Neurological Rehabilitation - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323075862, 9780323075879

Neurological Rehabilitation

6th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323075862
eBook ISBN: 9780323075879
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 14th August 2012
Page Count: 1280


Using a problem-solving approach based on clinical evidence, Neurological Rehabilitation, 6th Edition covers the therapeutic management of people with functional movement limitations and quality of life issues following a neurological event. It reviews basic theory and covers the latest screening and diagnostic tests, new treatments, and interventions commonly used in today's clinical practice. This edition includes the latest advances in neuroscience, adding new chapters on neuroimaging and clinical tools such as virtual reality, robotics, and gaming. Written by respected clinician and physical therapy expert Darcy Umphred, this classic neurology text provides problem-solving strategies that are key to individualized, effective care.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Emerging topics are covered in detail, including chapters such as Movement Development Across the Lifespan, Health and Wellness: The Beginning of the Paradigm, Documentation, and Cardiopulmonary Interactions.
  • UNIQUE! A section on neurological problems accompanying specific system problems includes hot topics such as poor vision, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pain.
  • A problem-solving approach helps you apply your knowledge to examinations, evaluations, prognoses, and intervention strategies.
  • Evidence-based research sets up best practices, covering topics such as the theory of neurologic rehabilitation, screening and diagnostic tests, treatments and interventions, and the patient's psychosocial concerns Information.
  • Case studies use real-world examples to promote problem-solving skills.
  • Non-traditional approaches to neurological interventions in the Alternative and Complementary Therapies chapter include the movement approach, energy approach, and physical body system approaches therapies.
  • Terminology adheres to the best practices of the APTA as well as other leading physical therapy organizations, following The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, the Nagi model, and the ICF World Health Model of patient empowerment.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Foundations for Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

1. Foundation for Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

2. Health & Wellness in Rehabilitation

3. Motor Development Across the Life Span

4. Theories of Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neuroplasticity

5. Limbic System Function and its Influence Over Motor Control and Learning

6. Psychosocial Adaptation and Adjustment to Nervous System Dysfunction

7. Medical Screening by the Therapist

8. Examination of Impairment, Activities, and Participation

9. Interventions in Neurological Rehabilitation

10. Documentation and Payment Systems for Rehabilitation Services

Section 2: Rehabilitation Management of Clients with Neurologic System Pathology

11. Neurodevelopmental disabilities and High Risk Infants

12. Cerebral Palsy: Management of Clinical Problems

13. Genetic Disorders of the Nervous System: A Pediatric Perspective

14. Learning Disabilities

15. Congenital Spinal Cord Injury

16. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

17. Neuromuscular Diseases

18. Neurovascular Entrapment Syndromes: Beyond the Central Nervous System

19. Multiple Sclerosis

20. Basal Ganglia System Dysfunction: Disorders of Posture and Movement

21. Cerebellar Dysfunction: Movement Disorders and Management

22. Vestibular System Disorders and Balance Dysfunction

23. Stroke and Hemiplegia

24. Traumatic Brain Injury

25. Brain Tumors

26. Inflammatory and Infections Disorders of the Brain

27. Dementia and Disorder of Cognition

Section 3: Examination and Intervention for Improved Outcomes in Clients with Nervous System Dysfunction

28. Visual System and Perceptual Dysfunction: Examination and Intervention

29. Urinary System Dysfunction an


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