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Spasticity is a disabling problem for many adults and children with a variety of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. This is a practical reference and guide for clinicians interested in the management of spasticity. The book covers all aspects of the upper motor neurone syndrome from basic neurophysiology and measurement techniques to practical therapy and the use of orthoses.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Laurie Lundy-Ekman, PhD, PT (Pacific University)
Description: This is an impressive guide to the contemporary understanding of upper motoneuron syndromes and spasticity. Among the book's many strengths are the clarity and organization of the material, the scientific basis of the presentation, and the thorough coverage of management of the impairments and functional limitations associated with upper motoneuron syndromes.
Purpose: The authors' purpose is to provide a practical guide and reference to improve the management of spasticity and other effects of upper motoneuron syndrome. This book is an exceptionally important contribution to the field, because the authors have primarily used an evidence-based approach, covering all aspects of the clinical management of people with upper motoneuron syndrome. The readability and applicability of the information ensure its usefulness to clinicians and researchers.
Audience: The book is written for physicians, surgeons, therapists, orthotists, and engineers. I believe that students, residents, and practitioners in these fields also would benefit from this book. The authors are established experts in their fields.
Features: The complete neurophysiology and management of upper motoneuron syndrome is thoroughly discussed. An algorithm for clinical decision making is presented in the first chapter, and the subsequent chapters provide essential information for making the decisions. The chapter on physiotherapy management is especially strong, providing up-to-date evidence on management techniques. Unfortunately, some chapters perpetuate the myth that significant muscular exertion increases spasticity. Although this outdated concept is debunked in other chapters, this inconsistency may lead to confusion and to harmful interventions. Specifically, prohibiting significant muscular exertion produces increasing paresis, loss of function, and deconditioning. Similarly, the concept of antagonist restraint post-stroke is not placed in context as a relatively rare phenomenon, but is misrepresented as a common impairment limiting function.
Assessment: This book is a major improvement over other books in the field, which tend to persist in advocating disproven rationales and interventions for the management of upper motoneuron syndrome. A consistent evidence-based approach would further strengthen the usefulness of this book.
From the Publisher
'In the second edition of this key and reference text, all chapters have been updated thoroughly, with new references and descriptions of new techniques and drugs, whilst continuing the format and practical conception that has made the first edition a core text in this field. All chapters are well written and understandable, with many informative subheadings, illustrations and tables, with introduction and summary or conclusion and extensive reference lists. An index allows rapid orientation within this complicated field of neurological rehabilitation. This guide is relevant to physicians, neurologists, surgeons, physiotherapists, orthotists and other health professionals.' European Journal of Neurology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521794275
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael P. Barnes is a Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Consultant Neurologist and Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Walkergate Park International Centre for Neurorehabilitation, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Garth R. Johnson is a Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 An overview of the clinical management of spasticity 1
2 Neurophysiology of spasticity 12
3 Measurement of spasticity 79
4 Physiotherapy management of spasticity 96
5 Seating and positioning in spasticity 122
6 Orthoses, splinting and casting in spasticity 142
7 Pharmacological management of spasticity 165
8 Chemical neurolysis in the management of spasticity 188
9 The use of botulinum toxin in spasticity 206
10 Intrathecal beclofen for control of spinal and supraspinal spasticity 223
11 Surgical management of spasticity 239
12 Management of spasticity in children 266
Index 306
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