Edition 6 Fundamentals for Rehabilitation
By Laurie Lundy-Ekman, PhD, PT

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2022

Use your knowledge of the nervous system to understand and treat neurologic disorders! Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 6th Edition provides an illustrated guide to neurology 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 develop clinical reasoning skills and apply your knowledge to the clinical setting. This edition includes an enhanced eBook free with each purchase of a new print book. Written by noted PT educator Laurie Lundy-Ekman, Neuroscience uses evidence-based research to help you evaluate 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.
  • Clinical perspective of neuroscience is provided through case studies, personal stories written by people with neurologic disorders, and summaries of key features of neurologic disorders and the body systems they affect.
  • Six sections Overview of Neurology, Neuroscience at the Cellular Level, Development of the Nervous System, Vertical Systems, Regions, and Neurologic Tests — first show how neural cells operate, and then allow you to apply your knowledge of neuroscience.
  • Coverage of key physical rehabilitation topics includes 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.
  • Full-color atlas includes photographs of the human brain along with labeled line drawings.
  • Clinical Notes case studies demonstrate how neuroscience concepts 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! Quick Reference Lists on the inside book covers make it easy to find frequently consulted figures, reflexes, tables, and summaries within the text.
  • NEW! Updated chapters include Pain as a Disease and as a Symptom, Motor System: Upper Motor Neurons, Motor and Psychologic Functions, Brainstem Region, and Neurologic Tests.
  • NEW! 85 new or updated figures are added to this edition.
  • NEW! Nearly 600 new references are added to this edition.
  • NEW! Enhanced eBook versionincluded with print purchase – allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • NEW! Answers to the book’s case studies and a student workbook with approximately 1,000 practice questions and answers are included in the eBook.
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
4 Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomy
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 and as a Symptom, 182
13 Motor System: Lower Motor Neurons and
14 Motor System: Upper Motor Neurons, 224
15 Motor, Cognitive, and Emotion Systems:
The Cerebellum
16 Motor and Psychologic Functions: Basal
17 Control of Movement
Part 5 Regions
18 Peripheral Region
19 Spinal Region
20 Cranial Nerves
21 Brainstem Region
22 Visual System
23 Vestibular System
24 Dizziness and Unsteadiness
25 Cerebrospinal Fluid System
26 Blood Supply, Stroke, Fluid Dynamics, and
Intracranial Pressure
27 Cerebrum
28 Memory, Consciousness, and Intellect
29 Behavior, Emotions, Decision Making,
Personality: Prefrontal Cortex and Temporal
30 Communication, Directing Attention,
and Spatial Cognition: Temporoparietal
Association Cortex and Inferior Frontal
Part 6 Neurologic Tests
31 Neurologic Tests
Book details
ISBN: 9780323792677
Page Count: 616
Illustrations : 675 illustrations (675 in full color)
Retail Price : £83.99
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