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Positional Release Techniques (Paperback) (Leon Chaitow)

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Positional ReleaseTechniques 4e sets out clear, practical and clinical guidelines for all students and practitioners wishing to use PRT methodology as part of their patient management. Fully updated and now published in full colour throughout, this book has an accompanying DVD with video clips presenting the full array of modern PRTs in a variety of acute and chronic settings.

  • Compares all the major PRTs, from strain/counterstrain to functional osteopathy, taping, Mobilisation with Movement, Sacro-Occipital Technique and McKenzie methods, together with summaries of their research evidence

  • Presents a detailed step-by-step use of these manual methods, including clinical case examples

  • Clearly explains the underlying biomechanical problems which can occur suddenly, via trauma, or over a long period of time as a result of chronic stress loading

  • Explores the use of PRTs in the treatment of muscular pain, especially trigger points and fibromayalgia

  • Explains how methods can be used to treat bedridden patients and those with spinal problems

  • Describes the integrated use of PRTs with other manual approaches such as Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Provides explanations of the safe application of PRTs in the acute and chronic settings

  • Highly illustrated with full-colour line drawings and diagrams

  • Supplemented by a DVD which includes video clips of experienced practitioners demonstrating the techniques

  • Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines from a variety of perspectives including osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy

  • Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in manual and related therapies
  • Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of PRT methodology from differing areas of practice

  • Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of PRT methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings

  • New video clips on an associated DVD presents practical examples of the PRTs explored in the book

  • Now published in full colour throughout!
Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Medical
Series Title: Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
Author: Leon Chaitow
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2015
TCIN: 51153462
UPC: 9780702051111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3908

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