Tetraplegia and Paraplegia

6th Edition

A Guide for Physiotherapists

Authors: Ida Bromley
Print ISBN: 9780702055263
eBook ISBN: 9780702032394
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 24th July 2006
Page Count: 428


Extensively illustrated and easy to use, this practical resource offers clear guidelines and step-by-step sequences for moving and working with individuals with differing levels of paralysis. It serves as both an ideal student textbook and a valuable clinical manual for therapists who see tetraplegic and paraplegic patients.

Key Features

  • Clear, practical, concise chapters present important information in an easily understandable approach.
  • Spiral-bound format enables the book to lay flat for easy reference in the clinical setting or classroom.
  • Excellent coverage of wheelchairs and wheelchair management is included.

Table of Contents

  1. Spinal Cord Injury

    2. Physiological Effects and Their Initial Management

    3. Patient-Centred Practice

    4. The Acute Lesion

    5. Respiratory Therapy

    6. Pressure – Effects and Prevention

    7. Initial Physical Re-Education

    8. Personal Independence

    9. The Bio-Mechanical Principles Used in Transferring

    10. Basic Functional Movements

    11. Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Management

    12. Transfers

    13. Gait Training

    14. Ultra-High Lesions

    15. The Incomplete Spinal Lesion

    16. Spinal Cord Injury in Children

    17. Ageing with Spinal Cord Injury

    18. Complications

    19. Sport in Rehabilitation

    Appendix 1. Standard Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

    Appendix 2. Functional Independence Measure (FIM)

    Appendix 3. Spinal Cord Independence Measure

    Appendix 4. Major Segmental Innervation of the Muscles of the Upper Limb

    Appendix 5. Major segmental innervation of the muscles of the lower limb.

    Appendix 6. Functional Independence

    Appendix 7. Segmental Innervation of the Skin

    Appendix 8. Useful Addresses and Equipment Suppliers


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About the Author

Ida Bromley

Affiliations and Expertise

Garden Flat