Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation / Edition 2

Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation / Edition 2

by Richard J. Greenwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0863777570

ISBN-13: 9780863777578

Pub. Date: 01/31/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Changes in the focus of neurological practice worldwide have led to the need for new standard texts that reflect the current state of this expanding area of clinical expertise. The second edition of the Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation is a major reference source that fulfils this need, providing an invaluable resource for all professions that work

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Changes in the focus of neurological practice worldwide have led to the need for new standard texts that reflect the current state of this expanding area of clinical expertise. The second edition of the Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation is a major reference source that fulfils this need, providing an invaluable resource for all professions that work with patients suffering from neurological disorders. It brings restorative neurology to the bedside and shows how a reiterative, goal-oriented, problem-solving training programme can benefit patients, sometimes on a scale not achieved by pharmacological or surgical interventions.
The book is divided into three sections all of which have been updated. Section One explores the clinical and biological principles underpinning rehabilitation practice in the context of neurological disablement. Section Two describes the assessment, treatment, and management of the major physical, cognitive and behavioural impairments, and the resulting functional deficits that may follow or accompany neurological disease. The final section explores in more detail these problems and their management in relation to the more common specific disorders of the nervous system.
The text emphasises the fact that rehabilitation is an ongoing process involving multidisciplinary problem-solving, goal-setting and education; in which organised care is more effective than unorganised care; and the breakdown of professional barriers within rehabilitation, to facilitate the use of combined treatment techniques, improves outcome. It describes the contribution made by neural reorganisation and compensatory mechanisms to recovery of function, focuses on the avoidance of secondary deficit, and explores the physical, cognitive, affective and behavioural problems that may occur after neurological damage.
At a time when new medical technologies threaten to fragment the integrity of medical care at individual and societal levels, it is crucial that all those involved in the management of chronic neurological disease have a working knowledge of the contents of this book. Their perspective on clinical practice will then be truly integrated and holistic and their patients will benefit accordingly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863777578
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1The epidemiology of disabling neurological disorders5
2The rehabilitation process: A neurological perspective15
3Organisation of neurological rehabilitation services29
4The rehabilitation team41
5Measurement of disability and handicap51
6Ethical implications of disablement63
7Mechanisms of cellular damage and recovery71
8Neural plasticity and recovery of function99
9Neural tissue transplantation113
10Learning and skill acquisition131
11Motor control and learning: Implications for neurological rehabilitation143
12Spasticity157
13Tremor and ataxia171
14Physical therapies179
15Physical consequences of neurological disablement191
16Biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering223
17Assistive technology: Mobility aids, environmental control systems, and communication aids231
18Functional neurostimulation in rehabilitation245
19Pain relief in neurological rehabilitation261
20Special senses275
21Neurogenic bladder dysfunction and its management287
22Sex and relationships in neurological disability299
23Neurogenic respiratory failure313
24Chronic fatigue327
25The assessment and management of swallowing disorders341
26Dysarthria357
27Therapy for the language impairment in aphasia365
28Rehabilitation of memory disorders377
29Assessment and rehabilitation of the dysexecutive syndrome387
30The rehabilitation of visuospatial, visuoperceptual, and apraxic disorders403
31Behaviour problems419
32Psychiatry in neurological rehabilitation433
33Psychosomatic disorders443
34Psychosocial consequences of brain injury453
35Head injury rehabilitation465
36Stroke rehabilitation: The evidence487
37The epilepsies505
38Parkinsonism and dystonia523
39Multiple sclerosis533
40Huntington's disease553
41Rehabilitation in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias567
42The young adult with neurological disabilities with particular reference to cerebral palsy and spina bifida577
43Malignant cerebral gliomas: Rehabilitation and care595
44Spinal injury611
45Non-traumatic myelopathies631
46Motor neurone disease641
47Management of brachial plexus injuries663
48Disorders of the peripheral nerves695
49Muscle disorders705
Index727

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