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Author Weiss, Hedwig.

Title Occupational therapy in epidermolysis bullosa : a holistic concept for intervention from infancy to adult / by Hedwig Weiss, Florian Prinz
Published Vienna : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages)
Series Online access with purchase: Springer
Contents 1 Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - the condition -- 2 Motor Development in early childhood -- 3 Treatment of the tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive perception -- 4 Development of hand functions -- 5 Graphomotor skills -- 6 Independence in everyday life and provision of assistive devices -- 7 Client-directed therapy using the COSA -- 8 Rehabilitation of the hand -- 9 Rehabilitation of the foot -- 10 Conclusion
Summary Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the collective term for a heterogenous group of genetic skin disorders characterised by the formation of blisters and erosions on skin and mucous membranes. This book deals with early childhood motor and perceptual development, a particular challenge for children with extremely fragile skin. Going into functional treatment, it addresses rehabilitation of hands and feet in EB patients with fusions or contractures. The authors are occupational therapists with long-term experience in the management of EB patients. In an extraordinary holistic approach, they present a combination of paediatric and functional areas of treatment. Occupational therapy tools and interventions can help alleviate a number of accompanying complications and symptoms of EB, enhance self-care, and improve quality of life in general. Due to its practical approach, this book not only serves as a unique guide for doctors and health care professionals but is also comprehensible and useful for patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Epidermolysis bullosa -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Occupational therapy for children.
Form Electronic book
Author Prinz, Florian.
ISBN 9781283740913 (MyiLibrary)
1283740915 (MyiLibrary)