This book is an introductory text to spinal disorders. Based on the highly successful forerunner to this volume, Practical Orthopaedic Medicine, the book still retains the original philosophy of this text which is to systematically cover all the joints discussing examination, diagnosis and treatment. The full spectrum of therapies is covered with particular emphasis on Maitland's widely practised spinal manipulation techniques - how they are assessed clinically and their role in the management of spinal problems. A complete review of the current literature has been undertaken and a valuable new chapter on the spine in sport has been added.
This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners involved in sports medicine, orthopaedic medicine and physiotherapy.
"... The book will be extremely useful to undergraduate physiotherapy students as well as other students requiring an introduction to spinal disorders. It will also be a helpful reference for postgraduate students and clinicians (medical practitioners, rheumatologists, physical medicine specialists and general practitioners) dealing with spine disorders. I would recommend undergraduates and educational institutions purchase this book."Manual Therapy 4(2), 110-112, January 1999
it is a well-laid-out book that I would particularly recommend to all undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists who treat patients with spinal disorders."Physiotherapy, December 2000
By Brian Corrigan, MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPE, FRACP, FACRM, DPhysMed, Head, Department of Rheumatology, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia; and Geoff D. Maitland, MBE, AUA, FCSP, FACP, SASP, MapplSc, Consultative Manipulative Therapist, South Australia, Australia