This DVD covers motion palpation assessment and joint mobilization techniques for the neck. Motion palpation assesses joint range motion one joint at a time. Joint mobilization is a specific stretching of the intrinsic tissues of the joint. Dr. Joe Muscolino is a chiropractor in private practice and has been a massage therapy educator for 25 years. He explains and teaches these techniques simply, clearly, and thoroughly! This DVD is a must for all manual therapists: massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractic and osteopathic physicians.
Lack of mobility in the cervical regions of the spine cannot always be addressed via soft tissue release, it is necessary to address directly the restrictions at the facet joints. Joint mobilization is an extremely powerful and effective technique, and should be added to your tool box of treatment techniques. For clients who present with specific segmental spinal hypomobilities, it is the only treatment technique available to massage therapists that can remedy their condition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Review of Cervical Spinal Anatomy
Chapter 3 Flowing Spinal Assessment and Mobilization
Chapter 4 Supine Specific Assessment and Mobilization
Chapter 5 Seated Assessment and Mobilization
Chapter 6 Special Orthopedic Assessment tests
Chapter 7 Special Traction Techniques
“The essence of a joint mobilization is to stretch the intrinsic tissues of the joint (ligaments, joint capsules, short deep muscles) by stabilizing the proximal bone and then introducing a gradual gentle-but-firm stretch force to the distal bone. A very valuable technique! ” Joe Muscolino