Proprioception in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Defne Kaya, Baran Yosmaoglu, Mahmut Nedim Doral
Springer, Apr 3, 2018 - Medical - 188 pages
This book is a comprehensive guide to proprioceptive rehabilitation after orthopaedic and sports surgery. In addition, it equips readers with a thorough understanding of the neurophysiology and assessment of proprioception and clearly explains the relationships between surgical procedures, injuries, and anatomy and proprioception. Proprioception is still an unclear topic for most clinicians and scientists, and this is the first book specifically on proprioception in the context of orthopaedics and sports injuries, surgery, and rehabilitation. After an opening section describing key basic knowledge, individual chapters discuss proprioception after injuries and surgery to different parts of the body and explain the role of proprioceptive training in optimal rehabilitation. Among other topics addressed are proprioception after soft tissue regenerative treatment and the relation between osteoarthritis and proprioception. The book includes numerous descriptions of exercises, photographs, and tables documenting rehabilitation strategies. It will be of value for all students, clinicians, and academicians with an interest in the subject.

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Defne Kaya, PT, MSc, PhD, Associated Professor, is Head of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey. She was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University. Dr. Kaya graduated from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Hacettepe University in 1999 and in 2001 she completed her Master’s degree in Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the same university. Her subsequent career included periods working at the Centre for Rehabilitation Science, Manchester University, UK, and in 2008 she was awarded her doctorate for a thesis entitled “Muscle strength, functional endurance, coordination, and proprioception in patellofemoral pain syndrome”. Her current interests include the techniques of rehabilitation after Achilles tendon injury/surgery, anterior cruciate ligament injuries/surgery, and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Dr. Kaya is an editor of the book Proprioception: The Forgotten Sixth Sense, published by OMICS Group. She is on the editorial boards of the Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Muscle, Ligament, Tendon Journal.

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