This booklet serves as a guide of basic principles of trunk stabilization and individual exercise positions for self-treatment according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). The DNS concept will help you train optimal trunk stabilization and muscle coordination, which is a fundamental aspect in rehabilitation of any musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. During rehabilitation or any athletic activities, proper trunk stabilization is the first step in prevention of overloading and protection of body during movement activities. Exercising in DNS positions allows for an ideal trunk stabilization with permanent analgesic effect.
Please download this booklet and view a sequence of photographs of DNS self-treatment positions with easy to understand instructions.
As Dr. Jordan Metzl says, "Exercise is medicine." Now he puts that philosophy--along with cutting-edge research and a motivational bedside manner--into a groundbreaking book delivering a head-to-toe list of maladies that affect quality of life for millions. He then offers the specific exercise prescriptions that will help fix them--from type 2 diabetes to depression, from arthritic joints to PMS, from addiction to sleep apnea.
The Exercise Cure received an amazing amount of publicity for its simple approach to weight loss and better health for everyone. The book offers an exhaustive (and exhausting) collection of fun, fat-torching, life-changing workouts that can be tailored to any fitness level.
"Doctors have long focused on the treatment of disease. Now we have a manual that highlights a means of prevention. As Dr. Metzl touts, exercise is one of the world's most effective medicines."
--Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent, CNN
Widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers, kinesiology tape provides incredible support while simultaneously stretching so your body can perform its normal range of motion. Now you can utilize this amazing material at home. Simply buy a roll at your local drugstore and follow the taping methods described in this book to reduce pain, rehab an injury and get back in the game.
Providing clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, the author shows how to tape the most common injuries and conditions anywhere on the body:
• Neck pain
• Frozen shoulder
• Bicep strain
• Tennis elbow
• Wrist sprain
• Tight IT band
• ACL/MCL sprains
• Achilles tendinitis
• Ankle sprain
• Plantar fasciitis
The book begins by defining the roles played by each of the key team members working with the life care planner. It provides planners with insights critical to successful interactions with medical and health-related professionals as well as the team members they are most likely to encounter as they work to build a successful and accurate life care plan. Next, the book offers up-to-date information on the disabilities most frequently encountered by the life care planner. The contributors also address issues typically left out of similar texts which have been made critical by Daubert v. Merrell Dow in the forensic setting — issues related to ethics, standards, research and credentials.Build a Client-Centered Life Care Plan
Includes the Updated Standards of Practice from the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP)
Supplies Valuable Step-by-Step Charts and Checklists
Completely Revised and Expanded with Five New Chapters
The three sections of the text describe the foundation for physical therapy practice in women’s health and the role of the physical therapist in gynecologic and obstetric care, respectively. Chapters have been updated, streamlined and reorganized, as well as expanded to reflect the evolution of this specialty practice. Chapters cover topics on women’s health care in physical therapy, anatomical considerations, maternal physiology, and postpartum care. There are also new chapters on special pregnancies (including high risk and women with chronic illness and disabilities), evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, and on the aging female’s needs.
Obstetric and Gynecological Care in Physical Therapy, Second Edition, can be used as an introduction to the field for students and clinicians unfamiliar with obstetric and gynecology practice, as well as a resource to initiate practice in the field for the experienced clinician. With a greatly expanded glossary, tables, illustrations, case studies, product information and resource appendix, and chapter self-assessment quizzes, Obstetric and Gynecologic Care in Physical Therapy, Second Edition is essential for all physical therapists involved with the evaluation and treatment of women.
This third edition includes more and better anatomy illustrations; over 850 illustrations, x-rays and MRIs are perfect as a quick reference guide, while the detailed descriptions and clinically relevant examples of frequently encountered conditions will help out even the most novice practitioner.
The chapter on basic science, the brief overview of anatomy, and the introductory remarks at the start of each chapter that provide a biomechanical overview of the region featured, all ensure Musculoskeletal Examination will help you gain the understanding necessary to make a correct diagnosis and determine a successful treatment plan for your patients.
Musculoskeletal Examination is ideal for physiotherapists, physiatrists, orthopedists, medical students, practitioners and all those involved in sports medicine and clinical massage.
Here, Dr. Mann, a nationally recognized hypertension specialist, identifies the drugs most likely to have side effects, and those that can be used in their place. He describes the shortcomings of some of the new drugs, while also introducing readers to some excellent old drugs that are woefully underused as a result of the publicity blitz surrounding the new, expensive ones. He emphasizes the importance of matching the medication and dosage to the individual who will be taking them, and presents the overlooked clues that can tell us who should be on which drug (even an excellent drug can be the wrong one if it is given to the wrong person or in the wrong dose). Hypertension and You is directed at the more than 50 million Americans (including a majority of people over the age of 60) who are taking blood pressure medication. Many patients suspect they might be on the wrong medication, but don’t know enough to be sure. This book shows how medications can be prescribed more wisely to achieve better results and gives patients the knowledge they need to capably discuss their medications with their health care providers.
Hypertension and You provides many ideas and approaches that will be new to readers, and also to many physicians, and which no other book offers. It’s the first book to make the case that something is terribly wrong with how doctors are prescribing drugs for this condition. It provides readers with better knowledge of the available medications, empowering them to work with their physician to get onto the medications that are right for them.
With a consistent presentation of each examination technique, this pocket-sized guide is both a tutorial for students and a reference for experienced practitioners. Each examination includes detailed photographs of models with labeled structures, and a standard format that covers:
What action the patient performsWhat action the examiner performsFindings that indicate a positive testWhat the positive test signifiesCovering a comprehensive collection of the conditions for which a patient would seek medical care, The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam features:
Small, discreet trim size, perfect for quick review prior to seeing a patientExtensive use of detailed photographs for each examA section on the American Spinal Cord Injury Association examination and classification protocolsAn illustrative tutorial on gait and postureA comprehensive table of clinically relevant muscles and their action, location for EMG/Botox needle placement and nerve/root innervationA quick reference guide to all of these conditions and proceduresThe 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam will aid in the evaluation of joint problems through physical exam maneuvers and will teach the detection of muscle weakness and the examination of peripheral nerves and reflexes. It is an essential means of quick reference for residents and clinicians in physiatry, neurology, pain medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, and family practice.
an integrated text and video combination,
Strap Taping for
Sports and Rehabilitation presents taping
techniques for use on all body areas in both physical therapy and modified
athletic training. This easy-to-use reference contains 50 strap taping
techniques with Leukotape that help support or control joint mobility and
provide greater stability than other methods of taping. Though the text focuses
on strap taping for physical therapy, it also includes a variety of
sport-related taping and other techniques used in orthopedic rehabilitation.
Many of these techniques can also be used or modified for use with neurological
and pediatric patients or clients.
Videos embedded directly within the enhanced e-book provide detailed
demonstrations of all tape applications. By referring to more than 200 photos
and illustrations with these video sequences, readers will experience a dynamic
and detailed presentation for learning strap taping techniques.
Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation follows a regional approach
in presenting appropriate techniques for injuries and other conditions for the
ankle and foot; the knee; the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic area; the
shoulder; and the elbow, wrist, and hand. The text includes a discussion of the
types of tape currently used in treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and
presents theories on effectiveness of taping. It also details taping
precautions, supplies, and guidelines for application so that readers can be
confident they are applying the appropriate taping methods to suit the needs of
their patients, clients, and athletes. In addition to an explanation of taping
techniques, the text includes
photos and illustrations of anatomical references and landmarks. Readers will
find reviews of functional range of motion, current evidence on the efficacy of
taping, screening tools used in determining the appropriate technique,
alternative bracing techniques, and case studies illustrating the benefits of
Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for
both students and professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and
athletic training seeking guidance in the proper selection and effective
application of strap taping techniques. With embedded video and full-color
photos, Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation offers readers a
dynamic way to learn and review a range of taping techniques used in treating
sport and orthopedic
Features of Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards Include Written in outline format for ease of use Comprehensive review of all topics covered on the Sports Medicine board examination Mirrors organization of the offi cial exam content outline material is weighted according to space allotted on the actual test Editors and authors are noted experts and teachers in the field of sports medicine and come from multiple specialties Includes numerous figures and tables to illustrate key points and enhance learning Recommended reading for further study Can be used for board preparation or as a concise clinical text"
This is a detailed and practical guide to botulinum neurotoxin therapy (BoNT) and the wide range of applications for neurological and pain disorders. A unique reference source for new injectors and experienced clinicians alike, this indispensable manual provides information on dose, dilution, and indications for all four FDA-approved toxins in one handy text.
Following a brief review of relevant pharmacology, the book provides product information and comparative distinctions between the four FDA-approved toxins (BotoxÆ, MyoblocÆ, XeominÆ, and DysportÆ), along with indications and doses for FDA-approved conditions, guidance techniques, and common and emerging clinical applications. The heart of the book is an injection manual, organized anatomically and by condition and covering all applications for medical treatment. For each condition or site, information is provided on typical muscle pattern or muscle groups involved, dosing guidelines and dilution for the applicable toxins, number of injection sites, and potential risks and benefits. Targeting techniques are organized in table format for quick retrieval. Anatomic illustrations and cross-sections are provided to orient injectors and help identify optimal insertion points. An appendix with useful clinical rating scales is also included.Key Features:Presents state-of-the-art information about current indications for all four FDA-approved botulinum neurotoxinsCompares and contrasts the four toxins along with common and emerging clinical applicationsProvides dosing guidelines for various indications and injection sites for each muscleIncludes anatomic drawings and cross-sections to illustrate muscle relationships and insertion pointsServes as a practical, portable, how-to guide for new and experienced clinicians
Key Features:Material is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCIChapters are concise, focused, and include key points, pearls, and pitfallsAn Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters, giving readers a meaningful distillation of each publication referenced Each editor is a world-renowned expert in one of these core disciplines involved in the management of SCI patients: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal cord science, and rehabilitative medicine
This is a must-have guide that all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury patients should have on their bookshelf.
Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings.All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Referencetitles offer:Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quicklyConcise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topicsFast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practiceHands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapiesMulti-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed
A tabular formatprovides quick access to test reliability and diagnostic utility, study quality, anatomy and biomechanics, and summary recommendations for applying evidence in practice.
Quality ratings for 269 studies, investigating a test’s reliability using the 11-item Quality Appraisal of Diagnostic Reliability Checklist.
Evidence-based approachhelps you focus on the effectiveness of the clinical tests available and review recent studies quickly to determine which test will best predict a specific diagnosis. 84 new studies, 34 new photos and 25 new videos on Student Consult.
QAREL(Quality Appraisal for Reliability Studies) checklists included for each reliability study.
The first book to present a comprehensive team approach to rehabilitation of ABI survivors, Acquired Brain Injury gives medical and clinical specialists a deeper understanding of not only each other’s roles, but also their complementary functions.
-The medical management of ABI—neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry—and the medical specialties involved—neuropsychiatry, neurourology and neurooptometry
-In-depth discussion of the roles of occupational, speech-language, and balance rehabilitation
-Separate chapters on nursing, neuropsychology, and case management
-Behavioral and emotional challenges common to individuals with ABI
-The importance of addressing family needs
-Case examples throughout illustrating a wide range of injuries, symptoms, and stages of recovery
Based on the editors’ combined experience of more than 40 years in the neuro-rehabilitation field, this comprehensive volume clarifies rehabilitation goals and processes for the physician, rehab specialist, the advanced student, and patients’ advocates. With ABI so prevalent—roughly 1.5 million new cases per year—this book couldn’t be more timely.
Appealing to a broad audience encompassing professionals, athletes, coaches, and students, "Recovery for Performance in Sport" provides a scientific base of information as well as specific elements that allow for practical application in the real world. More than 30 international professionals contributed to chapter content, including case studies of international athletes and coaches. These case studies complement the scientific explanations by bringing additional context to the discussion of safe recovery modalities and how to apply those concepts to specific sports. Cutting-edge research and techniques allow readers to maximize the recovery of their athletes by learning from the proven strategies of international experts.
"Recovery for Performance in Sport" is divided into four parts, each presenting scientific knowledge, practical applications, and related case studies. The first two parts focus on the physiology of optimal training, how to prevent overtraining, and how to peak for optimal performance. Part III is a discussion of current recovery modalities along with strategies for optimizing recovery through the combination of modalities. Focusing on recovery at the muscular level, this part discusses nutrition strategies, electrostimulation, compression, massage, and immersion procedures, among others.
Part IV of the text considers situations that offer unique variables to consider when choosing recovery techniques. Differences between men and women in postexercise recovery are detailed along with a current discussion of thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and heat stress. Consideration is also given to the interventions used to alleviate thermal strain and the limitations of various recovery strategies after exercise in the heat. The physiological responses to altitude exposure and its impact on performance and various factors related to recovery are also discussed along with practical recommendations to facilitate altitude adaptation and recovery.
Recovery is one of the least understood and most under-researched components of the exercise-adaptation cycle. Yet, the importance of the recovery period cannot be overstated considering that athletes spend more time in recovery than in active training and that many adaptations to training take place during the recovery period. The current knowledge and applied information featured in "Recovery for Performance in Sport" will assist readers in improving the recovery process to help athletes achieve easier adaptation to training loads, lower their risk of overload and injury, and ultimately improve athletic performance.
In her six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Adele Levine rehabilitated soldiers admitted in worse and worse shape. As body armor and advanced trauma care helped save the lives—if not the limbs—of American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Walter Reed quickly became the world leader in amputee rehabilitation. But no matter the injury, physical therapy began the moment the soldiers emerged from surgery.
Days at Walter Reed were intense, chaotic, consuming, and heartbreaking, but they were also filled with camaraderie and humor. Working in a glassed-in fishbowl gymnasium, Levine, her colleagues, and their combat-injured patients were on display at every moment to tour groups, politicians, and celebrities. Some would shudder openly at the sight—but inside the glass and out of earshot, the PTs and the patients cracked jokes, played pranks, and compared stumps.
With dazzling storytelling, Run, Don’t Walk introduces a motley array of oddball characters including: Jim, a retired lieutenant-colonel who stays up late at night baking cake after cake, and the militant dietitian who is always after him; a surgeon who only speaks in farm analogies; a therapy dog gone rogue; —and Levine’s toughest patient, the wild, defiant Cosmo, who comes in with one leg amputated and his other leg shattered.
Entertaining, engrossing, and ultimately inspiring, Run, Don’t Walk is a fascinating look into a hidden world.
Beginning with a clear definition of the disorder, opening chapters categorize this neurologic disease as one of the broader category of movement disorders, and differentiate it from other conditions with which it is often confused. The authors then present a stepwise introduction to the relevant anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and neck. They draw on the experiences of their patients to build a progressive depiction of the experiences an individual might have as he or she goes through the initial onset of symptoms, progression of the disorder, seeking medical care, diagnosis, treatment, and subsequent outcome. Personal vignettes from the experiences of selected patients are provided where they illustrate particular points in the discussion.
Subsequent chapters discuss various modes of treatment for spasmodic torticollis. Prior to the mid-1980?s, there were no specific treatments for this disorder. Nearly all treatment consisted of using oral medications that were primarily intended for other medical conditions. Since most of these medications are still in use, and a few new ones have been added, a chapter is devoted to detailing them and discussing the general principles of medication therapy. During the past decade, chemodenervation using botulinum toxin has become the primary and most effective treatment for spasmodic torticollis. For those few patients who require surgery, a description is provided of the neurosurgical techniques developed during the last twenty years specifically for its treatment.
The final chapter is a manual of therapeutic rehabilitation exercises designed to alleviate the symptoms of spasmodic torticollis. These exercises can be performed by most patients with no assistance and a bare minimum of equipment. Since each person?s case of spasmodic torticollis is different, only certain of the exercises may be appropriate for any given individual. They should be undertaken only after discussion with your physician. These exercises are accompanied by detailed illustrations that emphasize the particular muscles relevant to each posture or movement.
About the Authors: Dr. Pathak is a neurologist with a special interest in the neurologic rehabilitation of movement disorders, especially spasmodic torticollis. Dr. Frei is a neurologist specialized in the field of neurogenetics, and has conducted clinical trials on a number of movement disorders, including spasmodic torticollis. Dr. Truong is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist. He has conducted active research in the management of movement disorders, including spasmodic torticollus. He was one of the pioneers in the use of botulinum toxin to manage this condition, and has lectured worldwide on the management of movement disorders.
[This eBook does NOT come with pincode access to StudentConsult.com. All content is included within the ebook file. Only purchases of the printed version of this book include a pincode for online access.]Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Quickly review key information with a concise, user-friendly format that is organized and color-coded to be in-line with Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition. View direct, at-a-glance comparisons between idealized anatomic illustrations and real-life medicine with side-by-side radiology examples of normal anatomy and common variants with corresponding anatomy illustrations.Improve upon your knowledge with a brief background in basic radiology, including reconstructions and a list of common abbreviations for the images presented.Broaden your visual comprehension with the help of 30 brand-new ultrasound images.
The McLean Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine is the outgrowth of a course developed at the Kessler Institute in 2004 by a group of residents led by the late Jim McLean. The course was initiated to further the understanding of electrodiagnostic fundamentals and provide hands-on practice for residents. Today the course has been adopted as part of the official curriculum at the Kessler Institute, is taught each spring at the Annual AAP meeting, and is on the curriculum of several other major institutions.
Features of The McLean Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine include: A step-by-step guide for the novice electrodiagnostician presented as a readily implemented course Emphasis on skills and concepts required for success in beginning a clinical rotation Formatted multi-layered didactic approach facilitates independent learning Clear, easy to understand tables and photos illustrate each set-up and study Practical exam and quizzes provide measures for self-assessment and course effectiveness
This practical pocket handbook will serve as a quick reference guide for new practitioners or trainees in the field of spinal intervention. Following an overview of spinal anatomy and imaging, the book provides a working introduction to procedural spine care with concise descriptions of image-guided spinal injections by region, along with illustrations that identify optimal needle placement and contrast flow patterns for commonly given spinal injections.
The authors focus on the basics-- C-arm positioning, needle selection, injectables, complications and side effects, and describe detailed protocols and procedures for treating common spine pathologies. Each chapter concludes with a curated list of references for additional information, and the appendix includes sample dictation templates to help with documentation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and provides quick access to each procedure. Bullet points and key clinical pearls accompanying each type of injection further enhance its value as an on-the-go reference and clinical roadmap for beginning interventionalists.
Key Features of Pocket Handbook of Spinal Injections:Describes requisite techniques in image-guided spinal injections in a concise, easily accessible format Organized consistently and pocket-sized for convenient, quick reference Features bullet points and key clinical pearls for each procedure Includes images of ideal needle placement and contrast flow patterns for each injection Highlights sample procedure dictation templates for quick reference
Heidi Cave is a well-respected advocate for burn survivors and amputees, and serves on a board of advisors for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund’s efforts to build a research laboratory and treatment center in Vancouver.
Are you overwhelmed by the vast amount of anti-aging products out there?
You've probably heard the phrase, "He's his own worst enemy," and this can be true for so many things... So in talking about your skin and its health and appearance, keep in mind that something can be an enemy simply if it's in opposition to your goals for your skin.
It might seem a bit odd to talk about goals for your skin and its health and appearance, but most people who want smooth skin need to make that a goal of theirs. Some people are just naturally blessed with all the elements that make beautiful skin, and God bless them, but typically the rest of us need to actually work at having good skin if that's what we want. They say that forewarned is forearmed, so if you can understand some of the biggest or most common enemies to achieving your goal of beautiful, smooth skin, you will be better prepared to face and combat those enemies.
As you all know, our skin is the obvious appearance of who or what we are, or perhaps would like to be. However, it is more than just a simple mask. It is the largest organ of our body, which is a complex and highly dynamic system that plays a very crucial role to our general well-being. Our skin even sometimes reflects our health as well. It's our body's canvas and one of its most valuable assets.
Knowing how important our skin is, we should do something great for it. Perhaps starting a healthy habit is the most important move to take as this helps our valued possession from outer and inner sources.
Note that it's the only skin we have, so it's worth protecting.
Let's accept the fact: many of us are skin conscious. As much as possible, we wanted to have a fresh, good looking skin. However, many of us fail to recognize that simple steps are the best way to attain it.
We just tend to ignore what is actually right or wrong for our skin. We tend to buy some beauty products that actually worsen whatever skin imperfections we have. So, now is the time for change. We must do something to beat all those bothersome skin conditions we have.
Kristy has been promoting the same quote as in her diet books " You are what You eat " and that's even more true when it come to skin care The struggle to upkeep with her anti- aging slogan , may best be fought from the inside out, maintaining a good diet that work to keep your body healthy and young , keeping away free radical that may cause you wrinkles and dull skin
Find out what are her secrets to anti-aging ..
Essentials of Regional Anesthesia covers all anatomical regions as well as the unique considerations in patients with chronic pain, obstetric patients, pediatric patients, and patients treated in the outpatient setting. A common chapter format makes it easy to find information quickly, and extensive illustrations enhance the text.
Stay current with Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, and stay ahead with these helpful features:
• Ultrasound incorporated into each block
• Extremely practical focus
• More than 400 Q & As to test knowledge
• Authored by regional anesthesia fellowship directors and fellows
• Clinical pearls and guidance on complications
• Concise, clinically oriented review of relevant basic science
• Common chapter format for ease of use
• Well illustrated with 350 figures, nearly 200 in color
Mentally, she is an anxious wreck and physically she is in pieces. Yet she is terrified of who she will become without her vices. She has to do something, though, and her choices are get help or die. She leaves London and admits herself to a residential rehab centre for three months.
In Unhooked, reformed addict Clare Gee draws on her own experiences of cocaine addiction, alcoholism and prostitution in telling a moving story of a young woman battling through hell to create a sober life for herself. There are threats of expulsion from rehab and relapses, but through dedication and honesty, Katie begins the long journey to becoming clean and finding peace of mind.
• instruction in the physiology of the human visual system and methods of measuring visual ability;
• explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering principles;
• sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching;
• contributions by authors of international repute from divers fields which co-operate under the banner of assistive technology, among them: artificial vision systems; psychology, haptics, electrical engineering, design and visual physiology.
Assistive Technology for Vision-impaired and Blind People is an an effective means of maintaining the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers working to provide devices and/or services for people with sight loss and an excellent source of reference for students working in assistive technology and rehabilitation.
In Wheelchair Warrior, Juette reconstructs the defining moments of his life with the assistance of sociologist Ronald Berger. His poignant memoir is bracketed by Berger’s thoughtful introduction and conclusion, which places this narrative of race, class, masculinity and identity into proper sociological context, showing how larger social structural forces defined his experiences. While Juette’s story never gives into despair, it does challenge the idea of the “supercrip.”
What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come.
--from the foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC
Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Michigan State University
This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs. Score: 94 - 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews
What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities.
Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities.Key Features:
Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including dos and don'ts Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult"
New for this edition: new fully-color textbook design for more user-friendly learning experience; fully revised introductory chapter on the PNF basics, now including discussion and demonstration of ICF and Motor Learning aspects in detailed case study; throughout chapters, new additional case studies that help visualize the application of PNF techniques in promoting the patients’ everyday–life motor skills on activity and participation levels.
Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition brings together up-to-date information on state-of-the–art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities form disciplines of gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology and radiology through contributions of 28 innovators, and master clinicians for the benefit of patients and providers alike. It concisely organizes the wealth of knowledge that exists in each of the contributing disciplines into one comprehensive information platform.Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition provides a one-stop destination for members of all specialties to obtain state-of-the-knowledge information on advanced diagnostic modalities and management. It is an essential reference for all deglutologists.
The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment.
NEW FOR THIS EDITION
* Two new chapters – Wound Care and Bereavement – provide valuable additions to the text
* The chapter ‘Aromas, Mind and Body’ has been enhanced
* Several new essential oils – giving properties, indications and cautions – have been added
* New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described
* References have been updated and new research added
The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.
While some books focus on “the female athlete” as a discrete category, this book discusses how the many physical stresses of athletics affect both sexes based on the inherent biological differences. The goal is to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the latest research and practice in sports medicine as it applies to all patients. As the field of sports medicine has grown exponentially over the last few decades, this book will serve as an essential resource for physicians, trainers, coaches, and anyone involved in athletics and medicine.
Provides an evidence-based review of how sex differences affect the risk of injury, presentation, and clinical course of sports-related injuries
Anatomically based chapters highlight differences in static structures, dynamic movement, and pathology between the sexes
Authors summarize key differences at the end of each chapter
Includes special chapters on running and throwing, sports cardiology, sports pulmonology, nutrition, and unique athlete populations
The editors have built Advances in Exercise Therapy Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about ZZZAdditional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Exercise Therapy Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility.