Physical Therapy: Theory, Practices and Benefits


James P. Bennett (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century

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Physical therapy is a health profession that assesses and provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.

This important book presents current research in the study of physical therapy including: therapies and motor function assessments in chronic pain syndromes; fibromyalgia syndrome; breathing pattern disorders in physical therapy; home-based shoulder rehabilitation; isokinetic strengthening in multiple sclerosis patients; and traditional mirror therapy (TMT) in the physical therapy management of movement and postural control problems.

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