Safety and Effectiveness: An Evidence Based Approach
The Quebec Whiplash Task Force
The Bone & Joint Decade Task Force
Comparing Safety and Effectiveness of Common Therapies
Evidence for Pharmacological Therapies
Conservative Physical Treatments
11. Prognosis of Whiplash Associated Disorders
Psychological and Psychosocial Factors That Delay Recovery
In the Patient's Interest
By Meridel I. Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd
260 x 184 (7 1/4 x 10 1/4)
Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.
While relatively brief, this is a fine book on the subject of whiplash. Its focus is primarily on the patient, and it does not diverge into discussions of biomechanics, mechanics, and other basic science papers on this subject.
I find Dr. Gatterman's book quite useful in the way it is laid out, and it contains a good amount of information in a compact format.
Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doody Review Service