Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Management of the Physical Condition


  • Pauline Pope, FCSP, BA, MSc, SRP, Consultant Physiotherapist

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8825-3

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Posture

3. Development of Secondary Complications

4. Assessment and Outcome Measures

5. Body Structure and Mechanisms of Control

6. Building a Stable Posture

7. Customized Support

8. The Complete Physical Management Regime

9. Therapeutic Leisure Activities

10. Complementary Interventions

11. The Carer’s Perspective

12. The Art of Compromise

13. The Evidence for Management