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Updated and expanded to be even more comprehensive, this text explains how to manage various arthritic conditions. The information included in this book spans a wide range, assisting a reader in any kind of clinical or academic setting. The content is divided into seventeen well-organized chapters, and the author provides thorough evidence-based documentation and references when available.
- The multidisciplinary approach makes this text relevant to all practitioners of physical rehabilitation: PT, OT, and Physical Medicine.
- Includes patient-first terminology suggested in The Guide to Physical Therapy, intended to reinforce client-friendly language.
- Proven evidence used to document this book will ensure accurate and safe client care.
- Case studies teach the readers assessment and discharge based on real-life examples.
- Discussions provide the resources practitioners need to communicate with clients about intimacy issues caused by arthritis.
- Management algorithms guide the reader through the assessment and discharge process.
- Text boxes make key points more memorable, helping students to study and practitioners to be quickly notified of procedures that will help clients.
- The expanded glossary enables readers to quickly look up definitions for key terms.
- New information on families of arthritis drugs allows practitioners to safely prescribe the latest drugs.
- The up-to-date appendices include web sites and peer-reviewed journals, giving the reader access to the most current literature in this ever-changing field.
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