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Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Management of the Physical Condition

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.

Paperback, 300 Pages

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8825-3

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

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