Examines the foundations of rehabilitation, expanding the concept of movement beyond the physical body. Drawing from disability studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, and bioethics, this text:
- Explores the limitations of biomedicine as the organising framework of rehabilitation
- Evaluates new directions to diversify contemporary rehabilitation practice
- Establishes the parameters for a reconfigured ethics of rehabilitation
- Analyzes physical rehabilitation, examining their prevalence and effects
- Encourages new ways of thinking about disability, therapy goals, and patients' wellbeing
- Offers alternative views of rehabilitation that can inform education, policy, and practice.