No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive
techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to
understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their
use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H.
Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this
bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate,
select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of
chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination
and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities,
and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a
must-have reference for students and clinicians. Offers over 700
photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and
perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing
important spinal and muscle anatomy. Includes up-to-date research
studies and methods for validating manual therapy. Discusses
mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive
procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one
approach over another. Organizes content thematically with a
discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and
technique for each joint. Covers anatomy and biomechanics in
detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal
techniques, and additional techniques for special populations,
helping you fully prepare for board examinations. Covers the
manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual
therapy, including chiropractic techniques. Includes content on
low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and
patients who are in acute pain. Includes useful appendices with
clinical information as well as interesting historical information,
including a feature on practitioners who developed specific
techniques. NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author
performing all the adjustive procedures in the book. Updated and
expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and
assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint
malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction,
and sacroiliac articulation. A procedure index printed on the
inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific
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