Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury: A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab
In Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management.Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury is research-based. It develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury. The book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners who deal with the management of musculoskeletal pain as part of their day to day practice.Presents a complete system of patient management that treats the injury, the patient with the injury, and the patient's environment. Examines the interface between ergonomics and manual therapy The book emphasises understanding the cause of the injury and how these create the symptom picture Addresses a major clinical problem area (chronic low back pain), which has high costs for the health systems and for employers Provides a long-term solution to the demands on the time of practitioners by encouraging them to look beyond the presenting patient to the factors in their lifestyle which have created the problem Topical - the problem of chronic back pain has become a major national crisis Relevant to a broad spectrum of practitioners.
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