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Neurology for Physiotherapists

By Professor Maria Stokes

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Other Information: 112 illus
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 April 1998
This book is one of four new books based on Cash's Textbook series. These books cover the physiotherapy techniques used in neurological, orthopaedic, rheumatological, and cardiovascular/respiratory rehabilitation. They will be published as four separate volumes. Students will buy all four and qualified physiotherapists and teachers will buy in their area of interest. Originally published as a small, black & white, insignificant looking text in 1986, Neurological Physiotherapy has been completely updated and now features a new larger format, 2-colour throughout and over 140 fantastic illustrations. Four sections cover Basic Concepts in Neurology, Neurological and Neuromuscular Conditions, Lifetime Disorders of Childhood Onset and Treatment Approaches to Neurological Rehabilitation. The contents have been updated to bring the book totally up to date with current practice. A key feature of this well written new book is the totally new section on treatment approaches to Neurological Rehabilitation. Seven chapters cover the range of treatment approaches from their theoretical basis, through management, to neurological rehabilitation. The book is well referenced and will be an invaluable tool for all physiotherapy students and practicing physiotherapists with a special interest in neurology. Features: * Now in two colour, throughout * Over 65 new and redrawn artworks * New larger format * Seven chapters covering treatment approaches

Table of Contents

BASIC CONCEPTS IN NEUROLOGY 1. Applied neuroanatomy and neurophysiology 2. Normal motor control 3. Medical diagnosis of neurological conditions 4. Principles of physiotherapy assessment and outcome measures 5. Abnormalities of muscle tone and movement 6. Plasticity NEUROLOGICAL AND NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITIONS 7. Stroke 8. Brain Injury 9. Spinal cord injury 10. Peripheral nerve injuries 11. Multiple sclerosis 12. Parkinson's disease 13. Huntington's disease 14. Disorders of nerve I - motor neurone disease 15. Disorders of nerve II - Polyneuropathies 16. Disorders of muscle LIFETIME DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD ONSET 17. General introduction to paediatric neurology 18. Developmental neurology 19. The cerebral palsies and motor learning disorders 20. Neural tube defects - spina bifida and hydrocephalus 21. Muscle disorders in childhood TREATMENT APPROACHES TO NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION 22. Theoretical basis of treatment concepts 23. Musculoskeletal treatment concepts applied to neurology 24. Specific treatment techniques 25. Physical management of spasticity and abnormal movements 26. Pain management in neurological rehabilitation 27. Clinical psychology in neurological rehabilitation 28. Drug treatment in neurological rehabilitation

EAN: 9780723425939
ISBN: 0723425930
Publisher: Mosby
Dimensions: 23.5 x 19.1 centimetres (0.90 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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