New Edition
Cooper's Fundamentals of Hand Therapy,
Edition 3 Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity
By Christine M. Wietlisbach, OTD, CHT, MPA

Publication Date: 25 Nov 2019

Written for hand therapy specialists and non-specialists, Cooper's Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 3rd Edition emphasizes treatment fundamentals, and provides tips and guidelines for hand therapy practice. This easy-to-use illustrated text and reference guide helps further develop your clinical reasoning skills by describing what goes into the evaluation process, highlighting the humanistic side of each encounter through case studies, and providing the wisdom the contributing authors have acquired through years of practice. This new edition also features additional chapters on the use of common physical agents and orthoses, plus added content on how to integrate evidence-based findings into daily hand practice.

Key Features

  • UPDATED! Chapter covering Orthoses Essential Concepts reflects the latest information in the field. 
  • Case studies with questions and resolutions help you develop strong clinical reasoning skills while presenting the human side of each client encounter.
  • Special features sections such as Questions to Discuss with the Physician, What to Say to Clients, Tips from the Field, and more help you find your own clinical voice. 
  • Anatomy sections throughout text highlight important anatomical bases of dysfunctions, injuries, or disorders.
  • Clinical Pearls highlight relevant information from an experienced author and contributors that you can apply to clinical practice in the future.
  • Evaluation Techniques and Tips help you master appropriate and thorough clinical evaluation of clients.
  • Diagnosis-specific information in the final section of the book is well-organized to give you quick access to the information you need.

New Features

  • NEW! Chapter covering Physical Agent Modalities helps you understand how to use common hand therapy tools. 
  • NEW! Evidence-Based Practice content outlines how to closely examine evidence and integrate it into daily hand therapy practice.
  • NEW! Photos and illustrations throughout provide clear examples of tools, techniques, and therapies.
About the author
By Christine M. Wietlisbach, OTD, CHT, MPA, Hand Therapist, Eisenhower Health, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, West Coast University, Los Angeles, CA; Lecturer and Clinical Faculty, Occupational Therapy Program, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals
1. Fundamentals: Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques
2. Evidence-Based Practice: The Basic Tools
3. Functional Anatomy
4. Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity
5. Assessment of Functional Outcomes
6. Hand Coordination
7. Orthoses: Essential Concepts
8. Fundamentals of Edema Management
9. Physical Agent Modalities in the Hand Clinic
10. Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity
11. Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
12. Fundamentals of Client-Therapist Rapport
13. Facilitating Adherence to the Plan of Care
14. Narratives in Hand Therapy
15. Utilization of Therapy Assistants in Hand Therapy
16. Some Thoughts on Professionalism

Part Two: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity
17. Wounds
18. Common Shoulder Diagnoses
19. Elbow Diagnoses
20. Peripheral Nerve Problems
21. Wrist Fractures
22. Wrist Instabilities
23. Hand Fractures
24. Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Tendinopathies
25. Finger Sprains and Deformities
26. Flexor Tendon Injury
27. Extensor Tendon Injury
28. Tendon and Nerve Transfers
29. Arthritis
30. Burns
31. Infections
32. Dupuytren Contracture
33. Ganglions and Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
34. Traumatic Hand Injury Involving Multiple Structures
35. The Stiff Hand
36. The Neurologic Hand
37. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Pain
38. Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
39. Functional Somatic Syndromes or Challenging Behavior

Book details
ISBN: 9780323524797
Page Count: 560
Illustrations : 400 illustrations
Retail Price : £87.99
J Josephine Morris
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