Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation / Edition 2

Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation / Edition 2

by Richard J. Greenwood
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

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

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

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