30-2 Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

The title of this issue of D.C. Tracts should stimulate the interest...

The title of this issue of D.C. Tracts should stimulate the interest of every reader and listener who has a genuine desire to increase his or her ability to diagnose and effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders. The timeliness of the subject matter is highlighted by Dr. Bryan Bond’s Feature Article with respect to the annual costs ($233 billion) of treating these conditions. Another important aspect of Dr. Bond’s presentation is his careful choice of words – I see many investigations and findings that claim to be “evidenced-based,” but would be better framed in Dr. Bond’s words: “evidence-informed.” The contents of this issue will also provide an excellent review of the neuroanatomy and neurology in relation to musculoskeletal disorders (time to hit the textbooks).

Dr. Brad Muir’s Audio Lecture complements the discussion of these conditions with some more specific aspects of post-traumatic deconditioning and related research. As we always strive to do, this issue of D.C. Tracts provides additional sources of information and avenues to pursue for further study in our Abstracts and Commentaries section.

Dr. Yasmeen Khan gathers and seeks to assist the clinician with this material, and directs doctors where to find the studies that substantiate the conclusions that are reached.


Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Evidence-Informed Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
    • Post-Traumatic Muscle Deconditioning
      Bradley J. Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)
    • Functional Movement Assessment for Musculoskeletal Disorders
      Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS
    • Functional Limitations in Adults Who Utilize Chiropractic or Osteopathic Manipulation in the United States: Analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey
    • Step-Down Test – Assessment of Postural Stability in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability
    • Multifidi Muscle Characteristics and Physical Function among Older Adults with and without Chronic Low Back Pain