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Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability, 1st Edition

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability, 1st Edition,Pauline Pope,ISBN9780750688253






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This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise.

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Key Features

  • The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way.
  • Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability.
  • Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions.
  • Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice.
  • Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Pauline Pope


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Consultant Physiotherapist

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability, 1st Edition

1. Introduction

2. Posture

3. Development of Secondary Complications

4. Assessment and Outcome Measures

5. Body Structure and Mechanisms of Control

6. Building a Stable Posture

7. Customized Support

8. The Complete Physical Management Regime

9. Therapeutic Leisure Activities

10. Complementary Interventions

11. The Carer’s Perspective

12. The Art of Compromise

13. The Evidence for Management
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