Key Features

  • The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way.
  • Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability.
  • Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions.
  • Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice.
  • Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Posture

3. Development of Secondary Complications

4. Assessment and Outcome Measures

5. Body Structure and Mechanisms of Control

6. Building a Stable Posture

7. Customized Support

8. The Complete Physical Management Regime

9. Therapeutic Leisure Activities

10. Complementary Interventions

11. The Carer’s Perspective

12. The Art of Compromise

13. The Evidence for Management

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750688253
Electronic ISBN:
9780702039140

About the author

Pauline Pope

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physiotherapist