Tetraplegia and Paraplegia (PAPERBACK REPRINT)
Tetraplegia and Paraplegia (PAPERBACK REPRINT),
Edition 6 A Guide for Physiotherapists

Publication Date: 15 Feb 2013

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Extensively illustrated and easy to use, this practical resource offers clear guidelines and step-by-step sequences for moving and working with individuals with differing levels of paralysis. It serves as both an ideal student textbook and a valuable clinical manual for therapists who see tetraplegic and paraplegic patients.

Key Features

  • Clear, practical, concise information supported by an easily understandable approach
  • Accessible reference for both clinical and classroom settings
  • Excellent coverage of wheelchairs and wheelchair management

New Features

  • All illustrations have been redrawn for increased clarity, to enhance the clinical usefulness of this resource
  • Audit and evidence-based practice is incorporated throughout
  • Discussion of patient empowerment
  • The chapter on hands has been expanded to provide more in-depth coverage of this important topic
  • Discussion of levers
  • Chapter on aging offers insight and considerations for treating aging and elderly patients with spinal cord injury
  • Expanded section on equipment provides details on current and state-of-the-art equipment used in practice
Table of Contents
1. Spinal Cord Injury

2. Physiological Effects and Their Initial Management

3. Patient-Centred Practice

4. The Acute Lesion

5. Respiratory Therapy

6. Pressure – Effects and Prevention

7. Initial Physical Re-Education

8. Personal Independence

9. The Bio-Mechanical Principles Used in Transferring

10. Basic Functional Movements

11. Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Management

12. Transfers

13. Gait Training

14. Ultra-High Lesions

15. The Incomplete Spinal Lesion

16. Spinal Cord Injury in Children

17. Ageing with Spinal Cord Injury

18. Complications

19. Sport in Rehabilitation

Appendix 1. Standard Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

Appendix 2. Functional Independence Measure (FIM)

Appendix 3. Spinal Cord Independence Measure

Appendix 4. Major Segmental Innervation of the Muscles of the Upper Limb

Appendix 5. Major segmental innervation of the muscles of the lower limb.

Appendix 6. Functional Independence

Appendix 7. Segmental Innervation of the Skin

Appendix 8. Useful Addresses and Equipment Suppliers
Book Reviews
“This book would be extremely useful for both physiotherapy students and physiotherapy clinicians interested in the rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries.¿
Physical Therapy Reviews; 2008; vol 13; No 2
Book details
ISBN: 9780702055263
Page Count: 428
Illustrations: Approx. 286 illustrations
Retail Price: €54.99