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Tetraplegia and Paraplegia

A Guide for Physiotherapists

Extensively illustrated and easy to use, this practical resource offers clear guidelines and step-by-step sequences for moving and working with individuals with differing levels of paralysis. It serves as both an ideal student textbook and a valuable clinical manual for therapists who see tetraplegic and paraplegic patients.

Undergraduate and practicing physiotherapists


Published: August 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5526-3


  • 1. Spinal Cord Injury

    2. Physiological Effects and Their Initial Management

    3. Patient-Centred Practice

    4. The Acute Lesion

    5. Respiratory Therapy

    6. Pressure – Effects and Prevention

    7. Initial Physical Re-Education

    8. Personal Independence

    9. The Bio-Mechanical Principles Used in Transferring

    10. Basic Functional Movements

    11. Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Management

    12. Transfers

    13. Gait Training

    14. Ultra-High Lesions

    15. The Incomplete Spinal Lesion

    16. Spinal Cord Injury in Children

    17. Ageing with Spinal Cord Injury

    18. Complications

    19. Sport in Rehabilitation

    Appendix 1. Standard Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

    Appendix 2. Functional Independence Measure (FIM)

    Appendix 3. Spinal Cord Independence Measure

    Appendix 4. Major Segmental Innervation of the Muscles of the Upper Limb

    Appendix 5. Major segmental innervation of the muscles of the lower limb.

    Appendix 6. Functional Independence

    Appendix 7. Segmental Innervation of the Skin

    Appendix 8. Useful Addresses and Equipment Suppliers


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