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Fundamentals of Hand Therapy Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

ISBN-10: 0323033865

ISBN-13: 9780323033862

Edition: 2007

Authors: Cynthia Cooper

List price: $91.95
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This illustrated text and reference emphasizes the fundamentals of hand therapy for both specialists and non-specialists who encounter clients with hand issues. It provides a consistent format with tips and guidelines for hand therapy treatment. Coverage includes hand anatomy, key terms and concepts, and the evaluation process. A focus on professional issues includes clients with functional somatic syndromes and challenging behavior, client-therapist rapport, and the roles of therapy assistants. Providing many case studies, this text helps therapists think critically about clients individual needs. Emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process and addressing how to decide what to evaluate. Covers a broad array of common diagnoses seen in hand therapy, including shoulder and elbow disorders, peripheral nerve problems, wrist and hand fractures, tendonitis and tendonosis, finger sprains and deformities, tendon injuries, arthritis, burns, infections, ganglion cysts, stiffness, Dupuytrens, and pediatric and geriatric hand problems. Diagnostic-specific information and treatment guidelines follow a consistent format: Overview Diagnosis and pathology Timelines and healing Anatomy Treatment (non-operative and/or operative) Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Evaluation tips Diagnosis-specific information that affects clinical reasoning Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Role of therapy assistants Case examples Offers topics to use as mental prompts when working in the clinical setting: Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Over 400 illustrations in the text and on the CD demonstrate important concepts. Case studies in the common diagnoses chapters demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and highlight the human side of each client encounter. Clinical pearls and precautions share advice from the author and contributors, learned from years of clinical experience. Describes the role of the therapy assistant with the client, showing how the therapy assistant may be included in the therapy process. Glossary includes key terms from the text, offering easy access to definitions of key terms. CD provides samples of hand therapy exercises and clinical forms that may be used with clients.
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Fundamentals of Clinical Reasoning: Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques and Rationale for Use
Upper Extremity Anatomy
Edema Reduction Techniques: A Biological Rationale for Selection
Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity
Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Assessing Functional Outcomes
Clients with Functional Somatic Syndromes and Clients with Challenging Behavior
Fundamentals of Client-Therapist
Therapy Assistants Roles in Hand Therapy
Appendix to Part Two: Some Thoughts on Professionalism
Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity
Common Shoulder Diagnoses
Common Elbow Diagnoses
Common Peripheral Nerve Problems
Common Wrist and Hand Fractures
Common Forms of Tendinitis/Tendinosis
Common Finger Sprains and Deformities
Tendon Injury
Pain Related Syndromes: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Common Infections
Ganglion Cysts and Other Common Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
Traumatic Hand Injury Involving Multiple Structures
Preventing and Treating Stiffness
Dupuytrens Disease
Upper Extremity Problems in Clients with Central Nervous System Dysfunction
Pediatric Hand Therapy
Geriatric Hand Therapy