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Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation by Susan B. O'Sullivan
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Here is a practical, step-by-step guide to help understand the treatment process and to select the most appropriate intervention for patients. Superbly illustrated, in-depth coverage will show how to identify functional deficits, determine what treatments are appropriate, and then to implement them to achieve the best functional outcome for patients. This one-of-a-kind text uses case studies in the narrative and then visually on the accompanying DVD to present real-world clinical demonstrations of how the interventions selected make a difference in patients' lives. An extensive program of photographs and figures illustrates the narrative descriptions of the intervention strategies. Discussions address the foundational context for clinical decision-making and the conceptual framework for developing a comprehensive plan of care. Detailed coverage examines strategies and interventions to promote enhanced motor function and independence in key functional skills. Laboratory practice activities focus on task analysis and acquisition of psychomotor skills. Tables summarize the content, while also functioning as concise study guides. 'Clinical Notes' highlight key points and specific or unique aspects of an intervention; 'Red Flags' identify potential patient problems or precautions; ten video segments on the DVD, corresponding to the ten case studies in the book that present sample elements of the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the commonly seen clinical conditions in rehabilitation settings.

Table of Contents

Promoting Function: Conceptual Elements; Framework for Clinical Decision Making; Interventions to Improve Motor Control and Motor Learning; Interventions to Improve Function; Interventions to Improve Bed Mobility and Early Trunk Control; Interventions to Improve Sitting and Sitting Balance Skills; Interventions to Improve Kneeling and Half-Kneeling Control; Interventions to Improve Transfers and Wheelchair Skills; Interventions to Improve Standing Control and Standing Balance Skills; Interventions to Improve Locomotor Skills; Interventions to Improve Upper Extremity Skills; Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy; Case Studies; Traumatic Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury - Balance and Locomotor Training; Spinal Cord Injury - Locomotor Training; Spinal Cord Injury; Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction; Parkinson's Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke - Home Health Rehabilitation; Stroke - Constraint Induced Movement Training; Stroke; Appendix A; Outcome Measures Organized by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Categories.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
580 illustrations
F.A. Davis Company
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