Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation by Stanley F. Wainapel

Although unconventional therapies have coexisted with traditional medicine for centuries, the extent of their utilization was only recently recognized; we now know between one third and one half of patients receiving traditional rehabilitation therapies have had some experience with what has come to be referred to variously as alternative, complementary, or integrative medicine. Given the pervasiveness and popularity of alternative medicine, physicians and other health professionals should be able to appropriately advise or counsel patients regarding the potential benefits or problems associated with such interventions. In order to do so they need to become familiar with some of the more common therapies and the rapidly expanding research literature that has grown around them. The present volume addresses these needs and will serve as an introductory guide for rehabilitation practitioners who wish to expand their range of treatment options. This book does not presume or attempt to be an encyclopedic compendium of all types of alternative medicine services. Instead, we have selected representative therapies that will serve to introduce the reader to the wide range of therapies available. The book is organized the chapters into categories that emphasize their kinship with the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: manipulation, therapeutic movement, mind-body techniques, and physical modalities. Subsequent sections deal with research and reimbursement, while the final chapters highlight specific therapies in the clinical management of several common disabling disorders.

Buy Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation by Stanley F. Wainapel from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781888799668
ISBN-10: 1888799668
Format: Hardback
(230mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation by Stanley F. Wainapel

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation book by Stanley F. Wainapel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Stanley F. Wainapel

Avital Fast, MD, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 1994. Dr. Fast is an internationally recognized clinician, teacher, and researcher who has contributed extensively to the physiatric literature.