For more than 20 years, Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation continues to be a most researched resource on complementary and alternative therapies in rehabilitation. This renowned text, now in its Fourth Edition, relates the updated scientific evidence and the clinical efficacy of integrating what have now become well known complementary and alternative therapies in rehabilitation to successfully improve patient outcomes.
For over a decade, Dr. Carol Davis opened the minds of health care professionals worldwide to the idea of complementary therapies in rehabilitation. The pages of this renowned text covered evidence for efficacy in therapy, prevention, and wellness unlike any other text; it is the first of its kind published in the United States. As science continues to evolve and change, so does the expertise of Dr. Davis and the experienced therapists who join together in writing the various chapters in the Third Edition of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation. This evidence-based text includes an insightful review profiling the latest peer reviewed research of holistic approaches commonly used in rehabilitation. Students and practitioners are now able to evaluate the efficacy of these approaches from the evidence that is reported. New to the Third Edition - The latest summary of findings in energy medicine and bio-energetics applied to rehabilitation therapies - Updates on randomized control trials - Reviews of evidence of efficiency - Energy techniques as a way of returning healing to health care Professionals will also be excited to have at their hands a new chapter describing the latest discoveries in the science that helps explain how these therapies may "work." It appears that the future of health care will be based on this unfolding science of energy, medicine and vibration. Professor Davis reads the most updated reports of the latest quantum science and then translates this information into meaningful ideas that relate to what therapists observe every day with patients in their case. Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Third Edition, is the perfect text for all rehabilitation professionals looking to deepen their understanding of various holistic modalities that are making a difference in rehabilitation, especially with patients who have "hit the wall" with the standard treatments that based on mechanistic science. This text provides the latest knowledge and description of rehabilitation professionals' experience with these therapies, and reports the latest peer reviewed evidence for efficiency in therapy, prevention, and wellness.
This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, guest edited by Drs. David X. Cifu and Blessen C. Eapen, will discuss a number of important topics in Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation. This issue of one of four issues selected each year by series Consulting Editor, Santos Martinez. Topics discussed in this issue include, but are not limited to: Acupuncture, Role of Nutrition in the Rehabilitation Settings, Lifestyle Medicine, Performing Arts Medicine, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Movement Based Therapies, Whole Medical Systems the Rehabilitation Setting, Autonomic Rehabilitation, Vitamins, Supplements, Herbs and Essential Oils, Functional Medicine, and Pain University, among other topics.
As CAM becomes widely accepted, rehabilitation professionals are incorporating CAM concepts and techniques into their own practice. This book will help them to gain an understanding of the field, and to acquire specific knowledge and skills which they can apply to the treatment of movement related disorders.
This edited collection is the first complete guide for rehabilitation professionals seeking to engage a whole-person, biopsychosocial, and mind-body medicine integrated approach to care. Drawing on the foundations of integrative medicine, Integrative Rehabilitation Practice (IRP) goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to explore multiple levels, roots, and possible contributing factors to individual's health experience. IRP acknowledges the complex inseparability of biological, behavioral, psychosocial, spiritual, and environmental influences. The book covers both the theoretical foundations of IRP and applications to practice in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, speech and language therapy, and many other professions. Featuring contributions from Matthew J. Taylor, Marlysa Sullivan, Andra DeVoght and other professionals, case studies, storytelling, and reflective exercises, this cross-disciplinary clinical training guide is essential reading for all rehabilitation professionals, as well as others interested in advancing whole-person care.
Use these techniques to promote the wellness of your elderly clients! This book explores current trends in alternative therapy and geriatric rehabilitation and the use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) techniques in physical and occupational treatment sessions with older adults. According to editor Ann Burkhardt, ”Rehabilitation and the complementary medicine movement are intrinsically compatible since they both tend to view people holistically-as more than the sum of their component parts. Each philosophy emphasizes quality of life and empowers people to participate in life change and health enhancement.” In addition to describing the science behind alternative and complementary therapies and discussing indications and contraindications, Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice presents a number of different therapeutic approaches, including: energy therapies Tai Chi mental rehearsal incorporating spirituality into occupational therapy practice occupational therapy as a means to wellness for the elderly By providing information about these topics and more, Complementary Therapies in Geriatric Practice will help you expand the possibilities of your geriatric rehabilitation practice and bring about more positive outcomes for your patients!
This issue will focus on traumatic brain injury and will include articles on the following: Pathophysiology of TBI; Acute Management of Moderate-Severe TBI; Disorder of Consciousness; Rehabilitation of Moderate-Severe TBI; Acute Diagnosis and Management of Concussion; Rehabilitation of Persistent Symptoms after Concussion Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Unique Aspect of TBI in the Military and Veteran; and many more!
A comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art of the field in clinical practice and research in the second decade of the 21th century Features future directions for research and clinical practice in integrative medicine and aging.
Get a solid foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and rehabilitation! Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence and Practice, 6th Edition provides a balanced and holistic approach to the full spectrum of cardiopulmonary physical therapy. From assessment to interventions, this book guides you through the management of patients with acute and chronic conditions, those in intensive care units, and of special populations such as children and the elderly. Case studies demonstrate evidence-based practice, and scientific research enhances your clinical decision making. Now including an enhanced eBook version, this text details the latest best practices to help you achieve the best physical therapy outcomes. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes the latest research from leading top-tier journals to support physical therapist clinical reasoning and decision making. Realistic scenarios and case examples show the application of concepts to evidence-based practice. Holistic approach supports treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a disease or disorder, covering medical, physiological, psychological, psychosocial, therapeutic, practical, and methodological aspects. Full-color photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of the book's concepts, ideas, and management considerations. Emphasis on the terminology and guidelines of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice keeps the book consistent with the practice standards in physical therapy, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions are emphasized, along with their co-existence. Multimorbidity focus is used rather than a single-disease framework, with attention to implications for assessment, management, and evaluation. Integrated approach to oxygen transport demonstrates how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function interdependently to support all organ systems. Key terms and review questions in each chapter focus your learning on important concepts and translating these into practice. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research and clinical practice in the field. NEW! Enhanced eBook version is included with print purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. NEW! Video clips, interviews with authors and other experts in their fields, and more are included. NEW! Expanded contributions from experts from multiple countries maximize the validity of content.
Integrative Health Promotion: Conceptual Bases for Nursing Practice is a comprehensive textbook that integrates the conceptual and theoretical bases of lifestyle approaches to health promotion and holistic approaches to healing. Health belief systems, models, and theories are emphasized. Additionally, the text stimulates thought and foundations for practice through the exploration of the theoretical and evidence bases for a variety of noninvasive therapeutic interventions.Integrative Health Promotion discusses cultural, legal, and ethical influences on health promotion and addresses the elements of healing as a goal of nursing, as contrasted with curing. The text goes on to discuss creating a helping relationship that is characterized by presence (being rather than doing), mindfulness, respect, genuineness, active listening, empathy, and the therapeutic use of self. Promoting community health through empowerment strategies and ecocentric approaches to global health are also presented.