Best Clinical Practice Guidelines In Occupational Therapy In Eb

Florian Prinz and Hedwig Weiss

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.


From the contents:

  • Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) – The Condition
  • Motor Development in earlychildhood
  • Treatment of the tactile, vestibularand proprioceptive perception
  • Development ofhandfunctions
  • Graphomotor skills
  • Independence in every-daylifeand the provisionofassistivedevices
  • Client-directed therapy using the COSA
  • Rehabilitation of the hand
  • Rehabilitation of the foot

Publication details:

Expectedpublicationdate: 2012 / V
partlycoloured, approx. 200 pages,
Hardcover: ca. EUR 30,-


Hedwig Weiss / Florian Prinz
Occupational therapy in epidermolysis bullosa
A holisticconceptforintervention from infancyto adult

Springer Wien New York

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