Psychology in the physical and manual therapies

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Kolt, Gregory S and Andersen, Mark B, eds. (2004) Psychology in the physical and manual therapies. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.


Psychology in the physical and Manual Therapies presents the principles of evidence-based applied psychology as they relate to the physical and manual therapies. The book has been compiled and edited by two highly experienced practitioners and academics with qualifications and backgrounds in the fields of psychology, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. It brings together in 20 chapters invited contributions from leading practitioners and researchers around the world. Key features: * Describes the essentials of psychological principles in relation to clinical practice. * Looks at the importance of psychological factors in illness, injury, and rehabilitation. * Relates the theoretical and research foundations of psychology to the practicalities of working with different types of clients with differing conditions. * Presents the material in a way that is readily understandable and relevant to those who do not have a specialist psychology background. * Written by a broad range of international contributors and so addresses the variation in treatment approaches from country to country, giving the global picture. * Aims specifically at those working in the field of physical and manual therapies. Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies provides a wealth of evidence-based information with clear guidance on its application to pratice for physical and manual therapists. The test is structured in three sections: * Section 1 - reviews the psychological principles relevant to injury, illness, and rehabilitation. * Section 2 - discusses various aspects of psychological care that need to be considered in the physical and manual therapies: practitioner-client relationships, recognition of relevant psychopathology, cognitive and behavioral interventions, and the management of pain. * Section 3 - deals with integrating psychological with physical care when working with specific client populations: stroke and head injury, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, sport- and activity-related injury, arthritides, functional somatic syndromes, nad terminal illness.

Item type Book
Official URL
ISBN 044307352X
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords ResPubID12330, physical therapy, psychological aspects, physical therapist and patient, medical rehabilitation
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