OSTEOPATHS, physiotherapists and students the key market for new Elsevier publication

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Elsevier Australia has published 'Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement' – a unique clinical reference for understanding movement control dysfunction and how it relates to pain

Elsevier Australia has released ‘Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement ‘– a new human movement textbook aimed at both students and clinicians.

This highly-illustrated clinical reference sheds valuable light on the issue of uncontrolled movement or motor control dysfunction. The book shows how uncontrolled movement develops as well as how it links to the production and recurrence of pain – the main reasons people seek help from osteopaths and physiotherapists.

‘Kinetic Control’ introduces its readers to a unique system pioneered by authors Mark Comerford and Sarah Mottram. This system involves region-specific movement control testing, along with diagnostic sub-classification of musculoskeletal disorders and pain. All this is backed by step-by-step instructions for assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment.

‘Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement ‘is packed with motor control and movement retraining strategies and instructions. A great university book for third and fourth year undergraduate students, ‘Kinetic Control’ is also a useful osteopathy or physiotherapy textbook for postgraduates and professionals alike. And readers can be confident that all content is based on solid evidence and research.

Students and therapists can use the book to develop an assessment framework for diagnosing dysfunction, pain-sensitive tissues and pain mechanisms. The clinical reasoning framework in this important health title will also assist readers’ clinical decision-making.

The book’s excellent photographic instructions demonstrate uncontrolled movement tests, plus many of the retraining options for treating lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder and hip issues.

For more information or to purchase a copy of ‘Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement’, visit http://tiny.cc/sysocw

About the authors
Mark Comerford, B.Phty, MCSP, MAPA
Mark is a Director of Movement Performance Solutions. Mark also works clinically and is a current board member of Sports Medicine Australia (Queensland, Australia).

Sarah Mottram, MSC, MCSP, MMACP
Sarah is a Director of Movement Performance Solutions. Sarah is also a certified Pilates matwork instructor with the Pilates Foundation UK.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).


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