Edition 5 Fundamentals for Rehabilitation
By Laurie Lundy-Ekman, PhD, PT

Publication Date: 11 Jan 2018

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Boost your skills in planning and managing physical rehabilitation! Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 5th Edition provides a practical guide to the nervous system and how it affects the practice of physical and occupational therapy. Case studies and first-person stories from people with neurologic disorders make it easier to apply your knowledge to the clinical setting. New to this edition is a new chapter on neuroanatomy imaging. Written by noted PT educator Laurie Lundy-Ekman, this book uses evidence-based research to help you understand neurologic disorders and treat clients who have physical limitations due to nervous system damage or disease.

Key Features

  • Logical, systems approach to neuroscience makes it easier to master complex information and provides a framework for conducting a neurologic examination and evaluation.
  • A clinical perspective of neuroscience is provided through case studies, personal stories written by patients, and summaries of key features of neurologic disorders and the body systems they affect. 
  • Five sectionsOverview of Neurology, Neuroscience at the Cellular Level, Development of the Nervous System, Vertical Systems, and Regions — first show how neural cells operate, and then allow you to apply your knowledge of neuroscience.
  • Emphasis on topics critical to physical rehabilitation includes coverage of abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, control of movement, and differential diagnosis of dizziness.
  • Hundreds of color-coded illustrations show body structures and functions across systems.
  • Clinical Notes case studies demonstrate how neuroscience knowledge may be applied to clinical situations. 
  • Pathology boxes provide a quick summary of the features of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in rehabilitation practice.

New Features

  • New! Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomy Atlas chapter includes MRI and CT images. 
  • NEW! Neurologic Disorders and the Neurologic Examination chapter provides detailed descriptions and photographs of techniques.
  • NEW! Diagnostic Clinical Reasoning boxes help you develop the ability to recognize patterns of signs and symptoms associated with specific diagnoses.
  • NEW! Updated content reflects the most current research findings.
  • NEW! Reader-friendly approach converts long, technical chapters into smaller, more accessible chapters.
  • NEW! Reorganized chapters progress from the cellular view to the systems view to the regional view.
About the author
By Laurie Lundy-Ekman, PhD, PT, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Neuroscience
Part 1: Overview of Neurology 
2. Neuroanatomy  
3. Neurologic Disorders and the Neurologic Examination  NEW!
4. Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomy Atlas  NEW!
Part 2: Neuroscience at the Cellular Level 
5. Physical and Electrical Properties of Cells in the Nervous System   
6. Neural Communication: Synaptic and Extrasynaptic Transmission
7. Neuroplasticity
Part 3: Development of the Nervous System 
8. Development of the Nervous System  
Part 4: Vertical Systems 
9.  Autonomic Nervous System  
10. Peripheral Somatosensory System  
11. Central Somatosensory System  
12. Pain as a Disease: Neuropathic Pain, Central Sensitivity Syndromes, and Pain Syndromes  
13. Motor System: Motor Neurons and Spinal Motor Function
14. Motor System: Motor Tracts  
15. Motor System: The Cerebellum and the Spinocerebellar Pathways
16. Motor and Psychologic Functions: Basal Ganglia
Part 5: Regions  
17. Peripheral Region 
18. Spinal Region  
19. Cranial Nerves 
20. Brainstem Region  
21. Visual System  
22. Vestibular System
23. Dizziness and Unsteadiness 
24. Cerebrospinal Fluid System
25. Blood Supply, Stroke, Fluid Dynamics, and Intracranial Pressure
26. Cerebrum  
27. Memory, Consciousness and Intellect   
28. Behavior, Emotions, Decision Making, Personality: Prefrontal and Anterior Temporal Lobes 
29. Communication, Directing Attention, and Spatial Cognition: Temporoparietal Association Cortex and Inferior Frontal Gyrus
Book details
ISBN: 9780323478410
Page Count: 570
Illustrations: Approx. 675 illustrations (675 in full color)
Retail Price: £59.99