Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Orthopedic assessment of gait disorders/basal ganglia gait disorders/balance control, falls in the elderly/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340601457
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich

University of Oregon

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 Posture and equilibrium 1
2 Neurobiomechanical bases for the control of human locomotion 19
3 Development of balance and gait control 41
4 Orthopaedic assessment of gait disorders 64
5 Clinical neurologial assessment of balance and gait disorders 79
6 Neuro-otological assessment in the patient with balance and gait disorders 85
7 Vestibulospinal and proprioceptive reflex assessment of balance control 114
8 Postural imbalance in peripheral and central vestibular disorders 131
9 Cerebellar and spinocerebellar gait disorders 147
10 Basal ganglia gait disorders 156
11 Spastic gait disorder 168
12 Drop attacks 177
13 Frontal gait disorders 188
14 Physiologic imbalance and psychogenic disorders of stance and gait 194
15 Rehabilitation of balance disorders in the patient with vestibular pathology 211
16 Neurological rehabilitation of gait and balance disorders 236
17 Psychosocial aspects of balance and gait disorders 251
18 Balance control in the elderly 268
19 Gait disorders and falls in the elderly 287
20 Medications and falls and fall-related injuries in the elderly 301
21 Falls in the elderly: a clinical view 326
Index 343
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