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Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Now completely updated with the latest information on both adult and pediatric patients, this comprehensive book provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology of the nervous system and common treatment techniques used in physical therapy practice. This edition also features updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, as well as new chapters on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and other neurological conditions seen in the adult. Helpful learning aids and abundant illustrations highlight key concepts and help readers quickly master the material.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: August 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0427-5


  • Section 1: FOUNDATIONS
    1. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
    2. Neuroanatomy
    3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
    4. Motor Development

    Section 2: CHILDREN
    5. Positioning and Handling To Foster Motor Function
    6. Cerebral Palsy
    7. Myelomeningocele
    8. Genetic Disorders

    Section 3: ADULTS
    9. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
    10. Cerebrovascular Accidents
    11. Traumatic Brain Injuries
    12. Spinal Cord Injuries
    13. Other Neurologic Disorders

    Answers to Review Questions


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