Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury,
Edition 1 A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab
By Andrew Wilson, ND, DO, MNZRO

Publication Date: 08 Oct 2001
In Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management.

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury is research-based. It develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury. The book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners who deal with the management of musculoskeletal pain as part of their day to day practice.

Key Features

  • Presents a complete system of patient management that treats the injury, the patient with the injury, and the patient's environment.
  • Examines the interface between ergonomics and manual therapy
  • The book emphasises understanding the cause of the injury and how these create the symptom picture
  • Addresses a major clinical problem area (chronic low back pain), which has high costs for the health systems and for employers
  • Provides a long-term solution to the demands on the time of practitioners by encouraging them to look beyond the presenting patient to the factors in their lifestyle which have created the problem
  • Topical - the problem of chronic back pain has become a major national crisis
  • Relevant to a broad spectrum of practitioners.
  • About the author
    By Andrew Wilson, ND, DO, MNZRO, Registered Osteopath (New Zealand) and Consultant Ergonomist, Tauranga, New Zealand
    Table of Contents
    Section 1. The injury processThe type of injury. Developing a management model. Understanding the symptoms. Understanding the physiology of the injury process. Ergonomic factors. Psychosocial aspects. Personal factors. Principles of treatment and management.Section 2. Low back painEpidemiology of low back pain. Risk factors for low back pain. The type of injury. Complex low back pain. Management.Section 3. Neck, shoulder and upper limb painNeck pain. Shoulder pain. Elbow, forearm and wrist pain. Nerve entrapments. Multiple tissue disorders. Management strategies for chronic injuries.References.
    Book Reviews
    ""This volume sets out to provide an overview of the clinical and ergonomic management of work-related muscolo-skeletal ill health. The format and text make it easily read and digested. The text is widely referenced and likely to encourage readers to extend their knowledge base further. It is a soft-back publication, on good quality paper, with the text literally illustrated with line drawings, charts and photographs."" J M Hoenich, Physiotherapy, April 2002
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443063534
    Page Count: 232
    Retail Price : £48.99
    We have a very full and strong list of supporting titles. These include:Petty and Moore: Neuromuscular Skeletal Examination and AssessmentWaddell: The Back Pain RevolutionVleeming: Movement, Stability and Low Back PainBogduk: The Lumbar spineRichardson et al: Therapeutic Exercise for Spinal Segmental Stabilization in Low Back Pain - scientific basis and practical techniquesKirkaldy Willis: Managing Low Back PainLee: The Pelvic GirdleJayson: The Lumbar spine and Back PainBoyling and Palastanga: Modern Manual TherapyAll the Chaitow books and videos
    All concerned with the management and prevention of musculoskeletal injury particularly low back pain.Primary: Manual therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, manipulative and orthopaedic physiotherapists, ergonomists - students and practitioners for all these groups.Secondary: Occupational therapists, occupational health nurses and practitioners, GPs/primary care practitioners, orthopaedic physicians and surgeons, Rheumatologists and rehab specialists.