Paediatric Orthotics

Paediatric Orthotics

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This is one of very few books on orthotics published in recent years and the only book focusing solely on the orthotic management of children. The first part of the book considers the principles that are fundamental to orthotic management, including a review of biomechanics, consideration of clinical assessment methods, and the materials and fabrication techniques used to make orthoses. The second part considers the appropriate orthotic management of the more common conditions in childhood in the context of multidisciplinary care. "Paediatric Orthotics" provides both a basic grounding in the subject together and a practical guidance to help clinical practice. It will be of use not only to orthotists but also to physical and occupational therapists, paediatricians, paediatric orthopaedic surgeons and physiatrists. The book is also essential reading for all students and clinicians involved in the physical management of children with disabilities.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683816
  • 9781898683810

About Luciano S. Dias

Dr Morris is a Principal Orthotist at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and a MRC Special Training Fellow in Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford; and a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He has 20 years experience working as an orthotist. He is the current Chairman of the Trustees for the Orthotic Education and Training Trust in the UK and a member of the editorial board of Mac Keith Press.show more

Table of contents

Authors' Appointments; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Biomechanical Principles; 3. Assessment; 4. Materials, components and fabrication; 5. Upper-limb orthoses; 6. Lower-limb orthoses; 7. Congenital deformaties; 8. Conditions arising in childhood; 9. Cerebral Palsy; 10. Muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies and peripheral neuropathies; 11. Myelomeningocoele; 12. Idiopathic Scoliosis; 13. Protective and corrective headwear.; Index.show more