Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury. A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

  • ID: 3684999
  • Book
  • 232 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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In Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management.Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury is research-based. It develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury. The book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners who deal with the management of musculoskeletal pain as part of their day to day practice.

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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.

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Wilson, Andrew Registered Osteopath (New Zealand) and Consultant Ergonomist, Tauranga, New Zealand.
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