This text is a practical guide to the treatment of the most common disabilities encountered by occupational therapists, enabling students to identify treatment techniques and strategies that are relevant and appropriate. The treatment suggestions are pragmatic and user-friendly, serving as the initial step and a quick reference for planning treatment. The text is organized around the major disabilities: physical, psychosocial, geriatric, and pediatric diagnoses. Brief descriptions of the treatment techniques therapists use and definitions of terms relevant to treatment are included. The treatment suggestions are based on real-life clinical experiences and the philosophy of good treatment is clearly stated and focused upon in the course of treatment.
Preface. Treatment Procedures for Alzheimer’s, Amputation, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Arthroplasty, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Blindness, Burns, Cancer, Cardiac Dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Vascular Accident/CVA, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits, Depression, Down Syndrome, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, Edema, Endurance, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Joint Mobilization, Learning Disability, Manual Muscle Test, Motor Control Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, Physical Agent Modalities, Post-Polio Syndrome, Range-of-Motion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Self-Care, Sensory Deficits, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weakness, Work Simplification. Appendixes.