Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: Holistic Approaches for Prevention and Wellness
Carol M. Davis
Slack Incorporated, Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 296 pages
Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: Holistic Approaches for Prevention and Wellness was written and developed by therapists with various backgrounds who offer insightful descriptions and applications of certain alternative therapies. Each of the chapters provides you with the author's experience and expertise for an individual approach to help you better understand the background, benefit, and method used. This book will help explain the differences and benefits of these alternative therapies vs. traditional medical interventions. It gives you the essential background and historical development of these approaches to better understand their emerging value. As more and more therapists and their patients explore the possibilities of complementary medicine, Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation opens the door to explaining the impact of these concepts. Examples of approaches described include; Tai Chi, Myofascial Therapy, Yoga, and Rolfing. Each chapter offers a basic description and how they are employed into practice by the author as complementary to traditional therapy. Carol Davis, EdD, PT has invited several experts to provide to you, in their own words, the value and impact these approaches have on their patients. This text will focus on the importance of therapeutic presence, including wholism, energy and the mind/body connection and how these concepts can be used to enhance current rehabilitation practice such as exercise, mobilization, prevention, and the use of physical agents. A primary goal of this book is to help you become more familiar with these approaches, and recognize their therapeutic value for the patient.
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