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From The CriticsReviewer: Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This book offers an overview of select CAM therapies useful in rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine. Topics are discussed for their efficacy in prevention, wellness, and therapy.
Purpose: Implicit is the author's aim to present CAM therapies that are useful and appropriate for patients with physical rehabilitation problems and to review CAM therapies that are manual therapies or have components of manual therapies.
Audience: The book is primarily intended for physical therapists and is appropriate for students and practitioners in the field.
Features: Body, mind/body, and energy therapies are discussed within the context of manual therapies. A variety of massage techniques including craniosacral therapy, complete decongestive therapy, myofascial release; mind/body techniques, such as t'ai Chi, biofeedback, yoga; and energy techniques such as reiki, Qi gong, therapeutic touch, and magnets are included. Evidenced-based practice is emphasized. Each chapter also presents case examples, and in some cases training, accreditation, and regulatory issues are discussed.
Assessment: This second edition with updated evidence/research could be an essential book for manual therapists.