A who's who of theorists, educators, and practitioners explores the concept of "occupation" and its role as the foundation for occupational therapy practice today. Each contributor explains the conceptual models, frameworks, paradigms, or theoretically-based guidelines that they have developed.
This text focuses on how environments (physical, social, cultural and institutional) can be used by occupational therapists to enable occupational performance with all clients. It should provide a framework to think about how environments fit into occupational therapy theory and practice.
Provides the essential information required for occupational therapy practice in the physical approach to the intervention process. This practical and user-friendly text offers an entry-level approach to bridging the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition with everyday practice, specifically concerning interventions.
Designed specifically for the therapist or health care professional, this guide demonstrates techniques which may be used to teach those with physical limitations or the elderly how to understand and perform tasks successfully in the kitchen. It addresses such issues as nutrition and safety.
This text covers anatomy, physiology and neuroscience relevant to the practice of speech and language therapy in sufficient detail to equip students with an understanding of the relevance of basic medical sciences to the clinical components of their courses.
Providing information on how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this practical text includes discussions on sanitation, hygiene, body mechanics, business practices, ethics, and more. Beginning with the basics and expanding to therapeutic applications, it also provides an introduction to complementary bodywork systems.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest specifications from the different awarding bodies. It features a brand new colour section, an updated page design and photographs and illustrations throughout.
Provides readers with an introduction to the art of Indian head massage. This book concentrates on practical application with photographs of numerous massage routines. It includes information on doshas, marma points and treatment of common ailments. It is useful for students on short, level 2 courses, professional massage therapists, and others.
Containing step-by-step photographs and an interactive CD-ROM, this book covers the fundamentals of Indian Head Massage, from anatomy and physiology to health and safety, massage routines and marketing techniques. It is useful reading for the students of Indian head massage.
Serves as a guide to the examination of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This title brings together the examination and assessment of the structures involved: joints, nerve and muscle tissue. It includes a list of the possible causes of pain, and is suitable for those required to identify and assess clinical problems in this area.
Presents a range of technological developments, which may be used in the field of clinical rehabilitation. This book explains and demystifies their practical relevance for the non-specialist clinician. It is a useful for those working in the field of rehabilitation who encounter biotechnological innovations as part of their professional practice.
Massage has been practised in one form or another for thousands of years, and its beneficial effects are well established. This guide includes techniques for self massage, instant massage, and sports massage to soothe aching muscles and joints.
A student-friendly text that delivers "need to know" disease content, along with the essential foundation in science that nursing, physician assistant, pharmacology, advanced health science, and medical students need to succeed in their future careers.
These multi-sensory group sessions, one for each week of the year, are ideal for working with older adults. Focusing on reminiscence to stimulate memory and sensory functioning, and enhance wellbeing, these activities bring a fresh approach to group sessions. Supporting colour photographs and cards are available to download.
Presents the coverage of critical concepts and practices for occupational therapy students. This title helps students learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings.
Suitable for students and practitioners applying occupational therapy models in the field, this book provides an overview of the common models in practice. It describes occupational therapists' use of models within the realities of practice in a variety of contexts.
Offers a practical reference tool to undergraduates and a practical reference tool for clinicians in the application of models and theories to practice. This title provides introduction to the theoretical basis of occupational therapy.
Introduces an innovative approach to nursing practice. Solution-focused nursing is a practical philosophy which emphasizes change at three levels: the client, nursing and society. It teaches three principles: to be cautious of dominant paradigms, to focus not only on problems but solutions too, and to work with and for clients rather than on them.
* New chapters on additional sources of evidence, literature reviews, and developing and using guidelines for practice * Includes worked examples * Provides an accessible introduction to evidence-based practice from an occupational therapy perspective. .
Written primarily for speech and language therapy students, this book provides information, ideas, case illustrations and concepts which aim to help those making the transition from student to qualified clinician.
This book explains the provision, both law and practice, of equipment and home adaptations to assist older or disabled people in daily living. The range of items covered is great, from alarms to artificial limbs, baths to bedrooms, chopping boards to crutches, electronic toothbrushes to environmental controls, and walking frames to wheelchairs.
Addresses the various ways to conceptualize life balance as distinguishable among other positive state constructs. This book is suitable for occupational therapy and occupational science communities; professionals in wellness and holistic health; and those in psychology and sociology.
The Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health is the must-have guide for all occu[ational health practitioners. It brings together current practices, legislation and tools to provide a single authorative guide on how to assess and manage health risks in the workplace.
Discusses a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. This title demonstrates occupational therapies far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity.
This is the first book to look at the practical skills specific to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, making it ideal for trainees preparing to practice in today's busy and often time-limited health and social care settings.
Now revised and updated into a sixth edition, this pocket-size resource includes the latest information in the field of occupational therapy. It remains the only comprehensive dictionary available specifically for occupational therapy. Conveniently sized, this dictionary provides a quick reference to words, their definitions, and important resources used in daily practice and academic training.
Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. This work summarises the research developments in genetics and neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of the various aspects of DLD.
This accessible guide to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an effective therapeutic approach which focuses on strengths and achievements, provides a practical introduction to what SFBT is and how to use it with clients. Barry Winbolt leads the reader through the principles, techniques and steps involved in the approach.