Rheumatology is an indispensable resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals, offering practical approaches to the treatment and management of rheumatic musculoskeletal conditions. The text focuses on applying evidence-based understanding of these conditions to clinical context.
The specific disease chapters cover: incidence and prevalence of the condition; clinical presentation and diagnosis; red flags; clinical assessment; important first treatments, early intermediate and long term management; prognosis and long term outcomes. Supporting case histories of increasing complexity and study activities illustrate the clinical relevance of the treatment and management approaches.
1 Overview of the aims and management of rheumatological conditions: the multidisciplinary appraoch 1.1 Rheumatology and the rheumatologist 1.2 Nursing 1.3 General practice 1.4 Physiotherapy 1.5 Occupational therapy 1.6 Podiatry 1.7 Health psychology 1.8 A brief introduction to evidence based medicine
2 The user patient journey
3 Initial clinical assessment of patients with possible rheumatic disease
4 The measurement of patient-reported outcome in the rheumatic diseases
5 Applying the biopsychosocial model to the management of rheumatic disease
6 Patient education and self management
7 The principles of therapeutic exercise and physical activity
8 Physical therapies - treatment options in rheumatology
9 Occupational therapy: treatment options in rheumatology
10 Joint protection and fatigue management
11 Applying psychological interventions in rheumatic disease
12 Orthotics of the hand
13 Podiatry, biomechanics & the rheumatology foot
14 Diet and complementary therapies
15 Pharmacological treatments in rheumatic diseases
16 Inflammatory arthritis
18 Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic widespread pain
19 Ankylosing spondylitis and the seronegative spondyloarthopathies
21 Connective tissue disorders
22 Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
23 Miscellaneous conditions
arc Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy.
Hammond, Alison arc Senior Lecturer
Reader, Centre for Rehabilitation & Human Performance Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK
Senior Research Therapist, Derby Hospitals NHS FOundation Trust, Derby, UK
Reader, Centre for Rehabilitation & Human Performance Research.