Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy, A Clinical Decision-Making Approach

Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy

A Clinical Decision-Making Approach

By Judith E. Deutsch, PT, PhD, Professor and Director, Rivers Lab, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ; and Ellen Z. Anderson, PT, MA, GCS, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


1. Definitions, Categorization, and Historical Review
2. Conceptual Framework for Clinical Decision-Making in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3. Modifiers of Clinical Decision-Making Related to CAM
4. Alternative Medical Systems
5. Acupuncture
6. Arnica
7. Mind-Body Interventions
8. Therapeutic Aspects of Yoga
9. Tai Chi
10. Biologically-Based Therapies
11. Ginkgo Biloba
12. Glucosamine Chondroitin
13. Energy Therapy Overview
14. Therapeutic Touch
15. Qi Gong
16. Magnets
17. Reiki
18. Manual Body-Based Therapies
19. Rolfing
20. Feldenkrais
21. Alexander
22. Craniosacral Therapy
23. Pilates