Author: Mark A Jones
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2003-11-04
A practical text covering the theory and the practice of clinical reasoning skills for all physical therapists. Provides readers with activities to improve their own clinical reasoning within their own clinical setting. With a range of very high-caliber international contributors in the field of physiotherapy practice, this book gives the answers to the practitioner's question of how does one apply the theoretical knowledge involved in clinical reasoning to practice and how can one become a better practitioner as a result. * This book will provide readers with activities to improve their own clinical reasoning within their own clinical setting * Increase clinicians' awareness of the clinical reasoning process * Encourage clinicians' reflection of their own reasoning including factors that influence their reasoning, typical errors they may be making and how to promote skilled reasoning
Author: Linn Karlsson
Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Chronic pain is common in western countries and entails considerable consequences for the afflicted individuals as well as for the society. Furthermore, chronic pain is complex including an advanced interplay between biological-, psychological- and social aspects. Treatment of chronic pain attempts to decrease pain intensity and increase physical-, psychological- and social functioning. However, the treatment of chronic pain is still not optimized. Different types of physical activity and exercise (PA&E) are commonly applied as non-pharmacological treatment strategies for chronic pain, but the most efficient type and dose of PA&E are unclear. In addition, adherence to prescribed PA&E is often troublesome, which further complicates the application of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. The aim of this thesis is to increase the knowledge about PA&E as treatment for chronic pain regarding pain intensity, biochemical substances, adherence and attitudes. The findings of this thesis were that a long-term, home-based PA&E intervention comprising strength exercises as well as stretch exercises decreased pain intensity and increased function in women with chronic neck- and shoulder pain. Using microdialysis technique, differences in pain modulatory biochemical substances were found, before the intervention, in painful trapezius muscle compared to pain-free trapezius muscle. In addition, alterations in pain modulatory substances in painful trapezius muscle after the intervention were found, which possibly could imply peripheral physiological effects of PA&E. Furthermore, psychological factors could be associated to the effects of and adherence to the PA&E intervention. An intention to be physically active were expressed by patients with chronic pain, but a discordance between the intention and PA&E-behaviour were evident, even though the PA&E were experienced as valuable. In conclusion, this thesis strengthens the importance of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. Especially, this thesis increases the knowledge about; possible peripheral pain inhibitory effects after long-term exercise; how psychological factors might affect the results of PA&E; and also about important behavioural aspects that might affect adherence to prescribed PA&E. This thesis highlights the need of more research on physiological pain inhibitory effects of long-term PA&E in chronic pain. Furthermore, improved methods for ensured adherence to prescribed PA&E are necessary in order to optimize the effect of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain.
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Business & Economics
A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting every part of society--economically, politically, and culturally--abroad and at home.
Author: Gwendolen Jull
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2008
A textbook and practical clinical handbook for all students and practitioners concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, assessment and management of neck pain and cervical headache particularly in relation to whiplash. It presents the applied sciences, clinical assessment methods and rehabilitation protocols for the management of persons with neck pain and represents the translation of research into clinical practice and provides a systematic approach to assessment and an evidence base for conservative clinical management strategies for neck pain. Provides an understanding of the pathophysiological processes in the sensory, motor and sensorimotor systems and how they present in patients with neck pain disorders. Presents multimodal approaches to management of neck pain guided by the evidence of presenting dysfunctions. Presents a comprehensive description of a therapeutic exercise approach based on motor control which has proven efficacy.
The Flat Belly Diet! series has inspired over 1 million readers to change the way they think about food and banish belly fat for good. Now the latest installment in the series, Flat Belly Yoga!, shows readers how to fire up their fat-burning engines even further with a unique combination of yoga, weight training, and cardio that’s fun, easy, and effective. An innovative weight loss plan featuring an all-new yoga-plus-weights routine, Flat Belly Yoga! blasts belly fat, tones abdominal muscles, and speeds weight loss. Including a Four-Day Jump Start and a Four-Week Workout designed to boost metabolism and build muscle, the book features tips on how to maximize weight loss, advice on how to avoid common injuries, and testimonials from people who have participated in the program. Whether in conjunction with the Flat Belly Diet! meal plan (which is included for easy reference) or on its own, following the Flat Belly Yoga! workout will trim tummies fast—and take the "work" out of the workout.
Author: Steven G. Gabbe
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-03-18
After 30 years, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies remains your go-to choice for authoritative guidance on managing today’s obstetric patient. International experts put the latest knowledge in this specialty at your fingertips, with current and relevant information on everything from fetal origins of adult disease, to improving global maternal health, to important topics in day-to-day obstetrical practice. Highly readable, well-illustrated, and easy to understand, this bestselling obstetrics reference is an ideal tool for residents and clinicians. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of global experts in the field, including two new editors— Drs. Vincenzo Berghella and William Grobman -- and nearly 30 new contributors. Gain a new perspective on a wide range of today's key issues - all evidence-based and easy to read. Sweeping updates throughout including four new chapters: ‘Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery’; ‘Placenta Accreta’; ‘Obesity’; and ‘Improving Global Maternal Health: Challenges and Opportunities’ New Glossary of the most frequently used key abbreviations for easy reference Expanded use of bolded statements and key points as well as additional tables, flow diagrams, and bulleted lists facilitates and enhances the mastery of each chapter More than 100 images in the Obstetrical Ultrasound chapter provide an important resource for normal and abnormal fetal anatomy
The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand—a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades—delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery. In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful —exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.
"The Laryngectomee Guide" provides practical information that can assist laryngectomees and their caregivers in dealing with medical, dental and psychological issues. It contains information about the diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal and throat cancer; the side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy; the methods of speaking after laryngectomy; airway and stoma care, and voice prosthesis. In addition it addresses eating and swallowing issues, medical, dental and psychological concerns, preventive care, respiration and anesthesia, and travelling as a laryngectomee. This practical guide was written by Dr. Itzhak Brook, a physician and a laryngectomee. The Guide was endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Author: Sue Hitzmann
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Health & Fitness
In this enhanced digital edition of The MELT Method, Sue Hitzmann shows you how to live without pain, illustrating her MELT techniques with 20 instructional videos plus 10 audio clips, so you can listen hands-free while you start your journey toward a pain-free body. In The MELT Method, therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day. With a focus on the body's connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall health, Hitzmann's life-changing program features techniques that can be done in your own home. A nationally known manual therapist and educator, Hitzmann helps her clients find relief from pain and suffering by taking advantage of the body's natural restorative properties. The MELT Method shows you how to eliminate pain, no matter what the cause, and embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Author: T. Colin Campbell
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness
The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Author: Frédéric Delavier
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness
A best-seller now features more than 600 full-color illustrations--adding 48 pages of new exercises and stretches for each of the major muscle groups--to give readers an understanding of how muscles perform while training, in a resource that combines the detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Original.