Clinical Applications for Motor Control

Clinical Applications for Motor Control

by Patricia C. Ed. Montgomery
     
 

Clinical Applications for Motor Control is a comprehensive text that will help to bridge the gap between motor control/motor learning research and practical clinical applications for physical therapists. This thoroughly updated text is written by a variety of physical therapists with a broad range of clinical expertise areas such as neurophysiology, biomechanics,

Overview

Clinical Applications for Motor Control is a comprehensive text that will help to bridge the gap between motor control/motor learning research and practical clinical applications for physical therapists. This thoroughly updated text is written by a variety of physical therapists with a broad range of clinical expertise areas such as neurophysiology, biomechanics, and human motor control. The case-study format that is applied throughout the text amplifies the principles of motor control research and demonstrates the transfer of information from research studies to clinical settings. Clinical Applications for Motor Control begins with an introductory and historical review of traditional neurophysiologic treatment approaches and new theoretical alternatives. This educational opening will set the flow for the rest of the text as chapters progress into topics such as motor control; learning and development; musculoskeletal considerations; sensory and cognitive systems underlying the production and control of movement; disorders of the control of limb movement; and gait. Throughout the text, five case studies representing common clinical problems are used to facilitate clinical problem solving. This innovative style is geared towards the student who has limited clinical experience, while also serving as a useful reference for the practicing clinician.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556425455
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT

Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, received her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla, her MA degree in educational psychology, and her PhD in child psychology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Dr. Montgomery has a private practice in pediatrics in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and has taught in physical therapy programs at several academic institutions. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and also provides continuing education courses for physical therapy clinicians.

Barbara H. Connolly, EdD, PT, FAPTA

Barbara H. Connolly, EdD, PT, FAPTA, received her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She received an MEd in special education and an EdD in curriculum and instruction from Memphis State University, Tenn. She is professor and chairman of the department of physical therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She holds an academic appointment in physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis and serves as a guest lecturer at numerous other programs in physical therapy. Additionally, Dr. Connolly remains active in the clinic through the University of Tennessee faculty practice.

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