Neurological Physiotherapy aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. Using a problem-solving approach the emphasis is on the identification of symptoms in relation to impairment and disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.Patient-centred - focuses on patient problems, not on medical diagnosesEncourages analysis of the abnormal pathology to determine appropriate treatment interventionsDescribes a variety of commonly used treatment approaches and gives indicators for their selectionStresses the importance of individual patient assessment for planning individual therapy programmesUses case histories to illustrate the relationship between assessment and appropriate therapy selectionIncorporates the latest information relating to the control of human movementIllustrated with both photographs and line diagrams to support and clarify the textWritten by a team of clinicians who are experts in their fieldsNew chapters on:Assessment, goal setting and measuring treatment outcomesMedical and surgical management (including drug therapy)New chapter which looks at the likely developments for the future - a forward outlookMore case studies included - with new ones to address CVA, MS (with link to the community) and MNDCase studies on spinal cord injury and head injury to be added.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication Date: 08/10/2001
- Category: Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
- ISBN: 9780443064401