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Perfect for hand therapy specialists, hand therapy students, and any other professional who encounters clients with upper extremity issues, Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 2nd Edition contains everything you need to make sound therapy decisions. Coverage includes hand anatomy, the evaluation process, and diagnosis-specific information. Expert tips, treatment guidelines, and case studies round out this comprehensive text designed to help you think critically about each client’s individual needs.

"Overall, a very clear readable style is adopted throughout, with theory supported by various anecdotal case studies. Excellent use is made of illustrations, and many chapters contain the helpful addition of ‘clinical pearls’ or ‘tips from the field’, which are an attempt to make transparent the links between theory and practice. In conclusion, this is an excellent core text for reference purposes." Reviewed by: British Journal of Occupational Therapy Date: Aug 2014

  • Emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process and addressing how to decide what to evaluate.
  • Covers a broad array of common diagnoses seen in hand therapy, including shoulder and elbow disorders, peripheral nerve problems, wrist and hand fractures, tendonitis and tendonosis, finger sprains and deformities, tendon injuries, arthritis, burns, infections, ganglion cysts, stiffness, Dupuytrens, and pediatric and geriatric hand problems.
  • Diagnostic-specific information and treatment guidelines follow a consistent format:
    • Overview
    • Diagnosis and pathology
    • Timelines and healing
    • Anatomy
    • Treatment (non-operative and/or operative)
    • Questions to ask the doctor
    • What to say to clients
    • Evaluation tips
    • Diagnosis-specific information that affects clinical reasoning
    • Tips from the field
    • Precautions and concerns
    • Role of therapy assistants
    • Case examples
  • Offers topics to use as mental prompts when working in the clinical setting:
    • Questions to ask the doctor
    • What to say to clients
    • Tips from the field
    • Precautions and concerns
  • Over 400 illustrations in the text and on the CD demonstrate important concepts.
  • Case studies in the common diagnoses chapters demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and highlight the "human" side of each client encounter.
  • Clinical pearls and precautions share advice from the author and contributors, learned from years of clinical experience.
  • Describes the role of the therapy assistant with the client, showing how the therapy assistant may be included in the therapy process.
  • Glossary includes key terms from the text, offering easy access to definitions of key terms.
  • CD provides samples of hand therapy exercises and clinical forms that may be used with clients.
    • NEW! Chapters on yoga and pilates provide guidance into new ways to treat upper extremity problems.
    • NEW! Chapter on wound care gives you a thorough foundation on how wounds impact therapeutic outcomes.
    • NEW! Chapter on orthotics has been added to cover basic splinting patterns.
    • NEW! Online resources help assess your understanding and retention of the material.
    Part One: Fundamentals

    1. Fundamentals of Clinical Reasoning: Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques and Rationale for Use – Cynthia Cooper

    2. Upper Extremity Anatomy – Sharon Flinn and Peggy Beckley

    3. Edema Reduction Techniques: A Biological Rationale for Selection – Sandra Artzberger

    4. Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity – Lori Falkel

    5. Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity – Linda Klein

    6. Assessing Functional Outcomes – Rebecca von der Heyde

    Part Two: Professionalism

    7. Clients with Functional Somatic Syndromes and Clients with Challenging Behavior – Joel Moorhead and Cynthia Cooper

    8. Fundamentals of Client-Therapist Rapport – Teri Britt

    9. Therapy Assistants’ Roles in Hand Therapy – Cynthia Cooper

    Appendix to Part Two: Some Thoughts on Professionalism – Cynthia Cooper

    Part Three: Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

    10. Common Shoulder Diagnoses – Mike Butler

    11. Common Elbow Diagnoses – Michael Staino

    12. Common Peripheral Nerve Problems – Anne Moscony

    13. Common Wrist and Hand Fractures – Anne Moscony

    14. Common Forms of Tendinitis/Tendinosis – Cynthia Cooper and Hope Martin

    15. Common Finger Sprains and Deformities – Cynthia Cooper

    16. Tendon Injury – Linda Klein

    17. Arthritis – Jeanine Biese

    18. Pain Related Syndromes: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – Romina Astifidis

    19. Burns – Lisa Deshaies

    20. Common Infections – Cynthia Cooper

    21. Ganglion Cysts and Other Common Tumors of the Hand and Wrist – Cynthia Cooper

    22. Traumatic Hand Injury Involving Multiple Structures – Paige Kurtz

    23. Preventing and Treating Stiffness – Barbara Haines

    24. Dupuytren’s Disease – Cornelia von Lersner-Benson

    25. Upper Extremity Problems in Clients with Central Nervous System Dysfunction – Michelle Abrams

    26. Pediatric Hand Therapy – Lynn Bassini and Mukund Patel

    27. Geriatric Hand Therapy – Cynthia Cooper

    Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT, Owner of Cooper Hand Therapy, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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