Description

Reflecting state-of-the-art and current practice in chronic pain management for physical therapists, this innovative text stands out as the first published work to focus on this aspect of the field. The book makes a clear distinction between acute and chronic pain, providing the essentials on how different cultures express and treat pain, discussion of how to treat problematic patient populations (such as substance abusers), and alternative/complementary therapies including acupuncture, energy therapy and Tai Chi.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Sociology of Chronic Pain; The Pathophysiology of Pain; Medication Management of Chronic Pain; Evaluation of People with Chronic Pain; Pathophysiology of Activity Intolerance; Principles of Physical Therapy Treatment; Modalities; Selected Syndromes – Cases (SSC): Chronic Pain in the Elderly; SSC: Neuropathic Pain; SSC: Headache; SSC: Repetitive Trauma; SSC: Spinal Pain; SSC: Arthritis; SSC: Cancer Pain; SSC: Chronic Pain in Pediatrics; Alternative Complementary Therapies; Team Approach to Management; Outcomes in Chronic Pain Management

Details

No. of pages:
380
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780702038723
Print ISBN:
9780750673457

About the editors

Harriët Wittink

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Lifestyle and Health, Faculty of Health Care, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

Theresa Michel

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Reviews

ME