Physical Therapy of Cerebral Palsy / Edition 1

Physical Therapy of Cerebral Palsy / Edition 1

by Freeman Miller
     
 

This well-crafted text discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists and is a derivative of Dr. Miller's highly regarded reference, Cerebral Palsy. The book is conveniently divided into two sections. The first focuses on fundamental aspects of cerebral palsy management, from understanding motor impairment to evaluating equipment

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Overview

This well-crafted text discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists and is a derivative of Dr. Miller's highly regarded reference, Cerebral Palsy. The book is conveniently divided into two sections. The first focuses on fundamental aspects of cerebral palsy management, from understanding motor impairment to evaluating equipment use. The second section presents specific rehabilitation techniques, including neurodevelopment therapy, hippotherapy, and assistive devices. A wealth of tables, algorithms and detailed illustrations helps the reader with the decision-making process for determining what treatment would be most beneficial. With its thorough and clinically-oriented approach, physical therapists who care for cerebral palsy patients will find this book invaluable to their practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387383033
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Freeman Miller is Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program and Medical Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. He specializes in treating children with cerebral palsy and gait disorders and is well renowned and highly respected in his field. Dr. Miller is a member of eight professional societies, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Table of Contents

Cerebral Palsy Management.- The Child, the Parent, and the Goal.- Etiology, Epidemiology, Pathology, and Diagnosis.- Neurologic Control of the Musculoskeletal System.- Therapy, Education, and Other Treatment Modalities.- Durable Medical Equipment.- Gait.- Rehabilitation Techniques.- Neurodevelopmental Therapy.- Strengthening Exercises.- Balance Interventions.- Electrical Stimulation Techniques.- Hippotherapy.- Aquatic Therapy.- Assistive Devices.- Seating Systems.- M.O.V.E.™ (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) Curriculum.- Occupational Therapy Extremity Evaluation.- Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps.

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