Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy

Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy

Paperback Pocketbook Physiotherapy

By (author) Dr. Sheila Lennon, By (author) Professor Maria Stokes

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  • Format: Paperback | 317 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 186mm x 18mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0443068542
  • ISBN 13: 9780443068546
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 150 illustrations (100 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 35,535

Product description

"Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy" is designed for working with people with neurological problems in any clinical setting. It is written by a team of expert contributors offering an international perspective on core concepts, irrespective of philosophical frameworks or health care systems. Rapid access to essential information is contained in one concise volume, providing expert knowledge and advice at your fingertips. This pocketbook should be a valuable guide to evidence-based practice for student physiotherapists and their teachers, as well as qualified clinicians.

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Table of contents

Section 1: Background Knowledge Chapter 1: Evidence based practice Chapter 2: Ensuring patient and carer centred care Chapter 3: The wider context of neurorehabilitation Chapter 4: Motor control Chapter 5: Neural plasticity in motor learning and motor recovery Chapter 6: Common neurological conditions Chapter 7: Common motor impairments, and their impact on activity Section 2: Clinical decision making Chapter 8: Guiding principles for neurological physiotherapy Chapter 9: Neurological Assessment: the basis of clinical decision making Chapter 10: Treatment: minimising impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions 10.1 The acute patient before and after stabilization (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Guillain-Barre Syndrome) 10.2 The acute patient with potential for recovery (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Guillain-Barre Syndrome) 10.3 The acute patient with limited potential for recovery (complete Spinal Cord Injury) 10.4 The patient with degenerative disease (Multiple Sclerosis) 10.5 The patient with degenerative disease (Parkinson's disease) Chapter 11: Outcome measurement Chapter 12: Continuity of care Section 3: Other considerations Chapter 13: Respiratory considerations Chapter 14: Cognitive Perceptual Considerations Chapter 15: Communication considerations Chapter 16: Orthotic management Section 4: Appendices Appendix 1: Neurological Investigations Appendix 2: Drug treatment in neurological rehabilitation Appendix 3: Abbreviations Appendix 4: Glossary of terms