Motor Control, 5th Edition remains the only book available that bridges the
gap between current and emerging motor control research and its application
to clinical practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this now classic
resource prepares readers to effectively examine and treat patients with problems
related to postural control, mobility, and upper extremity function using today’s
evidence-based best practices.
To make information easier to understand and follow, chapters follow a standard format: normal control process issues, age-related issues, research on abnormal function, and clinical applications of current research, including methods for examining and treating patients with motor dyscontol in each area.
Featuring new pedagogy, new videos, and separate lifespan chapters on development of mobility and aging and mobility, the Fifth Edition reflects the current explosion of research in the field of motor control.
NEW to this edition:
- Extended Knowledge boxes present material for more advanced students and practitioners.
- Additional case study videos include a child with CP, a longitudinal case study on an adult with acute stroke, and normal functioning in an 8-year-old child and 70-year-old adult.
- The chapter on life span perspective of mobility has been broken into two: one on development of mobility and the other on aging and mobility.
Anne Shumway-Cook PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Marjorie H Woollacott
University of Oregon