Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

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Directed toward a readership of neurologists, this volume describes those aspects of the process of rehabilitation applicable to the 2% of the population with disabling neurological disease. The volume is divided into three sections. The first describes the epidemiological, social, political, and biological principles that underpin the practice of rehabilitation. The second describes the techniques necessary to this practice, including assessment and evaluation, and the characteristics and remediation of physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders. The third highlights the use of these techniques in the context of specific diseases. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, more

Product details

  • Hardback | 660 pages
  • 40 x 330 x 31.75mm | 1,987g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 19 line drawings, 99 halftones, index
  • 044304287X
  • 9780443042874

Table of contents

Part 1 Principles of practice: clinical aspects - epidemiology; the rehabilitation process; organization of neurological rehabilitation services; the rehabilitation team; social and economic aspects of disablement; ethical implications of disablement; mechanisms of recovery - cellular recovery; neurochemistry; neural tissue transplantation; learning and skill acquisition; current topics in motor control - implications for rehabilitation. Part 2 Assessment of treatment of functional defects: mobility - assessment of disability and handicap; assessment of motor function; spasticity; tremor and ataxia; the rehabilitation of visuospatial, visuoperceptual and apraxic disorders; physical therapies; physical consequences of disablement; biomechanics and bioengineering; mobility aids; other physical disability - pain special senses; neurogenic bladder dysfunction and its management; sexual function; hypotension; neurogenic respiratory failure; chronic fatigue; the assessment and management of neurogenic swallowing disorders; dysarthria; cognitive function - cognitive neuropsychological approach to acquired language disorders; functional aspects of communication disorders; memory disorders; frontal lobe disorders; personality and behaviour - behaviour problems; psychiatry in neurological rehabilitation; psychosomatic disorders; psychosocial consequences of brain injury. Part 3 Specific disorders: head injury and rehabilitation; stroke rehabilitation; the epilepsies; Parkinsonism and dystonia; multiple sclerosis; Huntingdon's disease; rehabilitation in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; the young adult with congenital physical disability - cerebral palsy and spina bifida; hydrocephalus; malignant cerebral gliomas - rehabilitation and care; spinal injury; non-traumatic myelopathy; motor neuron disease; management of brachial plexus injuries; disorders of the peripheral nerve; muscle disorders; neuropsychological and psychiatric problems in more