Physical therapy perspectives in the 21st century: challenges and possibilities

Josette Bettany-Saltikov (Editor), Berta Paz-Lourido (Editor)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherInTech – Open Access Publisher
    ISBN (Print)9789535104599
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2012

    Bibliographical note

    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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