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Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care, Second Edition

Author(s): Lawrence Wyatt, DC, DACBR, Texas Chiropractic College, Texas
  • ISBN-13: 9780763732493
  • ISBN-10:0763732494
  • Paperback    452 pages      © 2005
Price: $120.95 US List
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The second edition of the Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care is a concise, quick-access handbook that covers the more common conditions seen in a chiropractic practice. Where possible, an evidence-based approach is presented, but it must be understood that a purely evidence-based practice is impossible to achieve in any form of health care. Instead the clinician must use the best available evidence, clinical experience, and a “pinch” of intuition to manage his/her patients.

This is a handy reference that provides a library of practical information in a single volume! When you need fast, up-to-date information on specific treatment techniques such as orthopedic testing and contraindications for manipulation, or information to assist in analyzing test results, this is the first place to turn. Absolutely packed with charts, tables, and algorithms for quick reference.

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What's New with This Edition:

  • Evidence-based
  • Significantly expanded chapters on manipulation/mobilization, physical medicine procedures, physical examination, neurology, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging, low back pain management, neck pain management
  • Pictures now included with text
  • New neurology glossary
  • New chapters on pediatrics, health care ethics, geriatrics and long term care, health care promotion

Features & Benefits


Quick reference with large index and table of contents 

Wide range of topics covered (orthopedics, rheumatology,neurology, physical examination, laboratory testing, low back pain management, neck pain management, manipulation/adjusting, physical medicine procedures, pedictrics, geriatrics, health care ethics) 

An entire chapter devoted to a quick overview of common conditions seen by chiropractors and those who practice manual medicine 

Filled with tables, lists and algorithms for appropriate patient management

Part I- Professional Protocols and Specialized Patient Populations

Chapter 1- Health Promotion in Clinical Practice
Chapter 2- Medical Record Keeping
Chapter 3- Geriatrics
Chapter 4- Pediatrics
Chapter 5- Hospital and Long-term Care

Part II- Clinical Investigations

Chapter 6- General History and Physical Examination
Chapter 7- Orthopedics
Chapter 8- Neurology
Chapter 9- Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Chapter 10- Diagnostic Imaging
Chapter 11- Specialized Procedures

Part III- Differential Diagnosis

Chapter 12- Rheumatology
Chapter 13- Clinical Oncology
Chapter 14- Spine Pain
Chapter 15- Clinical Conditions

Part IV- Clinical Practice Protocols

Chapter 16- Ethics in Chiropractic Clinical Practice
Chapter 17- Sprain/Strain Management
Chapter 18- Cervical Spine Trauma Management
Chapter 19- Low Back Pain Management
Chapter 20- Joint Manipulation and Mobilization
Chapter 21- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Appendix A- Abbreviations

Lawrence Wyatt, DC, DACBR-Texas Chiropractic College, Texas

Dr. Wyatt is a Professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences at Texas Chiropractic College(TCC). He has also served as the Dean of the Division of Clinics and as Outpatient Clinic Chief of Staff at TCC. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association(JACA) and serves as a peer-reviewer for a number of scientific journals as well. He currently writes two columns for JACA as well. He is a team member and consultant for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. In addition to authoring two textbooks, he contributed chapters to others and has written numerous scientific papers. He has lectured extensively around the world and is currently involved in research involving spinal manipulation as well as chiropractic care and education. He is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, is certified in manipulation under anesthesia and is a member of a number of professional associations.

  • "Well written and referenced; will become valuable reference text for students."

    -- Brian Schut
    Canadian Memorial Cchiropractic College

    "This is a well-written text that is a definite must own for field docs and students alike. I recommend that we all read and assimilate the material in this book. At forty dollars, the price is just right."

    -- The Axis
    Student News of Western States Chiropractic College

    "Why buy this text? It contains what you need to know in practice and presents it with a clear, concise and comprehensive delivery." Dr. Owen's Rating: 10 out of 10.

    --Review by Jonice Owen, DC, FACO, CHom
    Dynamic Chiropractic (Jan. 15, 2006; Vol. 24, No. 2)