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An Essential Text for the Allied Health Professions


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This book examines physiology as it relates to the pathology of conditions encountered in the clinical environment. Coverage includes information relevant to physical therapists and occupational therapists, that focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient interaction and rehabilitation. Physiology material presented is particularly relevant to physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. Content thoroughly addresses the requirements of occupational therapy and physical therapy clinicians Key points and summaries make the information accessible and easy to follow. Current evidence is presented on the biological basis of disease, and biological processes are linked to clinical manifestations and therapeutic management. Easy-to-follow flow charts summarize disease processes. Lists of journal articles and texts direct the reader to sources for more in-depth information. Radiographs, scans, and photographs illustrate disease processes.

Author Biography

Dr Delva Shamley is a South African graduate and has been in academia for 26 years, 13 of which were spent in the UK. Her training and experience of clinical research comes from Oxford NHS and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Oxford University, UK. Delva has been training and supporting clinicians in Research Methods for many years. She returned to Cape Town in 2011 and started as Deputy Director of the UCT CRC in October of 2013. She has since been appointed as the Interim Director for CRC.
Release date NZ
August 30th, 2005
Edited by Delva Shamley
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
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