Complementary Therapies In Rehabilitation

Complementary Therapies In Rehabilitation

by Carol M. Davis
     
 

This book examines the recent paradigm shift taking place in rehabilitation. Carol M. Davis, EdD, PT takes a careful look at concepts such as therapeutic presence, holism, energy and the mind/body connection and how they can be used to enhance current rehabilitation practice. Dr. Davis and her contributors help to clarify the changes taking place regarding how health… See more details below

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This book examines the recent paradigm shift taking place in rehabilitation. Carol M. Davis, EdD, PT takes a careful look at concepts such as therapeutic presence, holism, energy and the mind/body connection and how they can be used to enhance current rehabilitation practice. Dr. Davis and her contributors help to clarify the changes taking place regarding how health and illness are viewed and the choices professionals are making in the treatment decisions for their patients. Traditional methods of treatment are being re-examined as more holistic approaches to healthcare offer alternative options. These complementary methods are introduced and described by experienced professionals who have successfully integrated these techniques into their practice. The book addresses the development of each method, its application and approaches, as well as providing examples for each. Developed for the student and the health professional, the book is invaluable in helping to bridge the gap between complementary and traditional medicine.

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Reviewer: Patricia Blagman, EdD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This new book begins by describing a theoretical framework for complementary therapies useful in rehabilitation. It provides descriptions, research, and case studies of a wide range of therapies,
Purpose: The purpose is to help legitimize treatment approaches that will complement traditional rehabilitation approaches, to encourage return to true healing to health care, and to encourage more research assuring safe, effective use of the therapies for patients.
Audience: This book is written for both professionals and lay people working with clients/family with chronic illness, need for rehabilitation, or desire to prevent illness or maintain wellness. The authors are physical therapists, both clinicians and academicians with extensive study and experience in the therapies they present.
Features: A few pertinent illustrations are included. References include major authors in each field and are current. The book is good looking and readable. In-depth discussion of each therapy includes sections on manual therapies, body-mind therapies, movement awareness, traditional Chinese medicine, and subtle energy manipulation.
Assessment: This delightful, very readable book is a helpful adjunct to anyone in the healing professions, but especially for those in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. The descriptions of each technique are quite thorough, although they are meant to introduce the reader to its usefulness, not teach how to do the procedure. The theoretical underpinnings of each therapy are followed by both research findings and anecdotal studies.
Reviewer: Patricia Blagman, EdD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This new book begins by describing a theoretical framework for complementary therapies useful in rehabilitation. It provides descriptions, research, and case studies of a wide range of therapies,
Purpose: The purpose is to help legitimize treatment approaches that will complement traditional rehabilitation approaches, to encourage return to true healing to health care, and to encourage more research assuring safe, effective use of the therapies for patients.
Audience: This book is written for both professionals and lay people working with clients/family with chronic illness, need for rehabilitation, or desire to prevent illness or maintain wellness. The authors are physical therapists, both clinicians and academicians with extensive study and experience in the therapies they present.
Features: A few pertinent illustrations are included. References include major authors in each field and are current. The book is good looking and readable. In-depth discussion of each therapy includes sections on manual therapies, body-mind therapies, movement awareness, traditional Chinese medicine, and subtle energy manipulation.
Assessment: This delightful, very readable book is a helpful adjunct to anyone in the healing professions, but especially for those in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. The descriptions of each technique are quite thorough, although they are meant to introduce the reader to its usefulness, not teach how to do the procedure. The theoretical underpinnings of each therapy are followed by both research findings and anecdotal studies.
Patricia Blagman
This new book begins by describing a theoretical framework for complementary therapies useful in rehabilitation. It provides descriptions, research, and case studies of a wide range of therapies, The purpose is to help legitimize treatment approaches that will complement traditional rehabilitation approaches, to encourage return to true healing to health care, and to encourage more research assuring safe, effective use of the therapies for patients. This book is written for both professionals and lay people working with clients/family with chronic illness, need for rehabilitation, or desire to prevent illness or maintain wellness. The authors are physical therapists, both clinicians and academicians with extensive study and experience in the therapies they present. A few pertinent illustrations are included. References include major authors in each field and are current. The book is good looking and readable. In-depth discussion of each therapy includes sections on manual therapies, body-mind therapies, movement awareness, traditional Chinese medicine, and subtle energy manipulation. This delightful, very readable book is a helpful adjunct to anyone in the healing professions, but especially for those in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. The descriptions of each technique are quite thorough, although they are meant to introduce the reader to its usefulness, not teach how to do the procedure. The theoretical underpinnings of each therapy are followed by both research findings and anecdotal studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556422812
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.79(d)

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