Physiotherapy in Pediatrics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750606202

Physiotherapy in Pediatrics

3rd Edition

Authors: Roberta Shepherd
Paperback ISBN: 9780750606202
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd March 1995
Page Count: 432


Extensively revised and updated, the new edition of this classic text continues to provide an essential introduction to paediatric physiotherapy. With increased research findings the physiotherapy for movement-disabled individuals is changing from the neurophysiologic or neurodevelopmental therapeutic approach to a movement science based approach. This book now includes valuable new chapters on:

Development of movement and skill
Training motor control and optimising motor learning
* Maturational, pathophysiological and recovery processes in the CNS

All remaining chapters have been updated to include the clinical relevance of recent scientific developments. The references and additional reading lists have been expanded to guide the student of paediatric physiotherapy towards useful further reading.

'Physiotherapy in Paediatrics' remains an indispensible guide to paediatric physiotherapy for the student and practitioner physiotherapist.

Table of Contents

Introduction to paediatrics; Neurological disorders; Congenital abnormalities; Disorders of bones, joints, muscles and skin; Disorders of the respiratory system; Appendices


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About the Author

Roberta Shepherd

Affiliations and Expertise

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