MANUAL THERAPIST

Basic sciences

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1 Basic sciences All voluntary movement, including walking, results from a complicated process involving the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, bones and joints. Before considering in detail the process…

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Methods of gait analysis

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4 Methods of gait analysis Walking is often impaired by neurological and musculoskeletal pathology and is one of the health domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health…

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Normal gait

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2 Normal gait In order to understand pathological gait, it is necessary first to understand normal gait, since this provides the standard against which the gait of a patient can…

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Pathological and other abnormal gaits

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3 Pathological and other abnormal gaits Although some variability is present in normal gait, particularly in the use of the muscles, there is an identifiable ‘normal pattern’ of walking and…

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Person-environment-occupation models

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4 Person-environment-occupation models Chapter contents PERSON-ENVIRONMENT-OCCUPATION-PERFORMANCE (PEOP) MODEL 90 Main concepts and definitions of terms 90 Intrinsic and extrinsic factors 92 Historical description of model’s development 95 Summary 97 Memory…

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Occupational performance and adaptation models

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3 Occupational performance and adaptation models Chapter contents OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE MODEL 50 Main concepts and definitions of terms 51 Intervention 53 Historical description of model’s development 57 Occupational therapy practice…

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