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Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Rehabilitation / Edition 2
     

Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Rehabilitation / Edition 2

by Martha Freeman Freeman Somers, Martha Freeman Somers
 

ISBN-10: 0838586163

ISBN-13: 9780838586167

Pub. Date: 11/22/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This unique reference is an in-depth examination of the central role of the physical therapist in rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. Encompassing all of the elements involved in a successful rehabilitation program, this book presents an approach that promotes self-respect and encourages autonomy in persons with spinal cord injuries. It fosters a basic

Overview

This unique reference is an in-depth examination of the central role of the physical therapist in rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. Encompassing all of the elements involved in a successful rehabilitation program, this book presents an approach that promotes self-respect and encourages autonomy in persons with spinal cord injuries. It fosters a basic understanding of spinal cord injuries and issues relevant to disability. Additionally, it helps readers gain a grasp of the physical skills involved in functional activities and the therapeutic strategies for acquiring these skills. Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Rehabilitation is a valuable reference for both student and practicing physical therapists alike.

  • Prepares readers for problem-solving in the clinical setting.
  • Includes updated clinical practice guidelines and information on the latest clinical and scientific research.
  • In-depth presentation of functional skills and functional training.
  • Presents the psychological and social aspects of spinal cord injury and strategies for growth.
  • Contains chapters on skin care, respiratory management, incomplete lesions, sexuality and sexual functioning, bowel and bladder management, architectural adaptations, and equipment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838586167
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/22/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Chs. 14, 15, and the Appendices are only available on the companion website).

 1. Introduction.


 2. Spinal Cord Injuries.


 3. Medical and Surgical Management.


 4. Psychosocial Issues.


 5. Sexuality and Sexual Functioning.


 6. Skin Care.


 7. Respiratory Management.


 8. Physical Therapy Evaluation and Goal-Setting.


 9. Strategies for Functional Rehabilitation.


10. Functional Mat Skills.


11. Transfer Skills.


12. Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Skills.


13. Ambulation.


14. Bowel and Bladder Management.


15. Architectural Adaptations.


Appendix A: Solutions to Problem-Solving Exercises.


Appendix B: Spinal Segment Innervation of the Extremities.

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