Neurological Assessment

1st Edition

A Clinician's Guide


  • Karen Jones
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702046605

    Key Features

    • Highly illustrated with clear step-by-step guidance
    • Includes five main pathologies and basic neuroanatomy to support clinical reasoning
    • Primarily aimed at guiding clinical assessment
    • Hints, Tips and Caution boxes provide easy to digest small packages of information essential to clinical practice
    • All sections follow the same structure and format for ease of use
    • Spiral-binding allows for easy, lie-flat reference

    Table of Contents


    Section 1 Pathology (key facts)

    Chapter 1 Cerebro vascular accident (CVA)
    Chapter 2 Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    Chapter 3 Parkinsons Disease (PD)
    Chapter 4 Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
    Chapter 5 Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS)

    Section 2 Functional neuroanatomy

    Chapter 6 Introduction to excitable tissue
    Chapter 7 The Cerebral Cortex
    Chapter 8 Meninges, ventricles and blood circulation
    Chapter 9 Thalamus and Limbic system
    Chapter 10 Brain Stem, Cranial Nerves, Visual System, Vestibular System, Reticular System
    Chapter 11 Basal Ganglia (BG)
    Chapter 12 Cerebellum
    Chapter 13 The Spinal Cord and Spinal Reflexes
    Chapter 14 The Descending Tracts
    Chapter 15 The Ascending Tracts

    Section 3 Clinical Assessment

    Chapter 16 Subjective assessment
    Chapter 17 Objective assessment (General Observation)
    Chapter 18 Objective assessment (Functional assessment)
    Chapter 19 Gait
    Chapter 20 Postural Alignment
    Chapter 21 Muscle Tone
    Chapter 22 Reflexes
    Chapter 23 Sensation
    Chapter 24 Dermatomes
    Chapter 25 Trunk Stability
    Chapter 26 Co-ordination
    Chapter 27 Vision
    Chapter 28 Range of Movement (ROM)
    Chapter 29 Pain
    Chapter 30 Strength
    Chapter 31 Myotomes
    Chapter 32 Balance
    Chapter 33 Cognition and perception
    Chapter 34 Falls



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    Churchill Livingstone
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