Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation: Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention, and Wellness, Fourth Edition

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
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For more than 20 years, Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation continues to be a most researched resource on complementary and alternative therapies in rehabilitation. This renowned text, now in its Fourth Edition, relates the updated scientific evidence and the clinical efficacy of integrating what have now become well known complementary and alternative therapies in rehabilitation to successfully improve patient outcomes.
This text has been developed to accompany university courses in complementary and alternative therapies, as a reference manual for clinical practices, and as a resource for those interested in the science behind holistic therapies.
Holistic therapies are those therapies not commonly found in allopathic medicine that are intended to stimulate a therapeutic response from both the body – neuromusculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems – and the mind. Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition by Dr. Carol M. Davis is particularly designed for those health professionals who want to understand the scientific foundation and peer reviewed research supporting complementary and alternative therapies.
The Fourth Edition is divided into two parts. The beginning chapters describe the latest cellular biology science and explain the theories put forth on the overall mechanisms of action of the effect of these various therapies on the soft tissue, fascia and nervous systems. The first part also chronicles the advancement of scientific research in the various therapies since the 1980’s to explain, in cellular physiology terms, the outcomes observed by using a number of holistic therapies.
The second part presents various therapies commonly integrated with allopathic therapies in rehabilitation – body work therapies, mind/body therapies, and energy work therapies. The text describes each therapy with a history, cellular mechanism of action, and an up-dated reference section of the evidence of efficacy for the therapy as reported in the literature, often concluding with a case example.
Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition will be the go-to resource for health professionals to understand the scientific evidence and efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies for rehabilitation and improving patient outcomes.

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About the Editor

Contributing Authors
Foreword by Carolee Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA 
Section I Introduction

Introduction to the Fourth Edition

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Chapter 1 Energy Techniques as a Way of Returning Healing to Health Care

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Section II The Science That Supports Complementary Therapies
Chapter 2 Psychoneuroimmunology: The Bridge to the Coexistence of Two Paradigms

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Chapter 3 Quantum Physics and Systems Theory: The Science Behind Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Chapter 4 Advances in the Science of Energy Medicine: Vibration, Photons, and the Zero Point Field

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Chapter 5 Fascia and the Extracellular Matrix: Latest Science Discoveries That Forecast the
Importance of This Tissue to Health and Healing

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
Section III Body Work
Chapter 6 Myofascial Release: The Missing Link in Traditional Treatment
John F. Barnes, PT
Chapter 7 Therapeutic Massage and Rehabilitation
Janet Kahn, PhD, MT
Chapter 8 Craniosacral Therapy

Deborah A. Giaquinto-Wahl, MSPT
Chapter 9 Complete Decongestive Therapy
Barbara Funk, MS, OTR, CHT and Kevin R. Kunkel, PhD, MSPT, MLD-CDT
Chapter 10 The Ida Rolf Method of Structural Integration

Judith E. Deutsch, PT, PhD, FAPTA
 Section IV Mind-Body Work

Chapter 11 T’ai Chi: Choreography of Body and Mind

Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Chapter 12 Biofeedback: Connecting the Body and Mind
Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Chapter 13 Yoga Therapeutics: An Ancient Practice in a Twenty-First Century Setting
Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, RYT
Chapter 14 Feldenkrais Method in Rehabilitation: Using Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement to Explore New Movements and Solve Clinical Problems
James Stephens, PT, PhD, GCFP and Teresa M. Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP
Chapter 15 Pilates Rehabilitation
Brent Anderson, PhD, PT, OCS, PMA-CPT
Section V Energy Work
Chapter 16 Reiki: A Biofield Therapy

Sangeeta Singg, PhD, ACN
Chapter 17 Qi Gong for Health and Healing
Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Chapter 18 Acupuncture Theory and Acupuncture-Like Therapeutics in Physical Therapy
Patrick J. LaRiccia, MD, MSCE; Kerri Sowers, PT, DPT, NCS; Lynn B. Littman, MA, MAc, LAc, DiplAc; and Mary Lou Galantino, PT, MS, PhD
Chapter 19 Dry Needling

Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM
Chapter 20 Therapeutic Touch
Ellen Zambo Anderson, PT, MA, GCS
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“The most useful and unique aspect of this book is the detailed discussion of complementary therapies in the context of quantum physics, chemistry, and neurology. As a practitioner and an instructor, I found this book of high quality and highly useful. I plan to study these topics and integrate the information into several of my courses. Although other books cover similar topics, this is the most inclusive and comprehensive one of its type that I have seen. This edition shares the most up-to-date research, terminology, and wisdom with the healthcare community. I highly recommend it to any student, teacher, or practitioner in a health-related discipline.”
                                            -Veronica C. Stern, MS, BCTMB, CSCS, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Doody’s Review Service

About the Editors

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, received her undergraduate degree in biology from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, an MS with certificate in physical therapy from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, a Doctorate in Humanistic Studies (psychology and philosophy; EdD) from the School of Education at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from Mass General Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachussetts.

As a faculty member at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami Florida, Dr. Davis served as Clinical Assistant Professor with Family and Internal Medicine from 1983 to 1985, during which time she coordinated the Fellowship in Clinical Geriatrics. She served as Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy from 1987 to 2009. She retired from her position in 2015 with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Professor Emerita in the Department of Physical Therapy. Additionally, she has held the positions of Clinical Staff and Clinical Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and Assistant Professor and Co-Chair ad interim of physical therapy at Sargent College of Boston University.

She is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant in teaching and developing curriculum in attitudes and values, ethics, geriatrics, and complementary therapies in rehabilitation. Dr. Davis authored the book Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, now in its sixth edition, and she coauthored the text Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing with Dr. Christine Williams. These texts were published by SLACK Incorporated.

Today, Dr. Davis is an active guest lecturer on the structure and function of fascia, teaches the John F. Barnes myofascial release approach nationally and internationally, and practices physical therapy and J.F. Barnes myofascial release 2 days per week in Miami, Florida. She has studied the John F. Barnes myofascial release approach since 1989 and uses it regularly as a complement to her physical therapy treatments. In 2003, she was awarded the Catherine Worthingham Fellow award for a lifetime of outstanding service to the profession by the American Physical Therapy Association.