Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury: A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury: A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

ISBN-10:
0443063532
ISBN-13:
9780443063534
Pub. Date:
10/25/2001
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences

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Overview

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury: A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

This practical guide is designed to help clinicians understand the workplace and lifestyle factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. It examines ergonomic causes as well as personal and psychosocial factors, in addition to discussing cumulative and chronic types of injury. Content demonstrates how the pathophysiological processes underlying an injury are key to effectively managing patients. Holistic, research-based management models incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches, including manual therapy, exercise, and ergonomic and psychosocial interventions, to treat the whole patient rather than the presenting symptoms. Extensive sections on low back pain and neck, shoulder, and upper limb pain evaluate the specific processes involved and the most effective methods of treatment.
• Presents a complete system of patient management that treats the injury, the patient with the injury, and the patient's environment.
• Examines the interface between ergonomics and manual therapy
• The book emphasises understanding the cause of the injury and how these create the symptom picture
• Addresses a major clinical problem area (chronic low back pain), which has high costs for the health systems and for employers
• Provides a long-term solution to the demands on the time of practitioners by encouraging them to look beyond the presenting patient to the factors in their lifestyle which have created the problem
• Topical - the problem of chronic back pain has become a major national crisis
• Relevant to a broad spectrum of practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443063534
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/25/2001
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. The injury process
The type of injury. Developing a management model. Understanding the symptoms. Understanding the physiology of the injury process. Ergonomic factors. Psychosocial aspects. Personal factors. Principles of treatment and management.

Section 2. Low back pain
Epidemiology of low back pain. Risk factors for low back pain. The type of injury. Complex low back pain. Management.

Section 3. Neck, shoulder and upper limb pain
Neck pain. Shoulder pain. Elbow, forearm and wrist pain. Nerve entrapments. Multiple tissue disorders. Management strategies for chronic injuries.

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