Key Features

  • All chapters have been revised, some with the collaboration of five specialists who are engaged in high level scientific research and clinical practice
  • Biomechanical models are presented to provide a framework for action-specific training and exercise to improve performance
  • Clinical guidelines are science- and evidence-based
  • Emphasis is on new approaches to the delivery of neurological rehabilitation that increase the time spent in mental and physical activity, and the intensity of practice and exercise
  • Up-to-date referencing

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition

Part One Introduction: Adaptation, Training and Measurement
Chapter 1 The adaptive system: plasticity and recovery
Chapter 2 Training motor control, increasing strength and fitness and promoting skill acquisition
Chapter 3 Measurement

Part Two Task-Related Exercise and Training
Chapter 4 Standing up and sitting down
Chapter 5 Walking
Chapter 6 Reaching and manipulation
Chapter 7 Balance

Part Three Body Function and Structure, Limitations in Activities and Participation
Chapter 8 Upper motor neuron lesions
Chapter 9 Cerebellar ataxia
Chapter 10 Somatosensory and perceptual–cognitive impairments
Chapter 11 Stroke
Chapter 12 Traumatic brain injury
Chapter 13 Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 14 Multiple Sclerosis



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Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Janet Carr

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

Roberta Shepherd

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia