Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry, 1st Edition

a scientific and clinical based approach
Editors :
Michel Probst & Liv Helvik Skjaerven
A brand new and must have textbook for the students and practising physiotherapists which acts as a trusted guide on the different perspectives, contexts and approaches across the spectrum of mental health and psychiatry settings. Grounded in theory ...view more

A brand new and must have textbook for the students and practising physiotherapists which acts as a trusted guide on the different perspectives, contexts and approaches across the spectrum of mental health and psychiatry settings. Grounded in theory and clinical practice, it covers a range of widely-used evaluation tools and treatment methods for specific syndromes and pathologies which will help physiotherapists to signpost and identify the care needs of their patients within both individual and group therapeutic settings. Case studies ensure that the theory discussed is applied to various practical scenarios after which reflective exercises are used to reinforce learning and understanding.

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A brand new and must have textbook for the students and practising physiotherapists which acts as a trusted guide on the different perspectives, contexts and approaches across the spectrum of mental health and psychiatry settings. Grounded in theory and clinical practice, it covers a range of widely-used evaluation tools and treatment methods for specific syndromes and pathologies which will help physiotherapists to signpost and identify the care needs of their patients within both individual and group therapeutic settings. Case studies ensure that the theory discussed is applied to various practical scenarios after which reflective exercises are used to reinforce learning and understanding.


Key Features
  • First internationally-relevant textbook for physiotherapists covering a range of mental health and psychiatry settings
  • Ideal confidence booster for both students and practitioners new to the subject
  • Contributed by world-leading academics, clinicians and researchers in the field
  • Advocates a scientific and clinical based approach with patient at centre
  • Concepts applied to practice with case studies
  • Multi-perspective views and approaches to human movement and function
  • In-text reflective learning exercises

Author Information
Edited by Michel Probst, PT, PhD, Professor (part-time) in Physiotherapy, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences; Head of the Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium and Liv Helvik Skjaerven, PT, MSc, Professor in Physiotherapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiography, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway