Manual Mobilization of the Joints: The Spine Vol 2 (4th by Freddy M. Kaltenborn

By Freddy M. Kaltenborn

Now in its 5th variation, this vintage Kaltenborn textual content makes a speciality of uncomplicated evaluate and guide mobilization with an emphasis on biomechanical ideas. every one approach is obviously illustrated exhibiting sufferer positioning, stabilization, and therapist hand placement.

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7a :£lGO_B_'l_,___ J CONVEX RULE -+ OPPOSITE The right (moving) joint partner's surface is convex. When bone movement is restricted in an upward direction (curved arrow), the treatment direction is downward (two bold arrows). _ _ .. + CONCAVE RULE -+ SAME The right (moving) joint partner's surface is concave. When bone movement is restricted in an upward direction (curved arrow), the treatment direction is also upwards (two bold arrows). 8a). 8b). 8b CONVEX RULE -> OPPOSITE CONCAVE RULE-> SAME The occiput moves according to the convex rule in relationship to the atlas.

CONCAVE RULE -+ SAME The right (moving) joint partner's surface is concave. When bone movement is restricted in an upward direction (curved arrow), the treatment direction is also upwards (two bold arrows). 8a). 8b). 8b CONVEX RULE -> OPPOSITE CONCAVE RULE-> SAME The occiput moves according to the convex rule in relationship to the atlas. Cervical vertebrae below C2 move according to the concave rule. The atlas (CI) does not follow the Concave-Convex Rule because of its relationship to the dens.

In the case of antalgic postures in the spine, the patient's presenting posture mayor may not be close to their actual resting position. There is a tendency for patients to strive to orient themselves for upright function even though they may be more symptomatic there. 22 - The Spine Nonresting positions Many subtle joint dysfunctions only become apparent when the joint is examined outside the resting position, and can only be treated in such positions. Nonresting positions are also used to specifically position soft tissues for movement or stretch.

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