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Author Page, Phillip, 1967-

Title Assessment and treatment of muscle imbalance : the Janda approach / Phil Page, Clare C. Frank, Robert Lardner
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2010]


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 MELB  616.742 Pag/Aat  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Structural and functional approaches to muscle imbalance -- The sensorimotor system -- Chain reactions -- Pathomechanics of musculoskeletal pain and muscle imbalance -- Posture, balance, and gait analysis -- Evaluation of movement patterns -- Muscle length testing -- Soft-tissue assessment -- Normalization of peripheral structures -- Restoration of muscle balance -- Sensorimotor training -- Cervical pain syndromes -- Upper-extremity pain syndromes -- Lumbar pain syndromes -- Lower-extremity pain syndromes
Summary Physical therapists Page, Frank, and Lardner present a practical text for clinicians treating patients with musculoskeletal complaints. Studying under the Czech neurologist and physiotherapist Vladimir Janda (1928-2002), all three authors learned Janda's unique approach to musculoskeletal medicine. In contrast to the traditional structural approach focusing on anatomy and biomechanics, Janda's functional approach emphasizes the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and in chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Combining theory, evidence, and applications, the text offers clinicians a systematic guide for incorporating Janda's methods into their practices. Coverage includes the scientific basis for Janda's approach to muscle imbalance, the functional evaluation of muscle imbalance, Janda's approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal syndromes, and the application of Janda's methods to specific body regions and complaints, including chronic neck and back pain, shoulder impingement, and anterior knee pain
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Janda, VladimÃ-r, Doc. MUDr
Janda, Vladimír, Doc. MUDr.
Musculoskeletal system -- Diseases -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Myalgia -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Neuromuscular diseases.
Musculoskeletal Diseases -- diagnosis.
Muscles -- physiopathology.
Musculoskeletal Diseases -- rehabilitation.
Neuromuscular Manifestations.
Author Frank, Clare C., 1962-
Lardner, Robert.
LC no. 2009026864
ISBN 0736074007 (hard cover)
9780736074001 (hard cover)
Other Titles Assessment & treatment of muscle imbalance