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Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait / Edition 2

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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 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: 4/28/2004
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Imperial College of Science and Technology, Charing Cross Hospital, London

Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

University of Oregon, Eugene

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1 Posture and equilibrium 1
2 Adaptive human locomotion: influence of neural, biological and mechanical factors on control mechanisms 20
3 Development of balance and gait control 39
4 Classification of balance and gait disorders 63
5 Orthopedic assessment of gait disorders 74
6 Clinical neurological assessment of balance and gait disorders 93
7 Neuro-otological assessment in the patient with balance and gait disorder 99
8 Objective assessment of posture and gait 130
9 Postural imbalance in peripheral and central vestibular disorders 146
10 Cerebellar gait and sensory ataxia 163
11 Gait and balance in basal ganglia disorders 173
12 Spastic movement disorders 207
13 Frontal and higher level gait disorders 216
14 Cerebrovascular disease and hydrocephalus 222
15 Psychiatric aspects of dizziness and imbalance 245
16 Syncopal falls, drop attacks and their mimics 286
17 Rehabilitation of balance disorders in the patient with vestibular pathology 317
18 Neurological rehabilitation of gait and balance disorders 344
19 Psychosocial aspects of disorders affecting balance and gait 360
20 Balance control in older adults 385
21 Falls and gait disorders in the elderly - principles of rehabilitation 404
22 Syncope-related falls in the older person 422
Index 439
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