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Neurological Physiotherapy

A Problem-Solving Approach

Edited by Susan Edwards
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 8th Oct 2001
Dimensions: w 178mm h 254mm d 16mm
Weight: 538g
ISBN-10: 0443064407
ISBN-13: 9780443064401
Barcode No: 9780443064401
Synopsis
Neurological Physiotherapy aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. Using a problem-solving approach the emphasis is on the identification of symptoms in relation to impairment and disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.Patient-centred - focuses on patient problems, not on medical diagnoses Encourages analysis of the abnormal pathology to determine appropriate treatment interventions Describes a variety of commonly used treatment approaches and gives indicators for their selection Stresses the importance of individual patient assessment for planning individual therapy programmes Uses case histories to illustrate the relationship between assessment and appropriate therapy selection Incorporates the latest information relating to the control of human movement Illustrated with both photographs and line diagrams to support and clarify the text Written by a team of clinicians who are experts in their fields New chapters on:Assessment, goal setting and measuring treatment outcomes Medical and surgical management (including drug therapy) New chapter which looks at the likely developments for the future - a forward outlook More case studies included - with new ones to address CVA, MS (with link to the community) and MND Case studies on spinal cord injury and head injury to be added.

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"For those daunted by, disillusioned with or doubtful about an evidence based approach to practice this excellent book provides a refreshing approach to neurological physiotherapy. This is an essential purchase for all physiotherapy departments and should be considered a core text for students. This book provides an excellent baseline from which to acquire the knowledge and skills to work with patients with neurological impairments and disabilities ." Ms Amanda Connell, MSc, MCSP, MISCP Senior Community Physiotherapist, Cork, Ireland., Physiotherapy Ireland Volume 23, No. 1, June 2002, Journal of the Irish Society of Chartered Physi, June 2002