Oxford Handbook of Medical Rehabilitation (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198785477

Manoj Sivan; Margaret Phillips; Ian Baguley; Melissa Nott
656 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Oct 2019
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The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine is designed to provide concise information on rehabilitation aspects of long-term medical conditions affecting adults. The book has two sections, one on clinical symptom-specific approaches and another on condition-specific approaches. The clinical approach section outlines the management of common symptoms encountered in rehabilitation settings. The section on specific conditions provides information that will enable the reader to put the symptoms in context with the condition and provide direct management in a comprehensive and holistic manner.
As the practice in rehabilitation goes beyond dealing with condition specific symptoms and is more focused on problem solving, the handbook provides a solid grounding in managing common practical problems in functions such as mobility, cognition, sex, relationships and work productivity. The conditions covered include neurological, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiac, pulmonary, cancer, vascular, trauma and burns. The latest advances from the field of orthotics, prosthesis, wheelchairs, technical aids and rehabilitation technology are included. The content and layout within each chapter and handbook as a whole attempt to capture all the aspects of WHO ICF biopsychosocial model for health conditions.
This Handbook, although aimed at medical doctors in the specialist area of Rehabilitation Medicine (also known as Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in some countries), will prove useful to other members of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, support workers and any other allied healthcare professionals working in rehabilitation of chronic conditions. The Handbook will also appeal to doctors in the related specialties like Neurology, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, Pain Medicine and Sports and Exercise Medicine.


1 Concepts of rehabilitation
2 Epidemiology
3 Rehabilitation team
4 Organisation of services
5 History and examination
6 Rehabilitation assessment and evaluation
7 Cognition and behaviour
8 Communication
9 Swallowing
10 Spasticity and contractures
11 Chronic pain
12 Neurogenic bladder and bowel
13 Sexual function
14 Skin problems
15 Injections in rehabilitation medicine
16 Cardiac rehabilitation
17 Respiratory issues in rehabilitation
18 Mobility and gait
19 Family and relationships
20 Vocational rehabilitation
21 Orthotics
22 Wheelchairs and seating
23 Assistive technology
24 Personal factors in rehabilitation
25 Rehabilitation in critical illness
26 Traumatic brain injury
27 Spinal cord injury
28 Stroke
29 Multiple Sclerosis
30 Cerebral palsy
31 Neurodegenerative conditions
32 Prolonged disorders of consciousness
33 Disorders of the peripheral nerves
34 Muscle disorders
35 Common musculoskeletal conditions
36 Musculoskeletal problems of upper and lower limb
37 Spinal problems
38 Cancer rehabilitation
39 Geriatric rehabilitation
40 Burns rehabilitation
41 Amputee rehabilitation

About the author: 

Dr Manoj Sivan MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Leeds and an honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine in Leeds NHS Hospitals. He is also an honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Manchester. He has held UK's first NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) integrated training post and was involved in the development of a home-based rehabilitation robotic device for upper limb exercise after stroke, this work received national and international awards (including the European Academy prize). His research interests are rehabilitation technology, chronic pain management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and exercise medicine.
Dr Margaret Phillips MD FRCP is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine in the Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. She is experienced in undergraduate and postgraduate education, including the development of various methods of teaching medical students about rehabilitation. Research interests concern neuromuscular conditions and rehabilitation practice. Her clinical roles cover inpatients and outpatients, with specific interests in Huntington's disease, motor neurone disease, neuromuscular conditions and young adults with physical disabilities.
A/Prof Ian Baguley MBBS PhD FAFRM OAM is a Senior Staff Specialist and the Research Team Leader of Westmead Hospital's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, holding academic positions with the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. He has published over 180 book chapters, refereed journal articles and conference papers and is an internationally recognized expert on spasticity management and Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity following brain injury. In 2008 he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Post-doctoral Fellowship. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to medicine, particularly brain injury rehabilitation.
Dr Melissa Nott is an occupational therapy clinical researcher and academic based at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Her clinical expertise and research focuses on multidisciplinary management of complex neurological disorders, including traumatic brain injury and stroke, targeting improved clinical outcomes through better functional assessment and enhancing occupational performance. She has a strong commitment to post-graduate research students and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of rehabilitation.

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