Neurological Physiotherapy

A Problem-Solving Approach

Edited by

  • Susan Edwards, MCSP, Consultant in Neurological Physiotherapy, London, UK

Neurological Physiotherapy, 2nd Edition 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.
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Physiotherapy students and practitioners, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, trainee neurologists.


Book information

  • Published: October 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06440-1

Table of Contents

1. Problem solving in neurological physiotherapy - setting the scene
Margaret J Mayston

2. Assessment, outcome measurement and goal setting in physiotherapy practice
Jennifer Freeman

3. An analysis of normal movement as the basis for the development of treatment
Susan Edwards

4. Neuropsychological problems and solutions
Dawn Wendy Langdon

5. Abnormal tone and movement as a result of neurological impairment: considerations for treatment
Susan Edwards

6. General principles of treatment
Philippa Carter and Susan Edwards

7. Drug treatment of neurological disability
Alan J Thompson

8. Case histories
Susan Edwards

9. Posture management and special seating
Pauline Pope

10. Splinting and the use of orthoses in the management of patients with neurological disorders
Susan Edwards

11. Longer-term management for patients with residual or progressive disability
Susan Edwards

12. The way forward
Cecily Partridge