Susan V. Duff
"The human hand enhances our life through its dexterity and serves to express our intelligence, as well as our emotions, through gesture. Prehension, or the ability to use our hands and upper limbs effectively, can be a strong determinant of functional independence. Upper limb dysfunction limits the degree to which we use our prehensile skills even during simple tasks. To understand dysfunction, it is important to first review normal capabilities and explore prehension at different phases of the life span."
Mark Zetin, Cara T. Hoepner, and Jennifer Kurth
"Here, both therapist and client will learn the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available, and how to get the most out of those treatments.
Zetin, Hoepner, and Kurth explain the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, and the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available. Even more important, they show patients how to best work with their clinicians and clinicians how to best help their patients. The book is liberally sprinkled with case discussions, which demystify the treatment protocols and show the various ways that clients respond to treatment. In this book, medical professionals have a go-to desk reference for their questions about depression, and consumers have a friendly, accessible introduction to an otherwise intimidating disorder."
Physiologic Principles of Resistance Training and Functional Integration for the Injured and Disabled
Daniel Cipriani and Jeffrey E. Falkel
This chapter focuses on resistance training and the physiologic effects on athletes and individuals who have injuries or those who have permanent physical disabilities.
Susan V. Duff, Anne Shumway-Cook, and Marjorie H. Woollacott
"Problems with reach, grasp, and manipulation have an impact on many activities performed in daily life, such as dressing, eating, and grooming. As such, they are a major focus of intervention for clinicians involved in the rehabilitation of patients with neurologic pathology. Upper extremity dysfunction manifests in different ways, as seen in the following case studies. The first case illustrates loss of function in an adult patient following a stroke, while the second case features a child with underdeveloped prehension."