Physical Management for Neurological Conditions,
Edition 5
Edited by Sheila Lennon, PhD MSc BSc FCSP, Gita Ramdharry, BSc (Hons) PG Cert, MSc, PhD and Geert Verheyden, PhD

Publication Date: 29 Jan 2024

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions comprehensively covers the essentials of neurorehabilitation starting with thirteen guiding principles, and a new chapter on clinical reasoning and assessment. It discusses the physical management of common neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s followed by less common conditions such as inherited neurological conditions, motor neuron disease, polyneuropathies and muscle disorders.

Produced by a team of international editors and experts, this fifth edition is the most up-to-date evidence-based textbook available for undergraduate students and qualified health professionals alike, focusing on selecting appropriate evidence-based tools rather than subscribing to any specific treatment approaches. It is a core physiotherapy textbook designed to provide students with everything they need to pass the neurological component of their degree.

Key Features

  • Fully updated to provide comprehensive information on optimal physical management within movement limitations suitable for any health care context or environment
  • Using international case studies to apply theory to clinical practice
  • Easy to navigate and understand – for students, new graduates and therapists returning to practice or changing scope of practice.

New Features

  • New content on assessment, clinical reasoning, technology-based rehabilitation, and complex case management including disorders of consciousness and adults with cerebral palsy
  • Full update of the evidence-base within each chapter, including reference to the increased use of remote delivery of services and challenges accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • New international authors
About the author
Edited by Sheila Lennon, PhD MSc BSc FCSP, Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide,; Gita Ramdharry, BSc (Hons) PG Cert, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor,Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education,Kingston University and St George's, University of London; Consultant Allied Health Professional, Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London NHS Foundation Trust,London and Geert Verheyden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Leuven
Table of Contents

Section 1 Background Knowledge
1 Guiding Principles in Neurological Rehabilitation
2 Clinical Reasoning in Neurological Physiotherapy: Assessment and Treatment Principles
3 Common Impairments and the Impact on Activity
4 Observation and Analysis of Movement
5 Measurement Tools
6 Goal Setting in Rehabilitation
Section 2 Management of Specific Conditions
7 Stroke
8 Traumatic Brain Injury
9 Spinal Cord Injury
10 Multiple Sclerosis
11 Parkinson’s
12 Inherited Neurological Conditions
13 Motor Neurone Disease
14 Polyneuropathies
15 Neuromuscular Disorders
16 Functional Motor Disorders
17 Vestibular Rehabilitation
Section 3 Specific Management
18 Respiratory Management
19 Self-Management
20 Neurorehabilitation Technologies
21 Falls and Their Management
22 Physical Activity and Exercise in Neurological Rehabilitation
23 Pain Management
24 Clinical Neuropsychology in Rehabilitation
25 Selected Topics in Physical Management for Neurological Conditions
Appendix: Answers to Self-Assessment

Book details
ISBN: 9780323881326
Page Count: 592
Retail Price : £42.99

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