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NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY: A PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH

Edited By Susan Edwards

212 pages 1st edition
150 line illustrations, 59 halftones, index
Published In: United Kingdom 1996

Very good condition – just a few pages highlighted

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Aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability.

Describes aspects of posture & movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage & gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient.

Emphasis is on identification of symptoms in relation to impairment & disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.

Shows how to analyse patient problems and select appropriate therapies for each situation.

The emphasis is therefore on identification of symptoms in relation to the resultant impairment of movement, rather than on the detailed description of neurological conditions.

Whilst it is important to understand the disease process of, for example, multiple sclerosis, the medical diagnosis has little bearing on the problems arising in terms of functional impairment.

CONTENTS

Physiotherapy approaches to the treatment of neurological conditions - an historical perspective, Cecily J. Partridge;
An analysis of normal movement as the basis for the development of treatment techniques, Susan Edwards;
Neurophysical problems and solutions, Dawn Wendy Langdon;
Abnormal tone and movement as a result of neurological impairment - considerations for treatment, Susan Edwards;
General principles of treatment, Philippa Carter and Susan Edwards;
Case histories, Susan Edwards;
Postural management and special seating, Pauline M. Pope;
Splinting and the use of orthoses in the management of patients with neurological disorders, Susan Edwards and Paul Charlton;
Longer-term management for patients with residual or progressive disability, Susan Edwards.
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