Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists

Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists

1st Edition - September 20, 2016

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  • Editors: Jackie Reznik, Ofer Keren, Joanne Morris, Iftah Biran
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542142

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Endorsed by Australian Physiotherapy Association! APA is the national body for physiotherapy in Australia and is a not for profit membership organisation with 24.4K members. The APA and Elsevier work together on reviewing and endorsing physiotherapy publications that are then promoted to the membership. Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists is an essential quick-reference guide to common medications, designed specifically for student and professional physiotherapists to assist in their everyday practice.Providing practical and accessible evidence-based information, the handbook will equip physiotherapists with the right knowledge to maximise the benefit of pharmacology and physiotherapy treatments. Written by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, the text is designed to be comprehensive and easy-to-read, set out by body system format to allow quick retrieval of useful information related to the particular condition and medications involved.

Key Features

  • Written specifically for physiotherapists to assist their understanding of pharmacology principles in conjunction with physiotherapy treatment
  • Each chapter is written by 3 experts in their field: a physiotherapist, a physician and a pharmacist
  • ‘Physiotherapy practice points’ explain the effects that drugs may have on treatment and provide valuable information on the actions of medications and how this interacts with physiotherapy treatment
  • 11 chapters covering basic pharmacology principles, legal and ethical issues, the body systems, women and men’s health, as well as a final chapter on medication issues in the young and elderly
  • Includes eBook version on VitalSource

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction and background concepts
    Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system
    Chapter 3 - Respiratory system
    Chapter 4 - Women's and men's health
    Chapter 5 - Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal systems
    Chapter 6 - Neurological system
    Chapter 7 - Pain and analgesia
    Chapter 8 - Endocrine system
    Chapter 9 - Haematologicalsystem
    Chapter 10 - Mental health
    Chapter 11 - Medication issues for specific age groups and conditions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: September 20, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542142

About the Editors

Jackie Reznik

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia Associate Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, WA, Australia Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Child Health, UCL/GOSH, London, UK

Ofer Keren

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Joanne Morris

Affiliations and Expertise

Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Iftah Biran

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Behavioural Neurologist; Working as a Psychiatrist Consult (Liaison Psychiatry) to the Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Medical Center , Tel Aviv; Psychoanalytic candidate, Max Eitingon Institute of Psychoanalysis, Jerusalem, Israel

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