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The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy
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1. Introduction SECTION 1 The effect of manipulation on the tissue organization 2. Manual therapy in the tissue dimension 3. Assisting repair with manual therapy 4. Affecting fluid flow with manual therapy 5. Assisting adaptation: manual stretching 6. Pain relief by manual therapy: the local tissue dimension 7. Overview and summary of Section 1 References SECTION 2 Neurological organization in manual therapy 8. Manual therapy in the neurological dimension 9. The motor system 10. Proprioceptive stimulation by manual therapy techniques 11. Affecting the lower motor system with manual therapy 12. The adaptive code for neuromuscular re-abilitation 13. Abilities, inability and re-abilitation 14. Treating the intact motor system: behavioural and psychomotor dysfunctions 15. Neuromuscular organisation in musculoskeletal damage 16. Re-abilitating the damaged motor system 17. Pain relief by manual therapy - neurological mechanisms 18. Muscle tone 19. Overview and summary of Section 2 References SECTION 3 Psychological and psychophysiological processes in manual therapy 20. Manual therapy in the psychological/psychophysiological dimension 21. Origins of therapeutic potential of touch 22. Psychological influences of manual therapy 23. Psychophysiology of manual therapy 24. Manual therapy in the psychosomatic field 25. Touch as a therapeutic intervention 26. Pain relief by manual therapy: psychological processes 27. Overview and summary of Section 3 References SECTION 4 Overview and clinical application 28. Overview and clinical application of the science

About the Author

Dr Eyel Lederman is Director, Centre for Professional Development in Manual Therapy, London, UK and a practicing osteopath. Eyal completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College London where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He is actively involved in manual therapy research at UCL, exploring the clinical use of functional stretching. Eyal regularly teaches manual therapy techniques and the physiological basis of manual therapy in different schools across the UK and abroad. He has published many articles in the area and is the author of Harmonic Technique, The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies and Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach.

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