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Management of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Combining 25 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, Dr Lisa Harvey provides an innovative 5-step approach to the physiotherapy management of people with spinal cord injury. Based on the International Classification of Functioning, this approach emphasises the importance of setting goals which are purposeful and meaningful to the patient. These goals are related to performance of motor tasks analysed in terms of 6 key impairments. The assessment and treatment performance of each of these impairments for people with spinal cord injury is described in the following chapters:

  • training motor tasks
  • strength training
  • contracture management
  • pain management
  • respiratory management
  • cardiovascular fitness training

Dr Harvey develops readers' problem-solving skills equipping them to manage all types of spinal cord injuries. Central to these skills is an understanding of how people with different patterns of paralysis perform motor tasks and the importance of differentmuscles for motor tasks such as:

  • transfers and bed mobility of people
  • wheelchair mobility
  • hand function for people with tetraplegia
  • standing and walking with lower limb paralysis

This book is for students and junior physiotherapists with little or no experience in the area of spinal cord injury but with a general understanding of the principles of physiotherapy. It is also a useful tool for experienced clinicians, including those keen to explore the evidence base that supports different physiotherapy interventions.

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Section 1: The Bare EssentialsChapter 1: Background informationChapter 2: A framework for physiotherapy managementSection 2: Understanding how people with paralysis perform motor tasksChapter 3: Transfers and bed mobility for people with lower limb paralysisChapter 4: Wheelchair mobilityChapter 5: Hand function of people with tetraplegiaChapter 6: Standing and walking with lower limb paralysisChapter 7: Training Motor tasksChapter 8: Strength trainingChapter 9: Contracture managementChapter 10: Pain managementChapter 11: Respiratory managementChapter 12: Cardiovascular fitness trainingSection 3: Environmental factorsChapter 13: Wheelchair seatingSection 4: The way forwardChapter 14: Evidence-based physiotherapyAppendix: Innervation of muscles
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      9780443068584
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      9780443068584
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    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Jan 10, 2008
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  • physiobob
    Aug 1, 2008, 18:59
    "This book fills a need and should become a motivation for physiotherapists in their clinical practice and reasoning and development...The book is extremely well referenced throughout with up-to-date material and so provides current supporting background to the clinical reasoning of practice.I would recommend this book."
    Dot Tussler MSc MCSP, 27.4.08

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