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Neurological Physiotherapy: A Problem-Solving Approach

Neurological Physiotherapy: A Problem-Solving Approach (Paperback)

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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.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiologyMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesPhysiotherapy Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences Publication Date: 08/10/2001 ISBN-13: 9780443064401  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Susan Edwards is held in high esteem in the international field of neurological rehabilitation. In compiling and editing Neurological Physiotherapy she has allowed the therapist new to the field to benefit from the extensive clinical expertise and knowledge of herself and her colleagues. Their book will provide invaluable help and guidance to all physiotherapists, both students andpractitioners, as well as to the other health professionals working in this challenging area of rehabilitation.

Sue Edwards is well known internationally as an expert in the field of neurorehabilitation and particularly in the Bobath approach to physio neurorehab. She had been the head physio at lLeading UK hospital in the field for a number of years. She now acts asa freelance consultant advisor to the hospital and also works as a private practitioner and as an expert medico-legal witness.

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