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Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury

A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

This practical guide is designed to help clinicians understand the workplace and lifestyle factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. It examines ergonomic causes as well as personal and psychosocial factors, in addition to discussing cumulative and chronic types of injury. Content demonstrates how the pathophysiological processes underlying an injury are key to effectively managing patients. Holistic, research-based management models incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches, including manual therapy, exercise, and ergonomic and psychosocial interventions, to treat the whole patient rather than the presenting symptoms. Extensive sections on low back pain and neck, shoulder, and upper limb pain evaluate the specific processes involved and the most effective methods of treatment.

Audience
Students and practitioners.

Paperback, 232 Pages

Published: October 2001

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06353-4

Contents

  • Section 1. The injury process
    The type of injury. Developing a management model. Understanding the symptoms. Understanding the physiology of the injury process. Ergonomic factors. Psychosocial aspects. Personal factors. Principles of treatment and management.

    Section 2. Low back pain
    Epidemiology of low back pain. Risk factors for low back pain. The type of injury. Complex low back pain. Management.

    Section 3. Neck, shoulder and upper limb pain
    Neck pain. Shoulder pain. Elbow, forearm and wrist pain. Nerve entrapments. Multiple tissue disorders. Management strategies for chronic injuries.

    References.

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