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Description - Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury by Andrew Wilson

Here, the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management. This research-based work develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443063534
ISBN-10: 0443063532
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is a registered osteopath and qualified ergonomist. He works in private practice in New Zealand and also teaches to various professional groups concerned with the management of musculoskeletal problems. He graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1981. Since then hehas been in private practice as an osteopath in Tauranga New Zealand, where he is clinical director of a busy osteopathic clinic. He is a past president of the New Zealand Register of Osteopaths.

Wilson started an ergonomic consultancy in 1992 completing over 500
workplace assessments. Since then he developed his own workplace assessment system which he teaches to other practitioners. His particular interests lie in the rehabilitation of overuse injuries and related furniture design. . He has developed techniques specifically designed to address problems related to poor movement or posture. This book is based on his assessment system and related management techniques.

He is also involved in teaching on the new masters course in osteopathy which was recently started up in Auckland, New Zealand.

He lectures and writes about posture and ergonomics. His published
books are 'Are You Sitting Comfortably?' (Optima) and 'The Complete
Guide to Good Posture at Work' (Random House).

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