Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing Motor Performance / Edition 2

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Neurological Rehabilitation is a completely revised and thoroughly updated replacement for Physiotherapy in Disorders of the Brain which was published in June 1980. Many advances have been in the understanding and treatment of adults with injuries to the brain, whether caused by accident or disease, and this book will incorporate these changes.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Counter to the prevailing facilitation-inhibition models, Carr and Shepherd (both, physiotherapy, U. of Sydney) set forth their research and adaptive technology-based model for individuals with movement dysfunction. Such neurorehabilitation, building on often underestimated capacities, entails group practice as well as the usual one-to-one therapy. They cover: adaptation, training, and measurement; task-related exercise and training; and impairment and disability associated with brain lesion. Formerly published as Physiotherapy in Disorders of the Brain (date unspecified). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Very useful as core text to the motor relearning programme. Pitched at correct level - integrates principles of MR with diseases/pathologies."Lecturer, Dept of Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, Herts, UK
this is a really excellent book and indeed one of the most important books to have been written regarding neurological physiotherapy in recent years. Normally I would end a book review by recommendation that the book should be on the shelf of disability libraries, but on this occasion I would simply recommend buying it yourself." Mike Barnes, Editor, World Forum for Neurological Rehabilitation: newsletter for all disciplines
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702044687
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/13/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction: Adaptation, Training and Measurement 1
1 The adaptive system: plasticity and recovery 3
2 Training motor control, increasing strength and fitness and promoting skill acquisition 23
3 Measurement 47
Pt. 2 Task-Related Exercise and Training 69
4 Standing up and sitting down 71
5 Walking 93
6 Reaching and manipulation 126
7 Balance 154
Pt. 3 Impairment and Disability Associated with Brain Lesion 183
8 The upper motor neuron syndrome 185
9 Cerebellar ataxia 205
10 Somatos sensory and perceptual-cognitive impairments 222
11 Stroke 242
12 Traumatic brain injury 279
13 Parkinson's disease 305
14 Multiple sclerosis 332
Index 343
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