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.
About the Editor:
Jeanette Rennie, Self employed physiotherapist working with adults with learning disabilities; formally, Senior Physiotherapist, Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Learning Disability Services.