This very comprehensive manual of physiotherapy is now available in a completely revised edition. Renowned experts in their specific disciplines have updated the physiotherapeutic knowledge presented in this work so that it is now in accordance with the latest state of the art. Practitioners and students are therefore provided with the latest knowledge on the fundamentals of physiotherapy, including physiotherapeutic treatment techniques and their relation to all relevant medical specialties. New additions include chapters on quality management in rehabilitation, occupational health management, and first aid. The evidence and guidelines for physiotherapy treatments have been reviewed and updated. An important component is the evaluation of the evidence for the individual procedures.
The extensive body of knowledge is organized according to medical specialties and is detailed and clearly structured. All disease patterns relevant to physiotherapy are covered, with available guidelines and evidence for the following specialties: Orthopedics, Surgery, Intensive Care Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Urology, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Mental Disorders, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Sports Medicine, and Sports Physiotherapy.
This manual provides up-to-date, comprehensive, sound, and evidence-based knowledge about all aspects of physiotherapy. It is aimed not only at physiotherapists and physicians in training and practice but also at other professional people and groups who are active in health care or who want to inform themselves about treatment options in this field.
Following his physiotherapy certification, Dr. Kolster studied human biology and human medicine in Marburg. He has undertaken further clinical studies in physical medicine and other disciplines, with a special focus on the presentation and application of reflex-therapeutic procedures. Dr. Kolster is the author and editor of scientific textbooks in the fields of medicine, physiotherapy, naturopathic medicine, and physical medicine.
Verena Gesing, physiotherapist and manual therapist, has been intensively involved with the topic of "trigger points" for many years, both practically and theoretically. She is co-editor and co-author of the reference book "Handbuch Physiotherapie". Furthermore, she regularly publishes articles in professional journals. Verena Gesing works as an instructor in "Physiotherapy" and as a professional freelance physiotherapist.
Andreas Alt is a sports scientist, physiotherapist and specialist for therapeutic quality at the SportClinic Sihlcity as well as the author of numerous specialist articles.