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Fundamentals of Hand Therapy

Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

Perfect for hand therapy specialists, hand therapy students, and any other professional who encounters clients with upper extremity issues, Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 2nd Edition contains everything you need to make sound therapy decisions. Coverage includes hand anatomy, the evaluation process, and diagnosis-specific information. Expert tips, treatment guidelines, and case studies round out this comprehensive text designed to help you think critically about each client’s individual needs.

Hardbound, 608 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09104-6


  • Part One: Fundamentals
    1. Fundamentals: Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques
    2. Functional Anatomy
    3. Edema Reduction Techniques: A Biologic Rationale for Selection
    4. Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity
    5. Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity
    6. Clinical Reasoning and Problem Solving to Prevent Pitfalls in Hand Injuries
    7. Orthotics: Essential Concepts
    8. Assessment of Functional Outcomes
    9. Hand Coordination
    10. Roles of Therapy Assistants in Hand Therapy
    11. Some Thoughts on Professionalism

    Part Two: Pain and Integrative Strategies
    12. Perspectives on Pain
    13. Fundamentals of Client-Therapist Rapport
    14. How Hand Therapists' Words Affect the Therapeutic Relationship
    15. Clients with Functional Somatic Syndromes or Challenging Behavior
    16. Narratives in Hand Therapy
    17. Personality Type and Patient Education in Hand Therapy
    18. Using Dance in Hand Therapy
    19. Applying Pilates Concepts to Hand Therapy
    20. Yoga Therapeutics: A Biopsychosocial Approach

    Part Three: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity
    21. Wound Care
    22. Shoulder Diagnoses
    23. Elbow Diagnoses
    24. Peripheral Nerve Problems
    25. Wrist Fractures
    26. Wrist Instabilities
    27. Hand Fractures
    28. Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Tendinopathies
    29. Finger Sprains and Deformities
    30. Flexor Tendon Injury
    31. Extensor Tendon Injury
    32. Tendon Transfers
    33. Arthritis
    34. Burns
    35. Infections
    36. Ganglions and Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
    37. Traumatic Hand Injury Involving Multiple Structures
    38. Preventing and Treating Stiffness
    39. Dupuytren’s Disease
    40. The Neurological Hand
    41. Hand Therapy for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy


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