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Physiotherapy for Children

A comprehensive clinical manual and reference on paediatric physiotherapy, which examines all of the theoretical and clinical aspects of physiotherapy provision for children and young adults including: Neurology; Cardio-respiratory; Musculoskeletal; Oncology and palliative care; Mental health; Acquired brain injury.

Dr Teresa Pountney heads up a team of experienced practitioners who cover a range of conditions from those experienced by the typically developing child to those with disabilities and diseases. The changing needs of children with long term conditions
is described, as well as methods of service delivery to enable children and families to benefit as much as possible from their treatment. The different settings in which physiotherapy is provided for children, school, home, and hospital is described in addition to strategies and legislation relating to this.

Paperback, 376 Pages

Published: August 2007

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8886-4


  • Part 1 Approaches to working with children

    Chapter 1 Legal and ethical framework

    Chapter 2 Service delivery

    Part 2 Assessment and Outcome measures

    Chapter 3 Outcome measures

    Chapter 4 Clinical gait analysis

    Part 3 Neurology

    Chapter 5 Motor control in developmental neurology

    Chapter 6 Neonatal Care

    Chapter 7 Cerebral palsy

    Chapter 8 Neural tube defects

    Chapter 9 Developmental co-ordination disorder

    Chapter 10 Assistive Technology

    Part 4 Acquired brain injury

    Chapter 11 Acquired brain injury: Acute phase

    Chapter 12 Acquired brain injury: Long-term rehabilitation

    Part 5 Musculoskeletal

    Chapter 13 Orthopaedics

    Chapter 14 Rheumatology

    Chapter 15 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Chapter 16 Sports injuries

    Part 6 Cardio-Respiratory

    Chapter 17 The anatomy and physiology of the immature respiratory system

    Chapter 18 Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for the acutely ill, non-ventilated child

    Chapter 19 Paediatric Intensive Care

    Part 7 Oncology & Palliative Care

    Chapter 20 Cancer in the Child and Young Person

    Part 8 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Chapter 21 Child and Adolescent Mental Health


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