Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists
Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists,
Edition 1
Edited by Jackie Reznik, BAppSci, MAPA, MCSP, GradDip(Teaching), GradDip(Neurology), PhD, Ofer Keren, MD, Joanne Morris, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc (Hons) Clinical Biomechanics, Grad Dip Extended Scope Physiotherapy, Doctoral Candidate and Iftah Biran, MD

Publication Date: 09 Feb 2017

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Description
Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists is an essential quick-reference guide to common medications, designed specifically for student and professional physiotherapists to assist in their everyday practice.

Providing practical and accessible evidence-based information, the handbook will equip physiotherapists with the right knowledge to maximise the benefit of pharmacology and physiotherapy treatments. Written by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, the text is designed to be comprehensive and easy-to-read, set out by body system format to allow quick retrieval of useful information related to the particular condition and medications involved.

Key Features

  • Written specifically for physiotherapists to assist their understanding of pharmacology principles in conjunction with physiotherapy treatment
  • Each chapter is written by 3 experts in their field: a physiotherapist, a physician and a pharmacist
  • ‘Physiotherapy practice points’ explain the effects that drugs may have on treatment and provide valuable information on the actions of medications and how this interacts with physiotherapy treatment
  • 11 chapters covering basic pharmacology principles, legal and ethical issues, the body systems, women and men’s health, as well as a final chapter on medication issues in the young and elderly
  • Includes eBook version on VitalSource
About the author
Edited by Jackie Reznik, BAppSci, MAPA, MCSP, GradDip(Teaching), GradDip(Neurology), PhD, International Physiotherapy Consultant, Kfar Yona, Israel; Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Ofer Keren, MD, Director of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Joanne Morris, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc (Hons) Clinical Biomechanics, Grad Dip Extended Scope Physiotherapy, Doctoral Candidate, Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia and Iftah Biran, MD, Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Behavioural Neurologist; Working as a Psychiatrist Consult (Liaison Psychiatry) to the Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Medical Center , Tel Aviv; Psychoanalytic candidate, Max Eitingon Institute of Psychoanalysis, Jerusalem, Israel
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background concepts
Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system
Chapter 3 - Respiratory system
Chapter 4 - Women's and men's health
Chapter 5 - Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal systems
Chapter 6 - Neurological system
Chapter 7 - Pain and analgesia
Chapter 8 - Endocrine system
Chapter 9 - Haematologicalsystem
Chapter 10 - Mental health
Chapter 11 - Medication issues for specific age groups and conditions
Book Reviews

"easy to follow and not overwhelming ... a useful adjunct to my day-to-day practice as my career as an independent prescriber progresses"

"In a climate in which poly-pharmacy and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of conditions often run alongside, I believe the book would be a useful resource for all physiotherapists"

Book details
ISBN: 9780729542142
Page Count: 364
Retail Price: £35.99