Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies

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This is a comprehensive text on psychology as related directly to the physical and manual therapies. It is divided into 3 sections :

  • Section 1 addresses psychological principles as they relate to illness, injury, and rehabilitation.
  • Section 2 covers key concepts relevant to psychological care in the physical therapies (e.g., client-practitioner relationships, cognitive-behavioural interventions). The emphasis in the section is on integrating psychological and physical approaches to client care.
  • Section 3 addresses specific client conditions encountered by those working in the physical and manual therapies.
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ISBN-13: 9780443073526
ISBN-10: 044307352X
Pagini: 384
Ilustrații: 20 ills.
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.74 kg
Editura: Elsevier

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This book is primarily intended for qualified practitioners of physical and manual therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, osteopathy, and chiropractic. The book is also intended for instructors and advanced students in professional degree programs in the above disciplines. Other groups who may be interested in the book include practitioners in related areas such as athletic training and myotherapy

We anticipate potential markets in several countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, and other parts of Europe. Given the large number of institutions training students in the physical therapies worldwide, the potential target market for this book is substantial.


Section 1: Injury, Illness, and Rehabilitation: Psychological Principles
1.Using psychology in the physical and manual therapies
2.Psychosocial antecedents to injury and illness
3.Psychological responses to injury and illness
4.Psychological aspects of rehabilitation

Section 2: Psychological Care in the Physical Therapies: An Integrated Approach
5.Practitioner-client relationships: Building working alliances
6.Transference and countertransference
7.Recognizing psychopathology
8.Cognitive and behavioral interventions
9.Relaxation techniques
11.Pain and its management
12.Terminating the therapeutic relationship

Section 3: Working with Specific Client Populations
13. Traumatic brain injury and stroke
14.Spinal cord injury
15.Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions
16.Injury from sport, exercise and physical activity
18.Functional somatic syndromes
19.Personality disorders
20.Terminal illness