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Modern Neuromuscular Techniques with DVD, 3e : Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques - Leon Chaitow

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques with DVD, 3e

Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

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Written with the ease and clarity that so readily characterizes Leon Chaitow's work, the new edition of this popular book explains and explores the use of Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT) - proven soft-tissue manipulative techniques which are used to assess and treat myofascial pain and dysfunction.

Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - showing the techniques performed by the author, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques 3e explores the history and evolution of NMT and explains how they can be used to allow the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction.

Clearly written and fully illustrated throughout, the book provides a clear set of treatment options for many common musculoskeletal disorders, including many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, in addition to non-musculoskeletal problems such as abdominal dysfunction, lymphatic disorders, and the treatment of breathing pattern disorders such as hyperventilation.

Authored by an expert of international renown - together with international experts in associated approaches - the book brings together a wealth of ideas from across the spectrum of therapeutic body work with sources ranging from Alexander, Barlow, Janda, Lewit, Nimmo and Simons, to Rolf and Upledger.

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques 3e will be ideal for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manipulative physical therapists and acupuncturists, whether qualified or in training.



Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe

Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT

Abbreviationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Dedicationp. xiii
Soft tissue distressp. 1
Introduction to NMTp. 35
Myofascial trigger points and other reflex phenomenap. 43
The variety of reflex pointsp. 75
Diagnostic methodsp. 97
Basic spinal NMTp. 123
Basic abdominal and pelvic NMT applicationp. 141
Associated techniquesp. 155
NMT in clinical usep. 203
American neuromuscular therapyp. 221
Progressive inhibition of neuromusculoskeletal structures (PINS) techniquep. 247
Thai massage and neuromuscular techniquep. 275
Appendix - Nimmo, Chiropractic and myofascial painp. 291
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780443069376
ISBN-10: 0443069379
Series: Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 14th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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