Activator Methods
by Fuhr, Arlan W.

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From basic scan protocols to advanced assessment procedures, THE ACTIVATOR METHOD, 2nd Edition discusses the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) in an easy-to-understand, how-to approach. This updated 2nd edition covers all aspects of the controlled low-force analytical and adjusting system, from the history of the technique to in-depth examinations of body structures. It also features expanded content on supportive subjects from seven new contributors, discussing topics such as activator and instrument adjusting history, instrument reliability in the literature, the neurology of pain and inflammation, temporal mandibular disorders, and leg length reactivity.

Product Information
Binding: Hardcover
Specs: 565 pages | 2 Lbs
Edition: 2
Publisher: Mosby | Publish Date 01/08 | Copyright 2009
Format: Textbook

Table Of Contents:

Sect. I.    Introduction to the Activator Method
History of a Technique System
           Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Arlan W. Fuhr
Chiropractic Science: Toward Understanding Spinal Manipulation
           Joel G. Pickar
Variability of Force Magnitude and Force Duration in Manual and Instrument Based Manipulation Techniques
           Gregory N. Kawchuk, N. G. Narasimha Prasad, Randall C. McLeod, Tasha Stanton, Tianye Li, Qiaohao Zhu
Pain Mechanisms and Control
           Xue-Jun Song
Sect. II.    Clinical Observations and Advanced Assessment Procedures
Leg Length Reactivity
           Rebecca S. Fischer
6.    The Activator Method Analytical Technique
Sect. III.    Activator Method Analysis
7.    The Activator Method Basic Scan Protocol
8.    Additional Tests for the Sacrum, Pelvis, and Related Structures
9.    Additional Tests for the Hip and Related Structures
10.    Additional Lumbar Tests and Adjustments
11.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Thoracic Vertebrae, Ribs, and Anterior Thorax
12.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Cervical Spine
The Temporomandibular Joint and Related Tests and Adjustments
           James DeVocht, Wally Schaeffer
14.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Knee and Related Structures
15.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Foot and Ankle
16.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Shoulder and Related Structures
17.    Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
App.    Activator Quick Notes
           Charlotte J. Watts

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