Physiotherapy for Children - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750688864, 9780702039232

Physiotherapy for Children

1st Edition

Authors: Teresa Pountney
eBook ISBN: 9780702039232
Paperback ISBN: 9780750688864
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st August 2007
Page Count: 376

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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.

Key Features

  • Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • Case studies illustrate practical applications of concepts and techniques and offer clinical reasoning behind decision-making
  • Outcome measures discussed in depth - over 14 different assessments are reviewed
  • Up to date - most recent research and newest legislation taken into account

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Teresa Pountney

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Physiotherapist, Chailey Heritage Clinical Services, East Sussex