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Manual Therapy in Children

Manual Therapy in Children
Heiner Biedermann, "Manual Therapy in Children"
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0443100187 | 368 pages | PDF | 54,7 MB

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.

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Table of Contents
Section 1: 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

Section 2: 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

Section 3: 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

Section 4: Radiology in Manual Therapy in Children
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

Section 5: 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



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