Now completely updated with the latest information on both adult and pediatric patients, this comprehensive book provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology of the nervous system and common treatment techniques used in physical therapy practice. This edition also features updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, as well as new chapters on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and other neurological conditions seen in the adult. Helpful learning aids and abundant illustrations highlight key concepts and help readers quickly master the material.
Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments.
Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.
Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient's performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion - key to the treatment of individuals post stroke.
Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book.
Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly.
Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA.
NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.
UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.
SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS 1. The Roles of the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation 2. Neuroanatomy 3. Motor Control and Motor Learning 4. Motor Development SECTION 2: CHILDREN 5. Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function 6. Cerebral Palsy 7. Myelomeningocele 8. Genetic Disorders SECTION 3: ADULTS 9. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation 10. Cerebrovascular Accidents 11. Traumatic Brain Injuries 12. Spinal Cord Injuries 13. Other Neurological Disorders Answers to the Review Questions