Written by physical therapists for physical therapists, each chapter in Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists is based upon the author's own clinical experience. Every chapter provides a research-based overview of the therapy, a working hypothesis and specific research/clinical evidence. Methods of application in physiotherapy practice are discussed and case histories illustrate the therapy in practice.As an exciting development and to reflect the growing popularity of web-based information,we are delighted to offer additional chapters of this book on our website, www.bh.com. Not only does this web-enabled book provide you with extra chapters at no additional cost, it also introduces cutting edge information on newly-emerging therapies as well as photographs and brief biographies of the participating authors.This book is a 'must have' for any therapist who uses, or is interested in using Complementary Therapies in everyday practice. Table of Contents: Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; PART I - NEW SCIENCE AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS: Energy medicine - the new paradigm; A guide to assessment and diagnosis in naturopathic medicine; PART II - HEALING BY INTENTION: Healing by intention - a research-based overview; The Chakra energy system; Spiritual healing; Therapeutic touch; Distant healing; Healing touch therapies for animals; PART III - BODYWORK THERAPIES: Acupuncture and related therapies; Craniosacral therapy; The Feldenkrais Method; Prenatal therapy, Metamorphosis and the Metamorphic Technique; Myofascial release - morphological change in the connective tissue; Reflextherapy; Shiatsu with physiotherapy - an integrative approach; PART IV - MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Stress counselling - a practical overview; Qigong and Taichi in physical therapy; Aromatherapy; Flower essences; ElectroCrystal therapy; Using the sensory environment as therapy; PART V - IN THE BEGINNING AND AT THE END: Complementary therapies for mother and baby; Holistic care for the dying, the bereaved and their carers; Appendix: A short guide to organizations; Index.Internet Contents: Bioenergetic profiling; Reiki healing; Applied Kinesiology; The Bowen technique; Polarity therapy; Zero Balancing for physiotherapists; Emotional therapy; The use of Process Work within physiotherapy; AuraSoma Therapy; Dowsing for health; The placebo phenomenon.
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Titolo: Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapists - A Theoretical and Clinical Exploration
Editore: Elsevier - Butterworth - Heinemann
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 21x27 cm
Peso: 0.8 kg