Physical Rehabilitation in Arthritis

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Joan Marion Walker, Antoine Helewa
Saunders, 2004 - Medical - 414 pages
Updated and expanded to be even more comprehensive, this text explains how to manage various arthritic conditions. The information included in this book spans a wide range, assisting a reader in any kind of clinical or academic setting. The content is divided into seventeen well-organized chapters, and the author provides thorough evidence-based documentation and references when available.

  • The multidisciplinary approach makes this text relevant to all practitioners of physical rehabilitation: PT, OT, and Physical Medicine.
  • Includes patient-first terminology suggested in The Guide to Physical Therapy, intended to reinforce client-friendly language.
  • Proven evidence used to document this book will ensure accurate and safe client care.
  • Case studies teach the readers assessment and discharge based on real-life examples.
  • Discussions provide the resources practitioners need to communicate with clients about intimacy issues caused by arthritis.
  • Management algorithms guide the reader through the assessment and discharge process.
  • Text boxes make key points more memorable, helping students to study and practitioners to be quickly notified of procedures that will help clients.

  • The expanded glossary enables readers to quickly look up definitions for key terms.
  • New information on families of arthritis drugs allows practitioners to safely prescribe the latest drugs.
  • The up-to-date appendices include web sites and peer-reviewed journals, giving the reader access to the most current literature in this ever-changing field.

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Pathophysiology of Inflammation Repair 13 Health and Physical Fitness for the Client
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About the author (2004)

Barbara Stokes is a physical therapist who has more than 35 years of experience working in the field of arthritis. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Antoine Helewa is a professor emeritus at the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. His primary field of research and clinical interests are in rheumatology and epidemiology. He lives in London, Ontario.

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