Exercise Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders covers the
fundamentals of using exercise as a treatment modality across a broad range
of pathologies including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthropathies and osteoporosis.
As well as offering a comprehensive overview of the role of exercise therapy,
the book evaluates the evidence and puts it to work with practical ideas for
the management of musculoskeletal disorders in different areas of the body,
for differing pathologies and for a range of patients.
Part 1 introduces the reader tothe role of exercise in managing musculoskeletal disorders and covers measurement and assessment. Part 2 looks at the regional application of exercise therapy with chapters on areas of the body such as the cervical spine, the shoulder complex and the knee. Part 3 examines specific populations: the developing child, the cardiac and respiratory patient, obesity and osteoporosis.
Exercise Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders is an invaluable resource for student physiotherapists as well as clinicians designing rehabilitation programmes for their patients.
- Concise and comprehensive
- Team of expert contributors
- Offers practical guidance
- Evaluates the evidence
Tabel of Contents
Part 1: The Principles of the Use of Exercise in Musculoskeletal Disorders.
1 Introduction (John Gormley).
2 The Role of Exercise in Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders (Fiona Wilson).
3 Measurement and Assessment in the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (Alison H. McGregor).
Part 2: Regional Application of Exercise.
4 The Cervical Spine (Kirsty Peacock).
5 The Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage (Fiona Wilson).
6 The Lumbar Spine (Fiona Wilson).
7 The Shoulder Complex (Anne S. Viser, Michael M. Reinold, Kyle J. Rodenhi and Thomas J. Gill).
8 The Elbow and Forearm Complex (Bill Vicenzino, Michelle Smith and Leanne Bisset).
9 The Wrist and Hand (Mandy Johnson).
10 The Hip and Pelvic Complex (Kevin Sims).
11 The Knee (Mandy Johnson).
12 The Foot and Ankle Complex (Ruth Magee).
Part 3: Exercise Therapy in Special Populations.
13 Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Developing Child (Juliette Hussey and Mandy
14 Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Cardiac and Respiratory Patient (Juliette Hussey).
15 Musculoskeletal Disorders in Obesity (Grace O'Malley).
16 Osteoporosis (Nicholas J. Mahony).