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Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy

POCKETBOOK OF NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY is designed for working with people with neurological problems in any clinical setting. Written by a team of expert contributors, it offers 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 is a valuable guide to evidence-based practice for student physiotherapists and their teachers, as well as qualified clinicians.

Paperback, 317 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06854-6


  • 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

    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-Barré Syndrome)
    10.2 The acute patient with potential for recovery (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Guillain-Barré 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


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