- A practical handbook that summarizes the management of common symptoms and disorders for the whole rehabilitation team
- Outlines the principles of rehabilitation medicine to improve understanding of the benefits that can follow an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme
- Includes evidence-based guidelines for rehabilitation to help the reader assess the efficacy of rehabilitation medicine
- Includes further reading and website recommendations
- Fully revised to appeal to the entire rehabilitation team
New to this edition
- Includes expanded further reading sections, and more recommended websites
- Fully revised to appeal to all those involved in rehabilitation
- New chapter on musculoskeletal pain in common rheumatological conditions
Rehabilitation medicine is a new and growing specialty. Rehabilitation services are now available in most UK hospitals and rehabilitation has an increasing presence in the community. There is a strong evidence base for the efficacy of rehabilitation and there is no doubt that an active interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme produces real functional benefits for the person with disabilities and their family.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Rehabilitation second edition, outlines the basic principles of rehabilitation and the key factors that are required for a high quality rehabilitation service. The increasingly important area of technical aids and assistive technology is covered, as well as physical problems. The book outlines the management of cognitive, behavioural and emotional problems and the rehabilitation needs of people with specific disorders. A new chapter on musculoskeletal pain in common rheumatological conditions has also been included.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Rehabilitation second edition is a comprehensive text that not only summarises the management of common symptoms and disorders but also outlines the increasing evidence base for the efficacy of these techniques. This new edition has been fully revised to appeal to the whole rehabilitation team, including junior doctors training in rehabilitation and associated specialties, senior therapists, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, GPs, primary care teams, and intermediate care teams.
Readership: Medical students, junior doctors training in rehabilitation and associated specialties such as neurology, rheumatology and geriatrics, senior therapists, psychologists and nurses working in a rehabilitation team. Therapists and nurses in primary care settings, as well as GPs. Those involved in intermediate care teams.
Authors, editors, and contributors
Michael Barnes, Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation, University of Newcastle
upon Tyne, UK,
Anthony Ward, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, North Staffordshire Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Stoke on Trent, UK,
Sarah Ryan, Consultant Nurse at the Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre, Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent, UK, and
Sandra Stark, Clinical Lead for Neurorehabilitation/Allied Health Professional Lead, Walkergate Park International Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK