'Pauline Pope has been a true champion and advocate for patients who would previously have been considered ‘beyond help’. Her book bears witness to the achievement of impossibility in this context. It is essential reading for all professionals involved with the care of people with long-term neurological conditions.’ Lynne Turner-Stokes DM FRCP, Northwick Park Hospital and King’s College, London.
- 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.
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