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Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy

A Clinical Decision-Making Approach

With all the most relevant therapies you need to know discussed in detail, Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy: A Clinical Decision-Making Approach includes the information you need to incorporate evidence-based complementary therapies into your PT practice. Organized and based on the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine’s classification system, this book begins with a basic overview of CAM therapies and progresses to clinical decision-making and integration of CAM therapies into physical therapy. Helpful boxes and tables throughout the book summarize literature searches, examination findings, and goals for treatment. Plus, case scenarios written by expert CAM practitioners help illustrate the practical uses of alternative therapies within the physical therapy setting to help you incorporate CAM therapies into your everyday practice.


Published: December 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0111-3


  • 1. Definitions, Categorization, and Historical Review
    2. Conceptual Framework for Clinical Decision-Making in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    3. Modifiers of Clinical Decision-Making Related to CAM
    4. Alternative Medical Systems
    5. Acupuncture
    6. Arnica
    7. Mind-Body Interventions
    8. Therapeutic Aspects of Yoga
    9. Tai Chi
    10. Biologically-Based Therapies
    11. Ginkgo Biloba
    12. Glucosamine Chondroitin
    13. Energy Therapy Overview
    14. Therapeutic Touch
    15. Qi Gong
    16. Magnets
    17. Reiki
    18. Manual Body-Based Therapies
    19. Rolfing
    20. Feldenkrais
    21. Alexander
    22. Craniosacral Therapy
    23. Pilates


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