Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists: A Theoretical and Clinical Exploration / Edition 1

Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists: A Theoretical and Clinical Exploration / Edition 1

by Robert A. Charman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750640790

ISBN-13: 9780750640794

Pub. Date: 05/09/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

A research-based, practical and clinically-relevant introduction to the use of complementary therapies in physical therapy. Written by physical therapists for physical therapists, each author writes with reference to their own clinical experience.

Overview

A research-based, practical and clinically-relevant introduction to the use of complementary therapies in physical therapy. Written by physical therapists for physical therapists, each author writes with reference to their own clinical experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750640794
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/09/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; PART I - NEW SCIENCE AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS: Energy medicine - the new paradigm; A guide to assessment and diagnosis in naturopathic medicine; PART II - HEALING BY INTENTION: Healing by intention - a research-based overview; The Chakra energy system; Spiritual healing; Therapeutic touch; Distant healing; Healing touch therapies for animals; PART III - BODYWORK THERAPIES: Acupuncture and related therapies; Craniosacral therapy; The Feldenkrais Method; Prenatal therapy, Metamorphosis and the Metamorphic Technique; Myofascial release - morphological change in the connective tissue; Reflextherapy; Shiatsu with physiotherapy - an integrative approach; PART IV - MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Stress counselling - a practical overview; Qigong and Taichi in physical therapy; Aromatherapy; Flower essences; ElectroCrystal therapy; Using the sensory environment as therapy; PART V - IN THE BEGINNING AND AT THE END: Complementary therapies for mother and baby; Holistic care for the dying, the bereaved and their carers; Appendix: A short guide to organizations; Index.
Internet Contents: Bioenergetic profiling; Reiki healing; Applied Kinesiology; The Bowen technique; Polarity therapy; Zero Balancing for physiotherapists; Emotional therapy; The use of Process Work within physiotherapy; AuraSoma Therapy; Dowsing for health; The placebo phenomenon.

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