Filled with practical advice and up-to-date clinical information and management techniques, this book is an invaluable guide for all nurses and allied health professionals working with patients who have musculoskeletal conditions. Features new chapters on the patient's perspective, nurse-led clinics, and public health awareness Musculoskeletal conditions and their management; 1 Susan Oliver: Introduction; 2 Nicola Walsh and Alice Berry: Osteoarthritis; 3 Donna Rowe: Osteoporosis; 4 Polly Livermore, Liz Smith, Patricia Cornell, Danniel Murphy, and Susan Oliver: Inflammatory joint diseases; 5 Janice Mooney, Richard Watts, and Louise Parker: Connective tissue diseases; 6 Sarah Ryan, Daniel Murphy, and Julian Barratt: Chronic non-inflammatory pain; 7 Maureen Cox: Orthopaedic surgery; Clinical issues; 8 Susan Oliver: Assessing the patient - clinical examination and history taking; 9 Sarah Ryan: Symptom control - using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods; 10 Sarah Ryan: Holistic and patient-centred care; 11 Dawn Homer, Yeliz Prior, Nicola Walsh, and Alice Berry: Care in the community; 12 Dawn Homer, Yeliz Prior, and Susan Oliver: Ward-based care and referral to the multidisciplinary team (MDT); 13 Susan Oliver and Michael Oliver: Rapid access and emergency issues; 14 Ian Giles: Fertility, pregnancy, and relationships; Nursing care issues - treatment, nursing management, and tools; 15 Sarah Ryan: Pharmacological management - pain relief; 16 Patricia Cornell and Diane Home: Pharmacological management - disease modifying drugs; 17 Cath Thwaites, Janice Mooney, Richard Watts, Michael Oliver, and Susan Oliver: Blood tests and investigations; 18 Susan Oliver and Diane Home: Intra-articular, subcutaneous and intravenous therapies; 19 Yeliz Prior, Nicola Walsh, and Alice Berry: Non-pharmacological therapies; 20 Mwidimi Ndosi: Assessment tools; 21 Dawn Homer: Specialist nursing support - the role and nurse prescribing; 22 Ailsa Bosworth: Patient's perspective; 23 Alison Leary and Mwidimi Ndosi: Nurse-led clinics; 24 Susan Oliver: Public health awareness
Whether your goal is to be a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant, this book’s comprehensive content will give you in-depth knowledge on the role of neurologic rehabilitation in the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments and explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, and motor development. Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 4th Edition provides a current framework for neurologic practice and focuses on the precise links between the pathophysiology of neurologic conditions and possible interventions to improve movement outcomes. The text also includes a new chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Helpful learning aids in each chapter include objectives and summaries, open-ended review questions, line drawings and photos, step-by-step illustrated intervention boxes, tables, and charts.
Comprehensive content on the role of neurologic rehabilitation focuses on the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments and explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, and motor development.
Open-ended review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge of material covered in the chapter.
Case studies include subjective and objective observation, assessment, planning, and critical decision-making components, and provide context for you regarding the patient examination and treatment process.
The text uses the language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice to ensure you are complying with the APTA best practices.
Over 700 illustrations and photographs detailing anatomy, physiology, evaluation, pathology, and treatment enhance your learning resources.
New To This Edition:
UPDATED! Best evidence for interventions; clear, concise tables; graphics and pictures; and current literature engage you in the spectrum of neurologic conditions and interventions.
NEW! Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter covers clinical features, diagnosis, and intervention, with a special focus on using play and aquatics, to support the integral role of physical therapy in working with children and families with autism.
NEW! Common threads throughout the Children section focus on motor competence as a driving force in a child’s cognitive and language development and highlight how meaningful, fun activities with family and friends encourage children with disabilities to participate.
UPDATED! Neuroanatomy chapter provides a more comprehensive review on nervous system structures and their contributions to patient function and recovery after an injury or neurologic condition.
UPDATED! Adult chapters feature updated information on medical and pharmacological management.
NEW! The Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions assists you in measuring common outcomes in the examination and evaluation of patients.
NEW! Emphasis on the evidence for locomotor training, dual-task training, and high intensity gait training are included in the intervention sections.
Table Of Contents:
SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. The Roles of the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
4. Motor Development
SECTION 2: CHILDREN
5. Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function
6. Cerebral Palsy
8. Genetic Disorders
9. Autism Spectrum Disorder
SECTION 3: ADULTS
10. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
12. Traumatic Brain Injuries
13. Spinal Cord Injuries
14. Other Neurologic Disorders