The 'Bobath' approach is universally respected and practised - the two previous editions of this book have been bestsellers throughout the world, being translated into all major languages.
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The nature of the handicap of patients with brain lesions such as adult hemiplegia: Neuro physiological considerations; Normal automatic postural reactions: Righting reactions; Equilibrium reactions; Autopmatic adaption of muscles to changes of posture; Abnormal postural reflex activity: Associated reactions; The effect of released assymmetrical tonic neck reflex activity; The effect of released positive supporting action; Sensory and perceptual disturbances; Implications with regard to treatment; The shunting rule and its application to treatment; Evaluation of motor patterns for initial assessment, planning of treatment and progress: The concept which underlies the assessment of motor patterns; Assessment of postural tone and motor patterns; Sensory deficit and its effect on motor performance; Testing of tonus and postural reactions to being moved; Test charts; The concept and principles of treatment: Techniques of treatment: The initial flaccid stage; Stage of spasticity; Stage of relative recovery; Summary of main points of treatment; Example of treatment - case history of A.B.: Case history; First stage of treatment; Second stage of treatment; Third stage of treatment; Fourth stage of treatment; Conclusion; References and further reading; Index.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 30th June 1990
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Co-founder, The Bobath Centre, London
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