The Vital Nerves

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Osteopath, lecturer and author John Gibbons offers an accessible introduction to the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Alongside real case studies and guidelines for hands-on work with clients and patients, The Vital Nerves demystifies and makes accessible everything from how to diagnose nerve conditions to understanding how our cells communicate.

 

Gibbons provides critical insights into the structure and functions of the PNS; the body’s response to stimuli and how it knows what to do; the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems; understanding the stress response; and how reflex testing can aid in diagnosing conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and paresthesias. The Vital Nerves addresses practical, common considerations like how to:

 

  • Assess the nervous system using a patella (reflex) hammer, myotome (muscle) testing and dermatome (sensory) testing
  • Determine whether pain in the posterior part of the thigh is caused by the sciatic nerve, piriformis or simply a hamstring strain
  • Decide at what level a disc may have herniated
  • Differentiate between upper and lower motor neurone disorders
  • Know what to do with the findings of your neurological assessment and the circumstances under which to refer patients for more specialist care.

 

The Author

John Gibbons is a registered osteopath, author and lecturer for the Bodymaster Method®. He specialises in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching his acclaimed Bodymaster Method® to physical therapists throughout the UK and internationally. Gibbons is also the author of A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping for Injury Prevention and Common Medical Conditions, Muscle Energy Techniques, The Vital Glutes, The Vital Shoulder Complex and Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint.

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