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    This textbook is designed for both the postgraduate Manual Therapist and the undergraduate student in Manual Therapy. Designed to be extremely user friendly. Each mobilization, complete with large photo, is described with correct hand placements, direction of mobilizations, and most importantly, the purpose or indication for each technique. Each chapter provides information on kinesiology, arthrology, capsular patterns of restriction and common treatable pathologies.

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Arthrokinetics by Mike Dixon, RMT is all about movement. Learning how to move the joints in specific methods that help the patient gain better mobility and natural performance from a well adjusted body.

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Joint play the Right Way - Axial Skeleton

This book covers Joint play, Muscle energy techniques, direct and indirect techniques and stretching and more!

    ISBN
  • 13: 978-0-9781980-1-5
    10: 0-9718980-1-8

  • Author

    Mike Dixon, RMT

  • Features

    Full illustrations and photographs of manipulation techniques with complete description of mobilizations.

    Description

    This textbook book is designed for both the postgraduate Manual Therapist and the undergraduate student in Manual Therapy. This book covers joint play, muscle energy techniques, fascial techniques, direct and indirect techniques and active stretching, and more. 

    Designed to be extremely user friendly. Each mobilization, complete with large photo, is described with correct hand placements, direction of mobilization, and most importantly, the purpose or indication for each technique. Each chapter provides information on Kinesiology, arthrology, capsular pattern of restrictions, force coupling, and common conditions, dysfunctions and pathologies. 

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Joint play the Right Way - Peripheral Skeleton

This book covers kinesiology, arthrology, capsular patterns of restrictions and common treatable pathologies!

    ISBN
  • 13: 978-0-9781980-1-5
    10: 0-9718980-1-8

  • Author

    Mike Dixon, RMT

  • Features

    Full illustrations and photographs of manipulation techniques with complete description of mobilizations.

    Description

    This textbook is designed for both the postgraduate Manual Therapist and the undergraduate student in Manual Therapy.

    Designed to be extremely user friendly. Each mobilization, complete with large photo, is described with correct hand placements, direction of mobilizations, and most importantly, the purpose or indication for each technique. Each chapter provides information on kinesiology, arthrology, capsular patterns of restriction and common treatable pathologies.

$59.95 Buy Massage Therapy Textbook

Massage Therapy Posters featuring massage therapy hand placement, stabilization and mobilization techniques.

JOINT PLAY THE RIGHT WAY - Hip & Knee and Shoulder Mobilization posters.

  • Author

    Mike Dixon, RMT

  • Features

    THESE POSTERS CLEARLY DISPLAY THE PROPER HAND PLACEMENTS, STABILIZATIONS AND MOBILIZATIONS TO CORRECTLY SHOW YOUR PATIENT THE TREATMENT COURSE. ENDORSED BY THE MASSAGE THERAPIST ASSOCIATION OF BC. INDICATED BY THE LOGO AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH POSTER. Full illustrations and photographs of manipulation techniques with complete description of mobilizations.

    Description

    This set of two posters printed on high quality stock at a size of 24" x 36".  Each poster clearly displays the correct methods of hand placement, stabilizations and mobilization methods.  All mobilizations are clearly displayed with a color photograph with directional arrows and hand placement positions to ensure safe, effective massage therapy treatments.

    Perfect for every practitioner to hang on their clinic wall. A quick and easy reference for joint play mobilizations for the shoulder, hip and knee and for treating conditions llike Frozen Shoulder and hip pain or degenerative joint disease.


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About The Author

Mike Dixon rmt and Author

Mike is a twenty-nine year veteran of Massage Therapy. He is an educator, a published author, and an international presenter in massage therapy continuing education (Arthrokinetic Therapy). He was the senior practical advisor for the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. (WCCMT)
 Mike is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1986.
 He has been teaching at WCCMT since 1993 and has taught most courses in the practical
department. His specialty is in orthopedics assessment and treatments.
 Mike has trained over 2000 massage therapist and naturopathic doctors.
 He has developed specialty courses in continuing education for massage therapist and naturopaths
in the field of orthopedics and rehabilitation therapy called "Arthrokinetic Therapy".
 His latest achievement is the release of his new text book "Joint Play the Right Way for the Axial
Skeleton" 2006, which involve a multidimensional approach to treating the spine and Pelvis.

   Some of what we do:

  • Temporomandibular Treatment
  • Scapulothoracic Mobilizations
  • Laterl Glide of the Erectors
  • Fascial Rolling
  • Lumbar Mobilizations
  • Muscle Energy

Mission Statement 
We are an institution that is dedicated to educational excellence in the international field of manual therapy.
We provide a multidisciplinary, hands-on training approach to manual therapy so that the best outcome will be utilized. 
We support all health care practitioners in their quest for excellence.

`We are a small but very strong organization dedicated to providing the best educational services possible in the field of manual therapy."

REquest Information
  • Mike Dixon, RMT

To make an appointment with Mike please email at: info@arthrokinetic.com

A quick peek into the books

All of the things you will learn with these books cannot be explained in a short description. You will gain hundreds of pages of Pure Knowledge. Here's Just a Quick look at What you will find inside

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Read all of those great reviews

Our book is incredible - there is no doubt about it. Those who read it know it already. Read just some of the awesome reviews that are all over the web.

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Reviews: Joint Play the Right Way - Axial Skeleton

Our textbooks are incredible - there is no doubt about it. Those who use it know it already. Read just some of the awesome reviews.

  • In this book Mike covers the topic of joint play of the axial skeleton in an organized manner that is simple, yet thorough. Each page addresses a specific mobilization that is demonstrated with a clear photo and described completely, along with helpful suggestions.

    - Joeseph E. Muscolino DC, CT USA 
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  • What a fantastic resource for any therapist! The accompanying illustrations and conceptual format make utilization and application of the techniques simple and effective.

    - John Dang DC, BC Canada
  • Joint Play the Right Way For The Axial Skeleton is an easy to read, easy to follow, and very thorough comprehensive book for anyone who is interested in learning ways to better understand and apply corrective techniques for the axial skeleton. The pictures and instructions on how to apply corrective modalities have been very beneficial for me because of how straight forward and obvious they have been instructed. I will definitely be keeping this book readily available in my own practice as a quick and easy to follow reference.

    -  Emily Johnson, Student, RMT , WCCMT, BC, Canada 
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  • Massage therapists have certain treatment options at their disposal. Certainly, Western-based 'Swedish' massage strokes are at the center of these options. But other options that can increase the effectiveness of their treatment are also available. One of these treatment options is joint play. However, joint play is greatly underutilized. This is unfortunate because it is a powerful adjunctive technique that can be such an effective addition to our clients' treatment plans.

    Of Massage Therapy Course, anything that has the power to do good also has the power to do harm, if not performed and applied correctly. This is why Mike Dixon's book Joint Play the Right Way: Axial Skeleton is so valuable. In this book, Mike covers the topic of joint play of the axial skeleton in an organized manner that is simple, yet thorough. Each page addresses a specific mobilization that is demonstrated with a clear photo and described completely, along with 'helpful suggestions' for the most effective utilization by the therapist. In addition, the kinesiology of each region is given, the common pathologies of the region are addressed, and indications and contraindication are discussed, so that the therapist has a true understanding of the safe and effective application of the technique. Rounding this out, Mike has included Muscle Energy Technique (MET), stretching, and remedial exercises to create a multidimensional treatment approach for the therapist.

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  • Mike has utilized his many years in private practice as well as his many years of teaching experience to craft this book, Joint Play the Right Way: Axial Skeleton, as well as his first book, the companionJoint Play the Right Way: For the Peripheral Skeleton, to serve as in-class manuals or as reference Massage Therapy Textbooks. So, whether you are a student learning joint play for the first time, an instructor who needs the perfect manuals to use in the classroom to help your students accurately learn and master joint play, or a practicing massage therapist who needs an excellent refresher reference text that is quick and easy to use, I strongly recommend these books to you. Both of them are invaluable books that will not sit on your bookshelf, but will be used everyday in your study and practice.

     

    -  Foreword by:  Joseph E. Muscolino, DC,  Redding Connecticut 2007 
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  • Joint Play the Right Way For The Axial Skeleton is an easy to read, easy to follow, and very thorough comprehensive book for anyone who is interested in learning ways to better understand and apply corrective techniques for the axial skeleton. The pictures and instructions on how to apply corrective modalities have been very beneficial for me because of how straight forward and obvious they have been instructed. I will definitely be keeping this book readily available in my own practice as a quick and easy to follow reference.

    -  Emily Johnson, Student, RMT , WCCMT, BC, Canada 
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Reviews: Joint Play the Right Way - Peripheral Skeleton

Our textbooks are incredible - there is no doubt about it. Those who use it know it already.  Read just some of the awesome reviews.

  • I personally will be getting a lot of use out of my copy as I strive to integrate all that I was trained in.

    -  Joanne Hum, Registered Massage Therapist
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  • It looks awesome and great text descriptions," "Brief and to the point. I like it and would buy it. "This book is descriptive, concise and practical. I Manual Therapy.

    -  Joanna Linardis, Registered Massage Therapist
  • Highly recommend it for anyone pursuing a career in Massage Therapy.

    -  Dr.Branko Turic, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mike Dixon has had seventeen years of private practice and spent over ten years teaching orthopedics and treatment techniques and theory at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. This has given Mike a great deal of insight into the stumbling blocks encountered by students as they endeavor to master these skills.  Mike bears witness to many students' needs, weaknesses, and common mistakes. 

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  • A major impediment he found was the lack of a clear and concise textbook delineating the description of joint anatomy and function, common pathologies, and treatment. Mike set out to create such a book.

    The result is a practice guide for therapists laced with informative pictures displaying precise hand positioning, stance, and technique, and including useful pointers for commonly occurring difficulties that arise with each given maneuver.  The reader can quite simply see how the joint should work, what can go wrong, and go on to apply an appropriate treatment to increase its function.

    With his years of blended clinical and educational experience, Mike is able to determine the most efficient and necessary procedures and present them in a simple linear format.

    Mike has created an easily negotiated learning tool, which the practicing professional can also use as a ready reference for review of a procedure.

    -  Foreward by Dr. David Scotten 

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