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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, 1st Edition

Authored by an acknowledged expert on muscle and movement imbalances, this well-illustrated book presents a classification system of mechanical pain syndrome that is designed to direct the exercise prescription and the correction of faulty movement patterns. The diagnostic categories, associated muscle and movement imbalances, recommendations for treatment, examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management are described in detail. This book is designed to give practitioners an organized and structured method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndrome, the contributing factors, and a strategy for management.

* Provides the tools for the physical therapist to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, develop the corrective exercise prescription and carefully instruct the patient about how to carry out the exercise program. * Authored by the acknowledged expert on movement system imbalances. * Covers both the evaluation process and therapeutic treatment. * Detailed descriptions of exercises for the student or practitioner. * Includes handouts to be photocopied and given to the patient for future reference.

About the Author

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Washington University School of Medicine, St.Louis, MO

Physical therapists like myself have been waiting for a text from the author for over 10 years. Definitely a text for someone well versed in the anatomy and mechaincs of the musculoskeletal system. This text is written in clear categories and deals with problems in three general areas. It takes effort and analytic thinking to understand the myriad of motions listed in the text. A CD with actual demonstrations would help immensely in seeing all the factors the author is illustrating. The introduction covers very complex ideas made as simple as possible by the author. I would recommend this text for any movement specialist but I would caveat my recommendation with the warning that hard work is needed to really grasp the techniques listed in this text. This author is saying things that need to be learned by movement specialists and only can be applied by an expert.

I’m a rowing coach and was always looking for a book on the treatment of movement impaiments that would take an alternative look at the subjekt. With Shirley Sahrmann’s book I have found everything I was hoping for. The author goes from the more general presentation of the necessary background informantion to the spezific diagnosis and possible treatments of the most common movement impairment syndroms. She also provides insights in an understanding these syndroms that is coming from a rather holistic perspective. Thus she is looking at movement problems as a result of problems of the whole chain of muscels involved in that movement, not just the specific muscels of the area, where the symptoms are noticed first. Any coach, who has discovered that improving athletes’ performance in competition means advancing their physical performance by removing movement impairments, will quickly call this book one of his favourites.

Very useful for the practitioner involved in ortopaedic rehab, interested in going further than treating pain! Very essential complement to any good treatment. Will help you teach your patient how to take control of their body to prevent re-occurence.
Dr. Shirley Sahrmann is really a great physical therapist, teacher, clinician and researcher. Her concepts are based on understanding of biomechanics and motor control. This is the real deal. Understanding the movement system will help diagnose and treat your patients better. it is strongly recommended that you also attend her seminars to better integrate what you have learned into practice. Her treatment is more compatible with orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions as well as a therapist that is willing to spend time on his/her patients.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 1 edition (September 4, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801672058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801672057
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.5 x 11.1 inches

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