Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

1st Edition - February 1, 2020

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  • Authors: Jacqueline Reznik, Joshua Simmons
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543200

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Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries is a practical guide to the treatment and/or management of spinal cord injuries for the physiotherapy student and early career clinician, as well as the medical and health professional wishing to remain current with advancements in treatment and interventions in this area. Written by Jacqueline Reznik and Joshua Simmons, this multi-contributor text explores contemporary aspects of spinal cord injury treatment and management, as well as essential but not commonly addressed topics, such as sexual rehabilitation, psychological impacts, improving upper limb function of the tetraplegic patient, and ageing with a spinal cord injury. The patient experience is emphasised throughout with input from individuals who have lived experience of a spinal cord injury. Offering new and important insights into key facets of spinal cord injury treatment and management, Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries is a practical, evidence-based resource to support clinicians to provide high-quality care and ensure the best patient outcomes. 

Key Features

  • Specialised chapters about biomechanics, paediatric spinal cord injury and high cervical injuries
  • Insight into the lived experience of individuals with a spinal cord injury
  • Documentation of the patient journey from injury to total rehabilitation
  • Practical information on mobility devices and returning to driving
  • Appendix of common assessments for spinal cord injuries
  • Includes an eBook with purchase of the print book

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to spinal cord injury
    2. From the field to the emergency department and beyond
    3. The shifting paradigm in the physiotherapy treatment of spinal cord injuries
    4. Early hospital management of the patient with a spinal cord injury
    5. Biomechanics
    6. Functional independence
    7. Use of electrotherapeutic techniques in the treatment of spinal cord injury
    8. Modes of transport
    9. Ambulation
    10. Hydrotherapy for a patient with an SCI
    11. Incomplete spinal and peripheral nerve lesions
    12. Overview of sexual function and changes post-SCI
    13. Exercise and sport and the person with spinal cord injury
    14. Paediatric spinal cord injury
    15. Ageing with a spinal cord injury
    16. High cervical lesions
    17. Ageing with a spinal cord injury
    18. Common complications of spinal cord injury
    19. Psychological sequelae of spinal cord injuries
    20. Sociological issues associated with spinal cord injury – a personal journey
    21. The hazards of living with a spinal cord injury

Product details

  • No. of pages: 516
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: February 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543200

About the Authors

Jacqueline Reznik

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia Associate Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, WA, Australia Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Child Health, UCL/GOSH, London, UK

Joshua Simmons

Affiliations and Expertise

Director Digital Health Clinical Consultation Services Clinical Lead Digital, Hospital Metro South, Queensland, Australia Clinical Informatics, Metro South Health, Queensland, Australia Former Clinical Team Leader Physiotherapy, Spinal Injuries Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service, Queensland, Australia

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