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Neurological Rehabilitation, 5th Edition

Neurological Rehabilitation, 5th Edition
Author: Darcy Ann Umphred
ISBN 13: 9780323033060
ISBN 10: 323033067
Edition: 5
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2006-11-24
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1272
List Price: $107.00

Including everything from basic theories to the latest breakthroughs in screening, treatments, diagnosis, and interventions, Neurological Rehabilitation, 5th Edition, is the classic neurology book for therapy students and clinicians alike. The book takes a problem-solving approach to the therapeutic management of movement limitations, quality of life, and more. With an emphasis on real-world problem solving, case studies in every chapter show the application of concepts presented. The text also details best practices put forth by the APTA and other leading physical therapy organizations.

  • Includes all terminology, information, and practices consistent with The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice
  • References best practices from the beginning to the end of a patients' care with information from the most evidence-based research
  • Includes in-depth coverage with illustrations, case studies, and examples to make it easier to understand complex information
  • Applies concepts with case studies featured in each chapter, teaching problem-solving with real world examples
  • Covers non-conventional approaches to neurological interventions such as the movement approach, energy approach, and physical body system approaches

  • Four new chapters highlight important topics on movement and development across the lifespan, health and wellness, documentation, and cardiopulmonary interaction, not often found in one complete resource
  • Highlights hot button topics in physical therapy including neurological disorders and application issues such as poor vision, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pain
  • A complete revision of the chapters provides the most current information and research

Cathleen A. Blatchly

A revised chapter on the role of rehabilitation after HIV infection and a new chapter on balance disorders are highlights of the third edition of this book, which updates the 1990 edition in several pertinent areas. The book provides a comprehensive discussion of neurological rehabilitation structured into three sections: theory, management of clinical problems, and special topics and techniques. The book's structure makes it useful in both didactic and clinical settings. The purpose is to provide the practitioner and the advanced student with a multitude of problem-solving strategies that can be used to tailor treatment approaches to individual clients. The book provides a firm foundation of knowledge in many areas related to neurological rehabilitation. Practitioners and advanced students in physical and occupational therapy are the primary audience for the book. Speech-language pathologists and rehabilitation nurses will also benefit from access to this comprehensive reference. The 48 contributors provide a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of individuals with neurological disorders. The format, with chapters on theoretical foundations followed by chapters on clinical management and special techniques promotes a problem-solving approach to assessment and treatment of the client with neurological disorders. This book is a comprehensive reference that is highly recommended for allied health professionals in academic and clinical settings.