Rheumatological Physiotherapy

Rheumatological Physiotherapy

By Carol David, MCSP, SRP, Honorary Secretary, Rheumatic Care Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Cannock Chase Hospital, Cannock, Staffordshire, UK; and Jill Lloyd, BA, MCSP, SRP, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Paramedical Studies, Brunel University


GENERAL TOPICS 1. The Multidisciplinary Team and Patient Education 2. Immunology 3. Drug Management 4. Pain Management 5. Gait Analysis and Biomechanics 6. Joint Protection Advice and Splinting 7. Surgery for Rheumatic Problems COMMON CONDITIONS 8. Rheumatoid Arthritis 9. Osteoarthritis 10. Ankylosing Spondiylitis LESS COMMON CONDITIONS 11. Soft Tissue Disorders 12. Seronegative Arthritidies 13. Connective Tissue Disorders 14. Vasculidities 15. Metabolic Disorders 16. Miscellaneous Rhematological Conditions THE HAND & FOOT IN SPECIFIC RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS 17. Hand Problems in Rheumatology 18. Foot Problems in Rheumatology PAEDIATRICS 19. Arthritis in Children