Physiotherapy for Children
Physiotherapy for Children,
Edition 1
By Teresa Pountney, PhD, MA, MCSP

Publication Date : 01 Aug 2007

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Description
A comprehensive clinical manual and reference on paediatric physiotherapy, which examines all of the theoretical and clinical aspects of physiotherapy provision for children and young adults including: Neurology; Cardio-respiratory; Musculoskeletal; Oncology and palliative care; Mental health; Acquired brain injury.

Dr Teresa Pountney heads up a team of experienced practitioners who cover a range of conditions from those experienced by the typically developing child to those with disabilities and diseases. The changing needs of children with long term conditions
is described, as well as methods of service delivery to enable children and families to benefit as much as possible from their treatment. The different settings in which physiotherapy is provided for children, school, home, and hospital is described in addition to strategies and legislation relating to this.

Key Features

  • Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • Case studies illustrate practical applications of concepts and techniques and offer clinical reasoning behind decision-making
  • Outcome measures discussed in depth - over 14 different assessments are reviewed
  • Up to date - most recent research and newest legislation taken into account
About the author
By Teresa Pountney, PhD, MA, MCSP, Research Physiotherapist, Chailey Heritage Clinical Services, East Sussex
Table of Contents
Part 1 Approaches to working with children

Chapter 1 Legal and ethical framework

Chapter 2 Service delivery

Part 2 Assessment and Outcome measures

Chapter 3 Outcome measures

Chapter 4 Clinical gait analysis

Part 3 Neurology

Chapter 5 Motor control in developmental neurology

Chapter 6 Neonatal Care

Chapter 7 Cerebral palsy

Chapter 8 Neural tube defects

Chapter 9 Developmental co-ordination disorder

Chapter 10 Assistive Technology

Part 4 Acquired brain injury

Chapter 11 Acquired brain injury: Acute phase

Chapter 12 Acquired brain injury: Long-term rehabilitation

Part 5 Musculoskeletal

Chapter 13 Orthopaedics

Chapter 14 Rheumatology

Chapter 15 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Chapter 16 Sports injuries

Part 6 Cardio-Respiratory

Chapter 17 The anatomy and physiology of the immature respiratory system

Chapter 18 Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for the acutely ill, non-ventilated child

Chapter 19 Paediatric Intensive Care

Part 7 Oncology & Palliative Care

Chapter 20 Cancer in the Child and Young Person

Part 8 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Chapter 21 Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Book Reviews
"Information is presented in a variety of forms: from diagrams, tables and bullet points; to photos, question and answers and case studies; making the information easy to read and take in.

As a student physiotherapist I have found the book extremely helpful; in particular, the use of case studies, which help pull together how the theory is applied in practice. This is an ideal textbook for those with limited experience like myself, or for anybody requiring a little refresher on the subject."

Linda Wilkinson, University of Southampton



"This book is a great introduction to paediatric physiotherapy. It is clear, concise and understandable. Pountney has arranged the book so that each chapter is clearly identified, with it’s own contents list on the first page in order to enable to the reader to locate the information they need quickly.

The arrangement of topics is logical and the provision of further reading material as well as useful websites is very beneficial for professional development."

Jennifer Louise Oakes, University of Central Lancashire



"Brilliant. At last a British physiotherapy for children publication. The case studies give appropriate examples of what happens in practice. The figures are very illustrative"

Maggie Whittaker, Lecturer, Health & Human Sciences, University of Essex


“There is such a wealth of information in every chapter from authors who are experts in their field of clinical practice. The book is easy to read and would be an excellent study tool for students of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy to name a few, and for any clinician working in the field of paediatrics or wanting to learn more about paediatrics….I would recommend this as a ‘must have’ for your bookshelf, and only wish it had been available when I was a student and when I was starting out as an OT….It would be a worthwhile addition to any therapist’s bookshelf¿.

Joanne McConnell. Posture & Mobility: Vol 24:2, Autumn 2007
Book details
ISBN: 9780750688864
Page Count: 376
Illustrations: Approx. 180 illustrations
Retail Price: £51.99