Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain
Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain,
Edition 2 Integration of research and therapy
By Andry Vleeming, PhD, PT, Vert Mooney, MD and Rob Stoeckart, PhD

Publication Date: 09 Mar 2007

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The human lumbopelvic area has become the focus of a considerable amount of new and intriguing research relevant to effective diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. Back function has recently been studied from a broader perspective, including the analysis of the coupled function in spine, pelvis and legs. These approaches lead to new questions about dynamic stability and motor control in general, and specifically about the spine and pelvis. These new insights obviously imply new approaches in the prevention and treatment of low back pain and pelvic pain.

Unique to this book is its in-depth coverage of this subject area by a team of international contributors who represent the broad range of professionals involved in clinical research and therapy. These experts cover a vast area of lumbopelvic experience, from effective treatment and rehabilitation to epidemiology, anatomy, biomechanics, pain and motor control, surgery and manual therapy.

Key Features

  • Evidence -based focus
  • Final conclusions including perspectives with each chapter
  • Each chapter is relevant and up to date

New Features

  • New high profile contributors
  • Updated references
  • Introduction and closure for each chapter
  • Special attention given to stability and muscle function
About the author
By Andry Vleeming, PhD, PT, Clinical Anatomist and Founder, Spine and Joint Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.; Vert Mooney, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, USSD, Private Practioner, San Diego, CA, USA and Rob Stoeckart, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Table of Contents
PART 1 Biomechanical, clinical-anatomical and evolutionary aspects of lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction

SECTION 1 Clinical-anatomical aspects

1. The muscular, ligamentous and neural structure of the lumbosacrum and its relationship to low back pain, FH Willard

2. Anatomical linkages and muscle slings of the lumbopelvic region, C DeRosa, J Porterfield

3. Anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar fasciae: implications for lumbopelvic control and clinical practice, PJ Barker, CA Briggs

4. Clinical anatomy of the anterolateral abdominal muscles, DM Urquhart, PW Hodges

5. Clinical anatomy of the lumbar multifidus, L Danneels

6. Clinical anatomy and function of psoas major and deep sacral gluteus maximus, S Gibbons

7. The SIJ, sensory-motor control and pain, A Indahl, S Holm

8. The role of the pelvic girdle in coupling the spine and the legs: a clinical-anatomical perspective on pelvic stability, A Vleeming, R Stoeckart

SECTION 2 Evolution, biomechanics and kinematics

9. Evolution of the human lumbopelvic region and its relationship to some clinical deficits of the spine and pelvis, CO Lovejoy

10. Kinematic models and the human pelvis, A Huson

11. How to use the spine, pelvis and legs effectively in lifting, MA Adams, P Dolan

12. Is the sacroiliac joint an evolved costovertebral joint? S Gracovetsky

13. The evolution of myths and facts regarding function and dysfunction of the pelvic girdle, D Lee

PART 2 Insights in function and dysfunction of the lumbopelvic region

14. Anatomical, biomechanical and clinical perspectives on sacroiliac joints: an integrative synthesis of biodynamic mechanisms related to ankylosing spondylitis, AT Masi, M Benjamin, A Vleeming

15. A suspensory system for the sacrum in pelvic mechanics: biotensegrity, SM Levin

16. Why and how to optimize posture, RE Irvin

17. Gait style as an etiology to lower back pain, HJ Dananberg

18. A detailed and critical biomechanical analysis of the sacroiliac joints and relevant kinesiology: the implications for lumbopelvic function and dysfunction, RL DonTigny

19. Stability or controlled instability? S Gracovetsky

PART 3 Diagnostic methods

SECTION 1 Visualization in relation to pelvic dysfunction

20. Basic problems in the visualization of the sacroiliac joint, PF Dijkstra

21. CT and MRI of the sacroiliac joints, JMD O’Neill, E Jurriaans

22. Visualization of pelvic biomechanical dysfunction, T Ravin

SECTION 2 The pelvic girdle

23. Movement of the sacroiliac joint with special reference to the effect of load, B Sturesson

24. What is pelvic girdle pain? HC Ostgaard

25. The pattern of intra-pelvic motion and lumbo-pelvic muscle recruitment alters in the presence of pelvic girdle pain, B Hungerford, WGilleard, P Hodges, D Lee

SECTION 3 Low back

26. Different diagnosis of low back pain, SV Paris

27. Conditions of weight bearing: asymmetrical overload syndrome (AOS), JA Porterfield, C DeRosa

28. Evidence-based clinical testing of the lumbar spine and pelvis, M Laslett

PART 4 Guidelines

29. European guidelines for prevention in low back pain, G Muller on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on European Guidelines for Prevention in Low Back Pain

30. Evidence-based medicine for acute and chronic low back pain: guidelines, M van Tulder, B Koes

31. European guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic girdle pain, A Vleeming on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on European Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain

PART 5 Effective training and treatment

SECTION 1 Psychological, social and motivational aspects

32. Behavioral analysis, fear of movement/(re) injury and cognitive-behavioral management of chronic low back pain, JWS Vlaeyen, LMG van Cleef

SECTION 2 Motor control

33. Functional control of the spine, PW Hodges, J Cholewicki

34. Motor control in chronic pain: new ideas for effective intervention, G Lorimer Moseley

SECTION 3 Different views on effective training and treatment

35. The painful and unstable lumbar spine: a foundation and approach for restabilization, SM McGill

36. Important aspects for efficacy of treatment with specific stabilizing exercises for postpartum pelvic girdle pain, B Stuge, NK Vollestad

37. Breathing pattern disorders and back pain, L Chaitow

38. Effective rehabilitation of lumbar and pelvic girdle pain, V Mooney

PART 6 Integrating different views and opinions when dealing with a complex system

39. An intregrated approach for the management of low back and pelvic girdle pain – a case report, D Lee

40. An integrated therapeutic approach to the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, D Lee, A Vleeming
Book Reviews
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Book details
ISBN: 9780443101786
Page Count: 672
Retail Price: £76.99
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