Orthoses, Prostheses & Assistive Devices for Physiotherapists

by Raju Sharma, Akhoury Gourang Sinha, Subrat Kumar Tripathy

This book Orthoses, Prostheses and Assistive Devices for Physiotherapists presents a comprehensive, yet concise description of orthoses, prostheses and various assistive devices such as wheel-chairs, walking aids and therapeutic positioning devices (chairs, standing frames and parawalkers). The main audience of the book are the practitioners and students of physiotherapy, practitioners of orthopedics, sports medicine, occupational therapy and other professional groups dealing with locomotor disability. The subject matter is presented in three sections dealing with orthoses, prostheses and assistive devices. Orthosis and prosthesis are important components of any rehabilitation strategy designed for locomotor disabled. Physiotherapists deal with the prevention and rehabilitation of the locomotor disability. In this book detailed description of hand splints and foot orthoses (Jaipur foot), concise descriptions of spinal orthoses with specific clinic uses and biomechanics, and the types and components of upper and lower limb prostheses. In order to facilitate the understanding, the book contains a good number of figures and photographs of most of the devices described. The book intends to fulfill these requirements and attempts to provide all the relevant information in one place.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sharma Raju
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
2. Sinha Akhoury Gourang
Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), India
Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
3. Tripathy Subrat Kumar Orthotech Appliances, Delhi, India
ISBN 9789350258989
Speciality Physiotherapy
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11658
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 260
Book Type Textbook


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