Part of the NAT "Handbook" series, the Spondylolisthesis Handbook is designed for manual therapists who wish to expand their practice by offering the treatment of Spondylolisthesis. It provides a comprehensive guide to the condition, including symptoms, muscles affected, differential diagnosis and how to treat it using trigger point therapy techniques, taping, exercise and more.
The Spondylolisthesis Handbook includes a treatment plan with a series of exercises and stretches that the therapist can show the client to do between treatments. It covers recommended lifestyle changes as well as which sports are recommended and which to avoid.
An excellent reference tool for any manual therapist.
Each Handbook is fully illustrated.
What is included?
- Description of condition
- Muscles affected
- Trigger points and pain maps
- Differential Diagnosis
- Treatment program (Ischemic compression techniques, deep stroking massage, muscle energy techniques, taping, stretching and strengthening exercises)
- Treatment Assessment
- Lifestyle changes
- More about Trigger Point Therapy
There are several types of Spondylolisthesis. Two of the most common are Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Isthmus Spondylolisthesis.
Spondylolisthesis usually affects the lower part of the spine, most commonly the 5th lumbar vertebra, but sometimes the 4th lumbar vertebra. In some cases, the bones may press on or squeeze the nerves causing back pain and possibly, some numbness in one or both of your legs.
Manual Therapists, Massage Therapists, Trigger Point Therapists, Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, PTS's, Occupational Therapists, OTA's, Medical Doctors, Nurses
The Spondylolisthesis Handbook - a Part of the NAT "Handbook" Series; $14.95
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