Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury

By Andrew Wilson
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  • 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.
  • This practical guide is designed to help clinicians understand the workplace and lifestyle factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. It examines ergonomic causes as well as personal and psychosocial factors, in addition to discussing cumulative and chronic types of injury. Content demonstrates how the pathophysiological processes underlying an injury are key to effectively managing patients. Holistic, research-based management models incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches, including manual therapy, exercise, and ergonomic and psychosocial interventions, to treat the whole patient rather than the presenting symptoms. Extensive sections on low back pain and neck, shoulder, and upper limb pain evaluate the specific processes involved and the most effective methods of treatment.
    ISBN 9780443063534
    Author Information By Andrew Wilson, ND, DO, MNZRO, Registered Osteopath (New Zealand) and Consultant Ergonomist, Tauranga, New Zealand
    Published Reviews ""This volume sets out to provide an overview of the clinical and ergonomic management of work-related muscolo-skeletal ill health. The format and text make it easily read and digested. The text is widely referenced and likely to encourage readers to extend their knowledge base further. It is a soft-back publication, on good quality paper, with the text literally illustrated with line drawings, charts and photographs."" J M Hoenich, Physiotherapy, April 2002
    Table of Content Section 1. The injury process
    The type of injury. Developing a management model. Understanding the symptoms. Understanding the physiology of the injury process. Ergonomic factors. Psychosocial aspects. Personal factors. Principles of treatment and management.

    Section 2. Low back pain
    Epidemiology of low back pain. Risk factors for low back pain. The type of injury. Complex low back pain. Management.

    Section 3. Neck, shoulder and upper limb pain
    Neck pain. Shoulder pain. Elbow, forearm and wrist pain. Nerve entrapments. Multiple tissue disorders. Management strategies for chronic injuries.

    Publication Date 11-10-2001
    Pages 232
    Stock Status In Stock
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