Neurological Physiotherapy,
Edition 2 A Problem-Solving Approach
Edited by Susan Edwards, MCSP

Publication Date: 08 Oct 2001
Neurological Physiotherapy aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. Using a problem-solving approach the emphasis is on the identification of symptoms in relation to impairment and disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.

Key Features

  • Patient-centred - focuses on patient problems, not on medical diagnoses
  • Encourages analysis of the abnormal pathology to determine appropriate treatment interventions
  • Describes a variety of commonly used treatment approaches and gives indicators for their selection
  • Stresses the importance of individual patient assessment for planning individual therapy programmes
  • Uses case histories to illustrate the relationship between assessment and appropriate therapy selection
  • Incorporates the latest information relating to the control of human movement
  • Illustrated with both photographs and line diagrams to support and clarify the text
  • Written by a team of clinicians who are experts in their fields
  • New Features

    New chapters on:
  • Assessment, goal setting and measuring treatment outcomes
  • Medical and surgical management (including drug therapy)
  • New chapter which looks at the likely developments for the future - a forward outlook
  • More case studies included - with new ones to address CVA, MS (with link to the community) and MND
  • Case studies on spinal cord injury and head injury to be added.
  • About the author
    Edited by Susan Edwards, MCSP, Consultant in Neurological Physiotherapy, London, UK
    Table of Contents
    1. Problem solving in neurological physiotherapy - setting the sceneMargaret J Mayston2. Assessment, outcome measurement and goal setting in physiotherapy practiceJennifer Freeman3. An analysis of normal movement as the basis for the development of treatmentSusan Edwards4. Neuropsychological problems and solutionsDawn Wendy Langdon5. Abnormal tone and movement as a result of neurological impairment: considerations for treatmentSusan Edwards6. General principles of treatmentPhilippa Carter and Susan Edwards7. Drug treatment of neurological disabilityAlan J Thompson8. Case historiesSusan Edwards9. Posture management and special seatingPauline Pope10. Splinting and the use of orthoses in the management of patients with neurological disordersSusan Edwards11. Longer-term management for patients with residual or progressive disabilitySusan Edwards12. The way forwardCecily PartridgeIndex
    Book Reviews
    "For those daunted by, disillusioned with or doubtful about an evidence based approach to practice this excellent book provides a refreshing approach to neurological physiotherapy. This is an essential purchase for all physiotherapy departments and should be considered a core text for students. This book provides an excellent baseline from which to acquire the knowledge and skills to work with patients with neurological impairments and disabilities ." Ms Amanda Connell, MSc, MCSP, MISCP Senior Community Physiotherapist, Cork, Ireland., Physiotherapy Ireland Volume 23, No. 1, June 2002, Journal of the Irish Society of Chartered Physi, June 2002
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443064401
    Page Count: 308
    Retail Price : £36.99
    Stokes: Neurological Physiotherapy. 0 7234 2593 0. 1998. Mosby. Bromley: Tetraplegia and Paraplegia. 0 443 04887 8. 1996. Churchill Livingstone. Johnstone : Restoration of Normal Movement after Stroke. 0 443 05247 6. 1995. Churchill Livingstone.Campbell: Rehabilitation for traumatic Brain Injury. 0 443 06131 9. 2000. Churchill LivingstoneEach of the above 3 titles looks at neurorehabilitation for one particular problem area.Martin and Kessler: Neurologic Intervention for Physical Therapy Assistants. 0 7216 3176 2. 2000. WB Saunders. A more basic text aimed at PT assistants rather than PTs.
    Physiotherapy students and practitioners; Rehabilitation therapists; Occupational therapists; Trainee neurologists
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