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on August 24, 2010
The authors have done a great service to Pr Janda's legacy by masterfully summarizing his management approach in this comprehensive book. They have managed something which even the great Pr Janda could not - namely, summarizing his brilliant work! It is all here - posture & gait analysis; movement pattern assessment; sensory-motor training; etc.. And, most importantly, they show how current research is progressing the rehabilitation model forward consistent with Pr Janda's groundbreaking theories.

Thank you Phil, Clare & Robert!

Craig
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on May 28, 2010
It is too bad that Dr.Vladimir Janda is not among us anymore. He is a genius who brought us inside treating muscular skeletal problems. Fortunately, a set of amazing clinicians wrote a nice book to bring his ideas all together. The book is easy to read, has lots of pictures and, best of all, it is all evidence-based practice. For anybody who treats muscular skeletal problems, this book will be extremely helpful. If you apply his methods, you will get results.
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on May 16, 2010
Finally! A comprehensive review of Vladimir Janda's work from people who worked side by side with him during his amazing life and career. Up to this point, it has been a challenge to find written works from Janda. Now, we have it all in one incredible book, which we can use for direct therapeutic application as well as reference.
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on February 12, 2013
Vladimir Janda influenced generations of practitioners crossing many disciplines and continents. The books he wrote were influential and have created many schools of thought and practice around the world. This book is an evidence-based updating of the research supporting the Janda model of muscular imbalance, written by three physical therapists who worked with Janda. Janda and many other important researchers, including Panjabi, Goodheart, Travell & Simons, Lewit, Jull, Sahrmann, Bergmark, Hammer, Liebenson, Lund, Chaitow and DeLany, have all shown that muscles respond predictably to pain and/or injury. The importance of detecting these muscular imbalances cannot be over-emphasized, as they are the fundamental measurable characteristic of neurological disturbances. These researchers suggest that muscle imbalance is an essential component of neuromusculoskeletal system dysfunction. Yet this disorder of the muscle system is routinely ignored in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients.

The Janda Approach describes a full spectrum of muscle imbalance (with supportive research and excellent artwork and photography) from relatively common problems associated with aches and pain, including chronic low back and neck pain, to the more serious mechanical injuries to the brain and spinal cord. The final part of the book covers common clinical syndromes by region: cervical, upper extremity, lumbar and lower extremity. Many therapeutic options -- mostly involving exercise ("sensorimotor training") -- are offered in The Janda Approach.

Despite studying Janda's work for many years, there was much material in this book that I discovered for the first time. Highly recommended!

-- Dr. Scott Cuthbert, author of Applied Kinesiology Essentials: The Missing Link in Health Care (2013), Applied Kinesiology: Clinical Techniques for Lower Body Dysfunctions (2013).
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on June 8, 2013
I bought this book on the recommendation of a colleague who works in rehabilitation medicine. The book was very well written and provided evidence for the premises they put forth. It gives insight into the evaluation and treatment approaches of orthopedic conditions according to Janda and how this treatment approach has evolved over time. There are good illustrations and useful tests and measures to aid in the treatment of persons with orthopedic conditions. A very good resource for health care professionals.
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on May 29, 2015
A man ahead of his time, Vladmir Janda's teachings compiled into this wonderfully informative book. An incredibly interesting read for an amateur athlete interested in injury prevention.
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on May 7, 2011
This is a good textbook overall, though I expected more specific guidelines from Janda and more atypical muscle testing techniques than was given. I found this to be a good review but nothing so different from other textbooks.
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on September 25, 2015
Great book for anyone who works with body, I am a personal trainer and this book is really helpful.
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on May 15, 2013
Great resource for professionals who treat musculoskeletal conditions. Not one I can sit down and read for fun, but it is a great reference. Also cures insomnia.
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on May 23, 2015
Easy to read. Great translation into clinical practice.
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