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.
Table of Contents
Section 1: FOUNDATIONS 1. The Role of the 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 Neurologic Disorders Answers to Review Questions Index