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Whiplash is one of the most debated and controversial musculoskeletal conditions. This is, in part, due to the often compensable nature of the injury and the fact that a precise pathoanatomical diagnosis is not usually achievable. Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice presents the evidence underpinning the complexity of whiplash associated disorders (WADs), from the specifics of current physiological and psychological manifestations of the condition to broader issues such as compensation and litigation. This new text will be essential reading for physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, occupational therapy and health psychology practitioners and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners in rehabilitation therapies and primary care. All professions involved in the management of patients with whiplash, from clinicians to policy makers will find this an invaluable resource. * discrete chapters on litigation and the role of compensation * case studies on acute and chronic whiplash conditions * covers the spectrum of the current evidence base for whiplash * includes perspectives from a wide range of disciplinesThe personal and economic costs associated with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are a signifi- cant health burden, due in most ... with a general plateau in symptoms occurring after this time.2 More recently, trajectory modelling analyses have been used to identify ... acute whiplash, most guidelines recommend early return to activity, exercise and education/advice based on the evidence available anbsp;...

Author:Michele Sterling, Justin Kenardy
Publisher:Elsevier Australia - 2011


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