This book is a practical guide to safe and effective physical therapy methods that can be applied in patients with diverse skin ailments, including scars, decubitus ulcers, burns, frostbite, photosensitivity disorders, inflammatory skin disease, skin cancers, obesity-related conditions, psoriasis, herpes zoster, tineapedis, and vitiligo. For each condition, physical therapy interventions– therapeutic exercises, manual physical therapies, and therapeutic modalities employed in rehabilitation– are described in detail. In addition, information is provided on symptoms and complications, examination and evaluation, medical interventions, and prevention and management methods. In the case of obesity-related skin problems, management is discussed from the point of view of Eastern as well as Western medicine. The text is complemented by more than 300 color photographs and illustrations. Integumentary Physical Therapy will help the reader to obtain optimal therapeutic results when treating patients with skin ailments. It will be of value for both practicing physical therapists and students in physical therapy.
Ji-Whan Park is professor in Physical Therapy at Daejeon Health Sciences College. Dae-In Jung is professor in Physical Therapy at Gwangju Health University.