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Physical Therapy Perspectives in the 21st Century - Challenges and Possibilities

Edited by Josette Bettany-Saltikov and Berta Paz-Lourido, ISBN 978-953-51-0459-9, 398 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 05, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2257

This book contains new information on physical therapy research and clinical approaches that are being undertaken into numerous medical conditions; biomechanical and musculoskeletal conditions as well as the effects of psychological factors, body awareness and relaxation techniques; specific and specialist exercises for the treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformities in infants and adolescents; new thermal agents are being introduced and different types of physical therapy interventions are being introduced for the elderly both in the home and clinical setting. Additionally research into physical therapy interventions for patients with respiratory, cardiovascular disorders and stroke is being undertaken and new concepts of wheelchair design are being implemented.