Contraindications in Physical Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Doing No Harm

Print ISBN: 9781416033646
eBook ISBN: 9781416065258
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th May 2006
Page Count: 960


This essential handbook provides clinicians with a summary of contraindications and precautions to review before treating patients seeking physical rehabilitation. This detailed resource discusses all of the contraindications in one convenient source and includes the full range of interventions, ranging from physical agents to supportive devices to therapeutic exercises. Organized by ICD categories and referenced from multiple sources, with strong coverage of adverse events, this handbook helps to ensure safe practice.

Key Features

  • Provides crucial, easily accessible information to refresh therapists on contraindications that may not fall within their routine area of treatment.
  • Covers the full range of interventions in detail, including the purpose of the intervention, mechanism, contraindications and precautions, rationale, and references.
  • Helps ensure that practitioners do no harm, providing safer client care and addressing clients with pre-existing conditions.
  • Uses terminology from The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, reinforcing the use of up-to-date language.
  • Presents quality information from a highly renowned author, with evidence-based information throughout.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

Part II: Tests & Measures

Chapter 1: Blood Pressure Assessment

Chapter 2: Electrodiagnostic Testing

Chapter 3: Exercise Testing

Chapter 4: Screening For Falls In Older Persons

Chapter 5 Mobility Testing

Chapter 6 Pain Assessment

Chapter 7 Strength Testing: Isokinetic Testing & Evaluation (Class Ii Devices)

Part III: Interventions

Chapter 8 Coordination: Communication And Documentation

Chapter 9 Patient Instructions

Chapter 10 Infection Control

Section A Therapeutic Exercise

Chapter 11 Aerobic

Chapter 12 Balance And Coordination

Chapter 13 Flexibility Exercises

Chapter 14 Gait And Locomotion Training

Chapter 15 Relaxation Techniques (Progressive Muscle Relaxation)

Chapter 16 Strength, Power, And Endurance Training

Section B Functional Training: Self-Care

Chapter 17 Activities Of Daily Living (Basic)

Chapter 18 Public Accessibility

Section C Functional Training: Work/Community/Leisure

Chapter 19 Sport Activities

Chapter 20 Older Drivers With Acute Or Chronic Medical Conditions (Includes Noncommercial Motor Vehicles, Excludes Commercial Drivers)

Section D: Manual Therapy Techniques

Chapter 21: Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Chapter 22: Connective Tissue Massage (Bindegewebsmassage)

Chapter 23: Therapeutic Massage (Includes Western Techniques, Swedish, Classic; Excludes Eastern Technique, Shiatsu)

Chapter 24: Myofascial Release

Chapter 25: Joint Mobilization (Articulation, Nonthrust Technique; Nonimpulse Technique)

Chapter 26: Spinal Manipulation

Chapter 27: Muscle Energy Technique

Section E: Prescription, Application, Fabrication Of Devices And Equipment

Chapter 28: Adaptive Devices

Chapter 29: Assistive Devices


No. of pages:
© Saunders 2006
eBook ISBN:
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN: