Rheumatology book cover


Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Students in physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Paperback, 376 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06934-5


  • 1 Overview of the aims and management of rheumatological conditions: the multidisciplinary appraoch
    1.1 Rheumatology and the rheumatologist
    1.2 Nursing
    1.3 General practice
    1.4 Physiotherapy
    1.5 Occupational therapy
    1.6 Podiatry
    1.7 Health psychology
    1.8 A brief introduction to evidence based medicine

    2 The user patient journey

    3 Initial clinical assessment of patients with possible rheumatic disease

    4 The measurement of patient-reported outcome in the rheumatic diseases

    5 Applying the biopsychosocial model to the management of rheumatic disease

    6 Patient education and self management

    7 The principles of therapeutic exercise and physical activity

    8 Physical therapies - treatment options in rheumatology

    9 Occupational therapy: treatment options in rheumatology

    10 Joint protection and fatigue management

    11 Applying psychological interventions in rheumatic disease

    12 Orthotics of the hand

    13 Podiatry, biomechanics & the rheumatology foot

    14 Diet and complementary therapies

    15 Pharmacological treatments in rheumatic diseases

    16 Inflammatory arthritis

    17 Osteoarthritis

    18 Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic widespread pain

    19 Ankylosing spondylitis and the seronegative spondyloarthopathies

    20 Osteoporosis

    21 Connective tissue disorders

    22 Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    23 Miscellaneous conditions


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