Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780443068546
eBook ISBN: 9780702036132
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 3rd October 2008
Page Count: 317


POCKETBOOK OF NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY is designed for working with people with neurological problems in any clinical setting. Written by a team of expert contributors, it offers an international perspective on core concepts, irrespective of philosophical frameworks or health care systems. Rapid access to essential information is contained in one concise volume, providing expert knowledge and advice at your fingertips. This pocketbook is a valuable guide to evidence-based practice for student physiotherapists and their teachers, as well as qualified clinicians.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Background Knowledge

Chapter 1: Evidence based practice
Chapter 2: Ensuring patient and carer centred care
Chapter 3: The wider context of neurorehabilitation
Chapter 4: Motor control
Chapter 5: Neural plasticity in motor learning and motor recovery
Chapter 6: Common neurological conditions
Chapter 7: Common motor impairments, and their impact on

Section 2: Clinical decision making

Chapter 8: Guiding principles for neurological physiotherapy
Chapter 9: Neurological Assessment: the basis of clinical decision making
Chapter 10: Treatment: minimising impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions
10.1 The acute patient before and after stabilization (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Guillain-Barré Syndrome)
10.2 The acute patient with potential for recovery (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Guillain-Barré Syndrome)
10.3 The acute patient with limited potential for recovery (complete Spinal Cord Injury)
10.4 The patient with degenerative disease (Multiple Sclerosis)
10.5 The patient with degenerative disease (Parkinson’s disease)
Chapter 11: Outcome measurement
Chapter 12: Continuity of care

Section 3: Other considerations

Chapter 13: Respiratory considerations
Chapter 14: Cognitive Perceptual Considerations
Chapter 15: Communication considerations
Chapter 16: Orthotic management

Section 4: Appendices

Appendix 1: Neurological Investigations
Appendix 2: Drug treatment in neurological rehabilitation
Appendix 3: Abbreviations
Appendix 4: Glossary of terms


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