Ritically discuss the literature for treating spinal dysfunction using the Maitland and Mulligan treatment approaches

MARKING SHEET :Introduction points 20
A clear outline of how the title is to be approached. Definitions of manual therapy and vertebral dysfunction

Discussion points 60
Main physiological effects of manual therapy identified and analysed with regard to Maitland and Mulligan. Methods adopted for addressing spinal dysfunction given discursive argument (as outlined above). Well-balanced critical discussions with regard to their evidence base. The use of contemporary articles in the subject area to support arguments. A logical flow to discussion points.

Conclusion points 10
A cohesive overview of the evidence base of the use of manual therapy, where are the gaps in research, suggestions for future work.

Writing style/structure points 10
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, appropriate paragraphs, structure and flow, no colloquialisms, use of appropriate referencing in text and correct referencing method, appropriate layout (word count 1,200, double line spaced, module code, I.D. and word count [on cover sheet])

Info:Literature Review

Critically discuss the literature for treating spinal dysfunction using the Maitland and Mulligan treatment approaches.

In your answer the following should be included:

A BRIEF outline of M and M approach to treatment (intro).
Critical review of articles about the M and M treatment approaches, how do they address spinal dysfunction? What are the types of spinal dysfunction that M and M can treat?
You may wish to focus on one area of the spine (e.g. lumbar) or you can overview all of it. Ensure you are able to have enough literature to critique (circa 20-30 articles).

A typical review should be structured accordingly:

a? Front cover sheet (details below)
a? Intro (introduce the topic area and engage the reader in what you are going to do, how you are going to approach the title)
a? Discussion (probably best to subcategorise with subheadings e.g. Maitland, Mulligan, cervical dysfunction, etc.)
a? Conclusion (an overview of your piece, gaps in research, future ideas for research)

If you look at the coursework mark criteria you can see exactly what I will be marking toa¦so make sure I can see you have done everything!

A good literature review will be discursive NOT descriptive; do not just report what people find, be analytical and question how good things are. Read the article with a cynical approach, if you read something that said the sky was brown would you just accept it? So why accept that Mulligan is right that there is such a thing as positional faults?

Your work should be word-processed using Arial or Times new Roman font size 12, and double line spaced with left-hand margins. The Harvard method of referencing should be used. Your work should be securely bound with a staple so that it can be read without removing the binding.

The word limit is 1200. The word count for your work should be stated on the front sheet with module code and student identification number (no name!). Words that exceed this limit will not be read or marked and therefore will subtract from your final mark.

This is a literary piece of work so you should organise your material to present your point of view that is critically discussed and supported using evidence from research.
Avoid colloquialisms, and keep in a scientific style of writing. Prepare your work early enough so that you can check it several times for spelling, grammar and sense (make use of the draft hand-ins)! One last pointa¦do not, under any circumstances, ever put a?Ia in your work! Third person ONLY!

You should show a good understanding of both philosophies of mobilisation, however, a regurgitation of the philosophies is not required. Keep focussed on the question and use the research literature to develop your argument.