Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies

  • ID: 3684970
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This is a comprehensive text on psychology as related directly to the physical and manual therapies. It is divided into 3 sections :- Section 1 addresses psychological principles as they relate to illness, injury, and rehabilitation.- Section 2 covers key concepts relevant to psychological care in the physical therapies (e.g., client-practitioner relationships, cognitive-behavioural interventions). The emphasis in the section is on integrating psychological and physical approaches to client care.- Section 3 addresses specific client conditions encountered by those working in the physical and manual therapies.

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Section 1: Injury, Illness, and Rehabilitation: Psychological Principles
1. Using psychology in the physical and manual therapies
2. Psychosocial antecedents to injury and illness
3. Psychological responses to injury and illness
4. Psychological aspects of rehabilitation

Section 2: Psychological Care in the Physical Therapies: An Integrated Approach
5. Practitioner-client relationships: Building working alliances
6. Transference and countertransference
7. Recognizing psychopathology
8. Cognitive and behavioral interventions
9. Relaxation techniques
10. Imagery
11. Pain and its management
12. Terminating the therapeutic relationship

Section 3: Working with Specific Client Populations
13. Traumatic brain injury and stroke
14. Spinal cord injury
15. Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions
16. Injury from sport, exercise and physical activity
17. Arthritides
18. Functional somatic syndromes
19. Personality disorders
20. Terminal illness
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Kolt, Gregory Head, School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Penrith, Australia.

Andersen, Mark Associate Professor, Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
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