Acupuncture in Manual Therapy,
Edition 1
Edited by Jennie Longbottom, MSc, MMEd, FCSP, MBAcC

Publication Date: 28 Apr 2010

Acupuncture in Manual Therapy is a comprehensive overview of manual therapy interventions combined with acupuncture management of musculoskeletal disorders covering all major joints of the body. The book is intended to offer physiotherapists and students of acupuncture a clinical reasoning model, whilst supporting suggested interventions with the relevant evidence base in order to alleviate pain, restore function and facilitate rehabilitation within musculoskeletal management. It places an emphasis on the neurophysiological processes of pain management stressing the importance of using the correct intervention for the relevant presenting pain mechanism. Each chapter discusses suggested manual intervention, acupuncture evidence and physiological processes underpinning this combined approach to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction including meridian acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electroacupuncture, tens and trigger point acupuncture as a means of addressing the varying pain patterns presented within musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

This book provides knowledge from distinctive and prominent contributors from the world of manual therapy and acupuncture whilst this expertise is further supported by the provision of student case studies to offer support and enhance learning.

Key Features

  • Twelve chapters addressing each major joint of the musculoskeletal system
  • Over 100 images
  • A clinical reasoning model for manual therapy and acupuncture intervention
  • Relevant case studies that support the student undertaking acupuncture training
About the author
Edited by Jennie Longbottom, MSc, MMEd, FCSP, MBAcC, Past Chair 2005-09, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), UK; Tutor, AACP Foundation courses, UK and Practice Principal, Parks Physiotherapy, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK
Table of Contents


1 Clinical reasoning in western acupunctureLynley Bradnam-RobertsClinical reasoning in traditional Chinese medicineJennie LongbottomCase study 1 Efterpi RompotiCase study 2 Sarah Rouse

2 The temporomandibular joint Allison Middleditch Acupuncture in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders Jennie LongbottomCase study 1 Brigit Murray

3 Cervical spine Nick TuckerAcupuncture intervention in cervical spine dysfunction Jennie LongbottomCase study 1Charlie Plummer Case study 2 Rose Sutcliffe

4 The shoulderJennie LongbottomCase study 1 Dan Franklin Case study 2Kevin Hunt

5 The ElbowJo GibsonAcupuncture and elbow dysfunction Jennie LongbottomCase study 1Lawrence MayhewCase study 2 Katy Williams

6 The Thoracic spine Jennie Longbottom

Acupuncture interventions with thoracic spine dysfunction Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Kenny Cross

Case study 2 Helen Sankey

7 Manual therapy in low back pain Claire Small

Acupuncture in low back pain Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Siobhan Byrne

Case study 2 Hannah Edwards

8 The sacroiliac joint and pelvis Howard Turner

Acupuncture within manual therapy Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Cathie Morrow

Case study 2 Daniel Christopher Martin

9 The hip Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Anonymous

Case study 2 Sharon Helsby

Case study 3 James Thomson

10 Anterior Knee pain Lee Herrington

Acupuncture in the management of knee pain Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Andy Reynolds

Case study 2 Melissa Johnson

11 Musculoskeletal Injuries in the foot and ankle Cherye Roche

Acupuncture in lower limb dysfunction Jennie Longbottom

Case study 1 Sarah Tribe

Case study 2 Eghon Murray

12 Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators for Pain Management Mark I Johnson

Case study 1 Anonymous

Case study 2 Matthew Walmsley

Book Reviews

"This book does have are excellent descriptions of current ideas on the assessment, treatment and management of various musculo-skeletal structures...This book brings together not only a lot of information but has many contributors which make it a lively and stimulating book to read. In addition, it contains extensive referencing with descriptive critical appraisal of the literature which would be useful to practitioners and students alike." Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Autumn 2010

Book details
ISBN: 9780443067822
Page Count: 248
Retail Price : £41.99
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