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    DescriptionJanet Carr and Roberta Shepherd head up a new team of eminent authors for the second edition of this definitive text on neurological physiotherapy. In the first edition, the authors described a model of neurological rehabilitation for individuals with motor dysfunction based on scientific research in the areas of neuromuscular control, biomechanics, motor skill learning, and the link between cognition and action, together with developments in pathology and adaptation. The new edition continues to advance this model while identifying and incorporating the many advances that have occurred in the last decade in the understanding and treatment of adults with neurological conditions, whether caused by accident or disease. Among these advances is the knowledge that the brain retains a plastic potential to reorganize, even in old and/or lesioned brains, and that neural plasticity can be influenced by task-related mental and physical practice in a stimulating environment. There is also an increasing body of knowledge related to the musculoskeletal system's adaptability and the need to prevent length and stiffness- related changes in muscle contractility, together with loss of aerobic fitness and endurance. There is an expanding body of clinical research that appears to support the model provided here. The training guidelines outlined in "Neurological Rehabilitation" are based on biomechanical constructs and motor relearning research, applied to enhance brain reorganization and muscle contractility, and encourage functional recovery of the patient. It connects science and clinical practice enabling students and practitioners to develop their knowledge and use new clinical methods based on modern scientific understanding.

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    Neurological Rehabilitation
    Optimizing Motor Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Janet H. Carr, By (author) Roberta B. Shepherd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9780702040511
    ISBN 10: 0702040517

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: MQV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 59
    BIC subject category V2: MQS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED003050, MED003060
    B&T Approval Code: N67300000
    BISAC V2.8: MED073000
    B&T Approval Code: T68400000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.8/043, 616.8043
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    LC classification: RC376.5 .C37 2010
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    Thema V1.0: MKJ, MQV, MQS
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Approx. 307 illustrations (76 in full color)
    Elsevier Health Sciences
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    Publication date
    28 July 2010
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    Table of contents
    Part One Introduction: Adaptation, Training and Measurement Chapter 1 The adaptive system: plasticity and recovery Chapter 2 Training motor control, increasing strength and fitness and promoting skill acquisition Chapter 3 Measurement Part Two Task-Related Exercise and Training Chapter 4 Standing up and sitting down Chapter 5 Walking Chapter 6 Reaching and manipulation Chapter 7 Balance Part Three Body Function and Structure, Limitations in Activities and Participation Chapter 8 Upper motor neuron lesions Chapter 9 Cerebellar ataxia Chapter 10 Somatosensory and perceptual-cognitive impairments Chapter 11 Stroke Chapter 12 Traumatic brain injury Chapter 13 Parkinson's Disease Chapter 14 Multiple Sclerosis