Neurological Physiotherapy / Edition 2

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Overview

Neurological Physiotherapy, 2nd Edition aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. Using a problem-solving approach the emphasis is on the identification of symptoms in relation to impairment and disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.

Incl. analysis of normal movement, neuropsychological problems & solutions, trmt, longer-term mgmt, case histories

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Editorial Reviews

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"For those daunted by, disillusioned with or doubtful about an evidence based approach to practice this excellent book provides a refreshing approach to neurological physiotherapy. This is an essential purchase for all physiotherapy departments and should be considered a core text for students. This book provides an excellent baseline from which to acquire the knowledge and skills to work with patients with neurological impairments and disabilities ." Ms Amanda Connell, MSc, MCSP, MISCP Senior Community Physiotherapist, Cork, Ireland., Physiotherapy Ireland Volume 23, No. 1, June 2002, Journal of the Irish Society of Chartered Physi, June 2002
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A patient centered approach to the management and treatment of people with neurological disability, stressing the role of the therapist in identifying appropriate treatment programs rather than providing detailed descriptions of neurological conditions. The volume analyzes normal movement as the basis for treatment development, covering neuropsychological problems, abnormal tone and movement, general clinical principles, postural management, splinting, and long term care. Features photographs, diagrams, and case histories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443064401
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Problem solving in neurological physiotherapy - setting the scene
Margaret J Mayston

2. Assessment, outcome measurement and goal setting in physiotherapy practice
Jennifer Freeman

3. An analysis of normal movement as the basis for the development of treatment
Susan Edwards

4. Neuropsychological problems and solutions
Dawn Wendy Langdon

5. Abnormal tone and movement as a result of neurological impairment: considerations for treatment
Susan Edwards

6. General principles of treatment
Philippa Carter and Susan Edwards

7. Drug treatment of neurological disability
Alan J Thompson

8. Case histories
Susan Edwards

9. Posture management and special seating
Pauline Pope

10. Splinting and the use of orthoses in the management of patients with neurological disorders
Susan Edwards

11. Longer-term management for patients with residual or progressive disability
Susan Edwards

12. The way forward
Cecily Partridge

Index

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