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Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain; State of the Art and Science

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The only back pain resource that provides a consensus approach from both scientific and clinical leaders, Spinal Control integrates engineering concepts of spine control into clinically relevant approaches to rehabilitation.

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Covering the most important issues in spine control, like neuromotor mechanisms of spine control, proprioception, subgrouping in back pain and modeling spine stability, the authors illustrate the relevance of research and how it can be applied in clinical practice. Opposing sides to critical arguments are brought together for the first time to better understand the convergences and divergences within the field.

Edited by Paul W. Hodges, PhD, MD, DSc, BPhty (Hon), FACP, Jacek Cholewicki, PhD, and Jaap H. Van Dieen, PhD. Illustrated. Hardcover, 338 pages.

Contents:
1. Introduction: convergence and divergence of opinions on spinal control
PART 1: MODELS OF THE SPINE
2. Spine systems science: a primer on the systems approach
3. Computational models for trunk trajectory planning and load distribution: a test-bed for studying various clinical adaptation and motor control strategies of low back pain patients
4. Mechanical changes in the spine in back pain
PART 2: MOTOR CONTROL OF THE SPINE
5. Spine function and low back pain: interactions of active and passive structures
6. Adaptation and rehabilitation: from motoneurones to motor cortex and behaviour
7. Opinions on the links between back pain and motor control: the disconnect between clinical practice and research
8. The kinesiopathological model and mechanical low back pain
9. The relationship between control of the spine and low back pain: a clinical researcher's perspective
10. Existing muscle synergies and low back pain: a case for preventative intervention
11. Trunk muscle control and back pain: chicken, egg, neither or both?
PART 3: PROPRIOCEPTIVE SYSTEMS
12. Altered variability in proprioceptive postural strategy in people with recurrent low back pain
13. Proprioceptive contributions from paraspinal muscle spindles to the relationship between control of the trunk and back pain
14. Time-dependent mechanisms that impair muscle protection of the spine
PART 4: CLINICAL EVIDENCE OF CONTROL APPROACH
15. Effectiveness of exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain
PART 5: STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS
16. How can models of motor control be useful for understanding low back pain?
17. Targeting interventions to patients: development and evaluation
18. Motor control changes and low back pain: cause or effect?
19. What is the relation between proprioception and low back pain?
20. Motor control of the spine and changes in pain: debate about the extrapolation from research observations of motor control strategies to effective treatments for back pain
PART 6: STATE-OF-THE-ART APPROACH TO CLINICAL REHABILITATION OF LOW BACK AND PELVIC PAIN
21. Integrated clinical approach to motor control interventions in low back and pelvic pain
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