Integrative Orthopedics: Third Edition with New Information on Laboratory Interpretation, Migraine Headaches, Iron Overload, and Fibromyalgia

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Alex Vasquez DC ND DO FACN is Director of Programs for the International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, described at The founding Program Director of the world's first fully-accredited university-based graduate program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Dr Alex Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez is the author of many textbooks, including Integrative Orthopedics (2004-2012) Integrative Rheumatology (2006-2014), Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (CME monograph 2008), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012), Fibromyalgia in a Nutshell (2012), Selected Topics in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (2013), and Mitochondrial Nutrition and Mitochondrial Medicine for Primary Care Conditions (2014). "DrV" has also written more than 100 letters and articles for professional magazines and medical journals such as, British Medical Journal (BMJ), Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Nutritional Perspectives, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Original Internist, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Primary Care, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez lectures nationally and internationally to healthcare professionals and consults with patients worldwide. Dr Vasquez is the Founding Editor of International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine ( and the Conference Director for The International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine ( A description of Dr Vasquez's other projects, books, audios, and videos is updated at his website with patient consultation information located at DrV's books are available on with videos at and

Integrative Orthopedics: Third Edition with New Information on Laboratory Interpretation, Migraine Headaches, Iron Overload, and Fibromyalgia

Authored by Dr Alex Vasquez

Integrative Orthopedics Third Edition is a clinically-oriented textbook that introduces and reviews concepts in the assessment and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Since approximately 1 of every 7 (14% of total) visits to a primary healthcare provider is for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction, every physician needs to have 1) knowledge of important concepts related to musculoskeletal medicine, 2) the ability to recognize urgent and emergency conditions, 3) the ability to competently perform orthopedic examination procedures, and 4) the knowledge and ability to design and implement effective treatment plans.
Students at chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic, and allopathic medical colleges will find Integrative Orthopedics to provide a needed blend of concepts as well as the practical "how to" information on patient management that is often neglected in other textbooks or which can only be obtained after years of clinical experience. This book will help you synthesize your courses in physical examination, manipulation, physiotherapy, nutrition, botanical medicine, neurology and therapeutic exercise into a cohesive set of skills that enables you to effectively help your patients overcome their musculoskeletal problems while you simultaneously promote optimal health-wellness-by looking at the bigger picture of their overall health rather than simply focusing on "the problem." Integrative Orthopedics provides the information and the citations to the research literature that you need in order to feel confident about your new skills and the new responsibilities that you will face as a licensed healthcare provider. You will also be able to test your own knowledge and comprehension of the material by taking the "final examination" that covers the basic material and the core competencies that every doctor should know when working with patients with musculoskeletal problems.
Physicians and students of all professions will find that Integrative Orthopedics offers the opportunity to review and refresh their knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine and to fill in some of the empty spaces where information has either been forgotten or may not have ever been taught. If your formal education did not provide training in topics such as proprioceptive retraining, interventional nutrition, post-isometric stretching, or botanical medicines, then certainly you will benefit even more from reading Integrative Orthopedics. Combining Integrative Orthopedics with Integrative Rheumatology will give you a clinical advantage and the research justification to help treat your patients in the most natural, safe, and holistic means possible.

Publication Date:
Jan 01 2012
1466390360 / 9781466390362
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Medical / Orthopedics

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