Author: Jan Mehrholz
Clinical evidence clearly demonstrates that physical therapeutic measures begun as soon as possible after a stroke, often within 24 to 48 hours, greatly increase everyday competence and quality of life. Physical Therapy for the Stroke Patient: Early Stage Rehabilitation covers all the issues that physical therapists must deal with in this critical period: assessment of patients abilities; care during the acute phase; early mobilization; effects of medication; risk factors; ethical questions; and much more. It provides complete guidelines on how to examine and treat the patient, the dosage of physical therapy required, and the key differences between early and late stage rehabilitation after stroke. Special Features Information-packed chapter on Optimizing Functional Motor Recovery after Stroke, written by J. Carr and R. Shepherd, pioneers in the field and the first to correlate motor learning and stroke recovery Case studies throughout the book offering direct, hands-on examples of evaluation and treatment methods Nearly 150 color photographs demonstrating step-by-step physical therapy techniques used in actual practice Hundreds of references to the literature that support the evidence-based approach presented in the book For all physical and occupational therapists who must answer the question, How much therapy will help my patient?, this book provides clear, well-informed answers. Not only will it increase your therapeutic skills and confidence, but it will also expand your knowledge of the medical issues and long-term outcomes for the post-stroke patients in your care.
Author: Michael McCann
Publisher: Pneuma Life Pub
In his new book, America's foremost naturopathic doctor, Dr. Michael McCann, offers a nutritional model that has not been fully pursued by the medical community. Alternative Therapies for HIV/AIDS offers ideas that have proven effective with some people suffering from HIV and/or AIDS. Dr. McCann's book does not purport to provide a cure, but it provides hope toward enhancing quality of life and extending lives.
Author: Doris Broetz, Michael Weller
Patients with pain emanating from their spines represent some of the most frequent and challenging cases for physical therapists. Here is a comprehensive and practical introduction to the management of back pain and restricted spinal function caused by intervertebral disk damage. The authors provide evidence-based, clinically oriented strategies for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of disk injury in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spinal regions. The text gives an overview of research studies on the effects of physical therapy on back pain, step-by-step guidance on examination and conservative and postoperative physical therapy procedures, and detailed discussion of rehabilitation and prevention of further disk damage. Key Features: Extensive coverage of examination, from patient history to tests for assessing spinal movement to nerve conduction Precise instructions and useful pointers on treatment methods aid in daily practice Chapter on basic principles of anatomy, physiology, and epidemiology offer foundational knowledge Crucial information on approaches for rehabilitation and injury prevention, including strengthening, coordination exercises, and conditioning Case studies present clinical examples that guide the reader through the full course of therapy 70 clear line drawings illustrate how to maintain correct posture; avoid poor posture; and protect and train muscles, nerves, and joints Physical Therapy for Intervertebral Disk Disease is a complete guide to the diagnosis and physiotherapeutic treatment of problems resulting from intervertebral disk damage. Practitioners and students of physical therapy, rehabilitation medicine, and occupational therapy will read this book cover to cover and refer to it regularly when working to relieve back pain and restore full capacity in their patients.
Author: Irene Spirgi-Gantert, Markus Oehl
Anleitung zu einem umfassenden Übungsprogramm, das auf den therapeutischen Beobachtungs- und Behandlungsprinzipien des Grundlagenbuchs "FBL: Bewegung lehren und lernen" aufbaut. Erprobte Übungen für den Patientenbeschwerden angepasstes Training aller Körperregionen bei funktionellen Störungen oder Beeinträchtigungen des Bewegungssystems. Konkrete Hinweise zu Patientenschulung, Analyse und individueller Korrektur von Haltung und Bewegung. Neu in der 5. Auflage: großzügiges Format, Layout. Übungsnamen und -anleitungen in gebräuchlicher Physiotherapie-Fachsprache übertragen. Jetzt mit DVD: Viele Übungen in "bewegten Bildern" als Videosequenzen!
Author: Ann Frederick, Chris Frederick
Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited
Fascial Stretch Therapy describes and explains a unique system of manual therapy, which has proved to be highlyl successful in the treatment of common neuromyofascial imbalances, disorders and dysfunctions. First developed by the authors in the early 1990s, the method is now recognized for restoring and maintaining healthy neurological, musculoskeletal and fascial systems.
Author: Schoenfeld, Brad
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy provides strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and instructors with a definitive resource for information regarding muscle hypertrophy.
Author: Freddy M. Kaltenborn, Olaf (COL) Evjenth, Traudi Baldauf (COL) Kaltenborn, Dennis (COL) Morgan, Eileen (COL) Vollowitz
Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Produ
The Extremities by Freddy Kaltenborn presents basic extremity joint evaluation and mobilization techniques designed to fulfill the manual therapy requirement in physical therapy curriculum. The updated 7th edition features 190 color photographs and an all-new companion DVD. Illustrated, Softcover, 320 pages. The Extremities Textbook: * OMT theory, history * Fundamentals of non-thrust mobilization techniques for pain relief, hypomobility and joint testing * Grades of translatoric movement * Emphasis on underlying biomechanics, functional anatomy * Basic and alternate grips * Use of wedges, fixation straps and mobilization straps for ergonomic positioning and longer duration mobilizations The Extremities DVD: * Over 150 short video clips - the perfect accompaniment for visual learning outside of class * Techniques demonstrated by Freddy Kaltenborn * DVD does not include audio For over 50 years, Kaltenborn's classic handbooks on Manual Mobilization of the Joints have introduced thousands of clinicians and students worldwide to the practical foundations of joint mobilization.