Stroke Rehabilitation

Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill

Edited by

  • Janet Carr, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP, Honorary Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Roberta Shepherd, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP, Honorary Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

Evidence-based yet completely practical in its approach, the text bridges the gap between science and clinical practice. Major issues are explored and biomechanical models for everyday activities presented.

New for the third edition

Protocols presented in a step by step format, highlighting critical components, adaptive movements and what to do to help plan treatment.
More information on both biomechanics and exercise to ensure that you have current information.
Many more references to provide the evidence for clinical practice
Completely redesigned with a new easy to follow layout
All the pictures are new to illustrate the treatment protocols
New in paperback

With a new format and an elegant new design to help the practitioner find the information quickly, this book will continue to be an essential text for all physiotherapists, occupational therapists and indeed all those involved in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4712-0


Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the third edition; Part I; Background to the devlopment of Motor Relearning Programme; Creating an environment for recovery and for learning; Part II; Introduction and rationale; Upper limb function; Orofacial function; Sitting; Balanced Sitting;
Sanding up; Sitting down; Balanced standing; Walking; Index.