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From The CriticsReviewer: Cathleen A. Blatchly, MS, PT, NCS (Medical College of Ohio School of Allied Health)
Description: A revised chapter on the role of rehabilitation after HIV infection and a new chapter on balance disorders are highlights of the third edition of this book, which updates the 1990 edition in several pertinent areas. The book provides a comprehensive discussion of neurological rehabilitation structured into three sections: theory, management of clinical problems, and special topics and techniques. The book's structure makes it useful in both didactic and clinical settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the practitioner and the advanced student with a multitude of problem-solving strategies that can be used to tailor treatment approaches to individual clients. The book provides a firm foundation of knowledge in many areas related to neurological rehabilitation.
Audience: Practitioners and advanced students in physical and occupational therapy are the primary audience for the book. Speech-language pathologists and rehabilitation nurses will also benefit from access to this comprehensive reference.
Features: The 48 contributors provide a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of individuals with neurological disorders. The format, with chapters on theoretical foundations followed by chapters on clinical management and special techniques promotes a problem-solving approach to assessment and treatment of the client with neurological disorders.
Assessment: This book is a comprehensive reference that is highly recommended for allied health professionals in academic and clinical settings.