Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy / Edition 2

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy / Edition 2

by Suzanne Tink Martin, Mary Kessler, Suzanne Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721604277

ISBN-13: 9780721604275

Pub. Date: 08/02/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Now completely updated with the latest information on both adult and pediatric patients, this comprehensive book provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor

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Now completely updated with the latest information on both adult and pediatric patients, this comprehensive book provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology of the nervous system and common treatment techniques used in physical therapy practice. This edition also features updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, as well as new chapters on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and other neurological conditions seen in the adult. Helpful learning aids and abundant illustrations highlight key concepts and help readers quickly master the material.

• Helpful learning aids - such as objectives, tables, illustrated intervention boxes, and review questions - reinforce important facts and concepts.
• Review questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their understanding of the material.
• 700 illustrations clearly depict procedures discussed in the text and clarify descriptions of anatomy, physiology, evaluation, pathology, and treatment.
• Background information is provided for interventions that can be used in the rehabilitation of adults and children, promoting a complete understanding of techniques.
• Careful documentation uses current outcomes-based research.
• Case histories include subjective and objective observation, assessment, planning, and critical decision-making components.

• Current language of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is used throughout, aligning all information with best practices put forth by the APTA.
• A new chapter on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) describes how these techniques can be used to improve performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721604275
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/02/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
379,409
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
2. Neuroanatomy
3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
4. Motor Development

Section 2: CHILDREN
5. Positioning and Handling To Foster Motor Function
6. Cerebral Palsy
7. Myelomeningocele
8. Genetic Disorders

Section 3: ADULTS
9. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
10. Cerebrovascular Accidents
11. Traumatic Brain Injuries
12. Spinal Cord Injuries
13. Other Neurologic Disorders

Answers to Review Questions
Index

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