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Physical Therapy Perspectives in the 21st Century

Challenges and Possibilities


Berta Paz-Lourido

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

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.

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Physical Therapy Perspectives in the 21st CenturyChallenges and PossibilitiesEdited by Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Published: April 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2257

ISBN: 978-953-51-0459-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4307-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

107982 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

45 Dimensions Citations


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1. Physical Therapy for Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis

By Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Tim Cook, Manuel Rigo, Jean Claude De Mauroy, Michele Romano, Stefano Negrini, Jacek Durmala, Ana del Campo, Christine Colliard, Andrejz M'hango and Marianna Bialek


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2. Kyphosis Physiotherapy from Childhood to Old Age

By Jean Claude de Mauroy


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3. A Review of Non-Invasive Treatment Interventions for Spinal Deformities

By Clare Lewis


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4. An Overview on the Efficacy of Manual Therapy (Manipulations and Mobilisations) on Nonspecific Cervical Pain:A Systematic Review in Adults

By Jose Antonio Mirallas Martinez


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5. Use of Physiotherapeutic Methods to Influence the Position of the Foot

By Eva Buchtelova


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6. Effectiveness of Passive Joint Mobilisation for Shoulder Dysfunction: A Review of the Literature

By Judy Chen


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7. Cryotherapy: Physiological Considerations and Applications to Physical Therapy

By Anna Lubkowska


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8. Natural Wool Fabrics in Physiotherapy

By Krzysztof Gieremek and Wojciech Ciesla


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9. Home Physiotherapy: The Relevance of Social Determinants of Health in the Development of Physiotherapy in the Home Environment

By Berta Paz-Lourido


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10. Functional Challenges in the Elderly

By A. C. Tavares and G. V. Guimaraes


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11. Evidence-Based Management in the Rehabilitation of Osteoporotic Patients with Fragility Fractures

By Umberto Tarantino, Irene Cerocchi, Federico Maria Liuni, Pietro Pistillo, Cecilia Rao and Monica Celi


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12. Focus on Psychological Factors and Body Awareness in Multimodal Musculoskeletal Pain Rehabilitation

By G. Gard


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13. Relaxation Techniques and States – Applications to Physical Therapy

By Leslaw Kulmatycki


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14. Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Weaning Success in Critically Ill Intubated Patients

By Samaria Cader, Rodrigo Vale and Estelio Dantas


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15. Lipedema

By Gyozo Szolnoky


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16. Running a Complementary Stroke Rehabilitation and Aftercare Program: Experiences of Four European Centres

By Wilfried Schupp, Napasakorn Komaratat and Simon Steib


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17. Group Circuit Class Therapy for Stroke Survivors – A Review of the Evidence and Clinical Implications

By Coralie English, Ingrid van de Port and Elizabeth Lynch


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18. Reaching for Independence: Challenges for a New Concept of Wheelchair Design

By Fausto Orsi Medola, Carlos Alberto Fortulan, Carla da Silva Santana and Valeria Meirelles Carril Elui


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