For physical therapists practising, or with an interest in, acupuncture and related techniques, this book provides a complete introduction with pointers for further study. It will equip the physical therapist with a number of basic techniques to incorporate straight away into practice. Clear criteria are given for decision-making. The focus is on conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists, particularly musculoskeletal conditions. The text is supported by clear illustrations.
Editors and contributors represent the international experts in their respective fields Takes a very practical approach -- scene-setting chapters cover theory and research, and basic techniques are covered in the text with illustrations
Case studies help relate theory to practice and aid decision-making Self-testing exercises at the end of each chapter aid learning
Edited by Val Hopwood, PhD, FCSP, Dip Ac Nanjing, Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK; Maureen Lovesey, ONC, MBAcC, SRP, MCSP, Private Practitioner, Berkhamsted, UK; Chairman, International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists, UK and Sara Mokone, BSc(RAND)Physiotherapy, BSC(SocSci), LicAc, DipCounsellingSkills, RSATeaching Cert, Part-time Community Physiotherapist, North Middlesex Hospital Trust, St. Anne's Hospital, North London, UK