This is an updated version of a comprehensive a resource for health professionals working with people (primarily adults) who have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities). It will provide a comprehensive overview of the diverse approaches to treatment and management issues, as well as methods to help them achieve the rehabilitation aims - including the usage of non-healthcare facilities. Split into three sections, the book covers 1: Underlying theory; 2: Assessment; 3: Practical methods of physical treatment and management.* Combines history and the theory underlying learning disability and its associated conditions; assessment, and practical physical treatment.* Achieves carefully assessed aims through methods appropriate to the individual client.* Funding suggestions for working in non-healthcare situations.* Features a breadth of content that also appeals to non-physiotherapists.
Jeanette Rennie (Ed), Self employed physiotherapist working with adults with learning disabilities; formally, Senior Physiotherapist, Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Learning Disability Services.
Preface. List of fi gures. List of tables. List of contributors. I Learning Disability and Associated Problems that Affect Physical Ability. 1 What is Learning Disability? (Jeanette Rennie). 2 Learning Disability: Classifi cation and Associated Conditions (Jeanette Rennie, Mark Sterrick and Jane Neil-MacLachlan). 3 Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in People with Learning Disabilities (Tanya Thiagarajah). 4 Orthopaedic Aspects of Learning Disability (James E. Robb). II Assessing Physical Ability and Planning Intervention. 5 The Multiprofessional Learning Disability Team (Patricia Odunmbaku Auty and Jeanette Rennie). 6 First Steps in Communicating with People Who Have Learning Disabilities (Sue Standing and Sue Smith). 7 Assessment (Anneliese Barrell). 8 Interpretation of Assessment Results as a Basis for Intervention and Outcome Measures (Anneliese Barrell). III Practical Treatment and Management. 9 Postural Care (John Goldsmith and Liz Goldsmith). 10 An approach to Treating and Managing Severe Physical Disability (Ann Findlay). 11 Hydrotherapy (Patricia Odunmbaku Auty). 12 Riding for Disabled People (Alys Watson). 13 Rebound Therapy (Sally Smith and Debbi Cook). 14 Group Work (Jeanette Rennie, Lucy Clark and Helen Holme). 15 Sport and Outdoor Pursuits (Angela Johnson, Jonathan Gray and Ian Silkstone, updated by Jeanette Rennie). 16 Developing Opportunities for Health Promotion and Fitness Using Standard Local Facilities (Jeanette Rennie, Michael Craven, Amanda Leech and Sybil Williams). 17 Complementary Therapies (Libby Davies, Jane Bruce and Maria Gunstone). Appendix A: Further Reading. Appendix B: Useful Addresses and Web Sites. Appendix C: Relevant Acts of Parliament. Index.