Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait / Edition 2
  • Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait / Edition 2
  • Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait / Edition 2

Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait / Edition 2

by Taylor and Francis, Thomas Brandt, Marjorie H. Woollacott, John G. Nutt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340806575

ISBN-13: 9780340806579

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The diagnosis and treatment of the patient with critically impaired walking abilities present the busy physician with a formidable challenge. This book provides a comprehensive account of the various balance, posture and gait disorders, and of the methods for Their effective Read More ...management. The text is divided into five sections dealing with the normal and

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The diagnosis and treatment of the patient with critically impaired walking abilities present the busy physician with a formidable challenge. This book provides a comprehensive account of the various balance, posture and gait disorders, and of the methods for Their effective Read More ...management. The text is divided into five sections dealing with the normal and developmental aspects, the assessment, the clinical disorders and the rehabilitation of balance and gait, as well as with the specifics of gait and balance disorders in the elderly. The authors discuss common clinical problems: difficulty in keeping one's balance, dizziness, or difficulty in walking. Symptoms like these are able to attribute a host of different disorders of the motor system, the muscoloskeletal apparatus, the vestibular system, or even psychological imbalance, so the editors have taken to cross-disciplinary approach to the subject. Neurologists, psychiatrists, Physiologists, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-otologists, geriatricians, physiotherapists and havebeen Recruited as contributors and Encouraged to tread across frontiers so as to Provide a multi-directional view of the various ailments. The aim of this volume is not to exhaust any specific disease Resulting in the impairment of gait, balance, or posture. Rather, the editors emphasize the need for physicians dealing with gait and balance disorders to broaden Their knowledge of other medical specialties, and set out from a more exhaustive base When looking for the cause of disease.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340806579
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1Posture and equilibrium1
2Adaptive human locomotion: influence of neural, biological and mechanical factors on control mechanisms20
3Development of balance and gait control39
4Classification of balance and gait disorders63
5Orthopedic assessment of gait disorders74
6Clinical neurological assessment of balance and gait disorders93
7Neuro-otological assessment in the patient with balance and gait disorder99
8Objective assessment of posture and gait130
9Postural imbalance in peripheral and central vestibular disorders146
10Cerebellar gait and sensory ataxia163
11Gait and balance in basal ganglia disorders173
12Spastic movement disorders207
13Frontal and higher level gait disorders216
14Cerebrovascular disease and hydrocephalus222
15Psychiatric aspects of dizziness and imbalance245
16Syncopal falls, drop attacks and their mimics286
17Rehabilitation of balance disorders in the patient with vestibular pathology317
18Neurological rehabilitation of gait and balance disorders344
19Psychosocial aspects of disorders affecting balance and gait360
20Balance control in older adults385
21Falls and gait disorders in the elderly - principles of rehabilitation404
22Syncope-related falls in the older person422
Index439

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