Textbook of Preventive Practice and Community Physiotherapy

by Bharati Vijay Bellare, Pavithra Rajan, Unnati Nikhil Pandit

The course on “Physiotherapy in Community health” is still struggling to gain ground especially in certain part of the India. In certain universities across the country, it has been introduced with a modified nomenclature. The title “Prevention Practice and Community Physiotherapy (PPCPT)” was therefore selected this textbook to highlight its scope directing towards an individual as well as specific population. This textbook comprises of total 10 chapters. Chapter 15 discusses basic structure of the abdominal capsule and reviews the status of abdominal capsule with regards to Obstetrical health demanding multilevel preventive practice of health promotion. Chapter 16 presents discussion on preventive neonatal health and developmental neuromusculoskeletal issues in children. Chapter 17 provides an overview of physiological changes with aging in cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal system and describes factors influencing aging process and role of physiotherapy in older adults. It also discusses secondary prevention strategies focusing on falls in elderly and various intervention techniques used to prevent falls and the fear of falling. The aim of chapter 18 is to understand the concept of altered consciousness, examination of a patient with altered consciousness, the short and long-term care of such a patient, etc. Chapter 19 deals with tertiary cancer prevention. Chapter 20 seeks to familiarize the readers with the symbiotic relationship of interventional pain management with physiotherapy. Chapter 21 chapter gives an overview of the normal function of hand and various predisposing factors affecting the same. Chapter 22 aims to cover prevention and rehabilitation strategies in diabetic foot. Chapter 23 aims to present a comprehensive insight into the lifecycle of disaster management through innovative strategies. Chapter 24 deals with the discussion on community based physiotherapy (CBP).


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Bellare Bharati Vijay
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College; MGM School of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2. Rajan Pavithra
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
3. Pandit Unnati Nikhil Padmashree Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ISBN 9789352704033
Speciality Physiotherapy
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18048
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 308
Book Type Textbook


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