- There is an increasing interest in rehabilitation in chronic and degenerative diseases
- There are few publications available dealing with rehabilitation in movement disorders
- The book has a multidisciplinary approach
The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most important movement disorders and describe the rehabilitation tools available for each disease. The management of movement disorders is challenging since most of these diseases are not curable and hardly treatable. Many of the disorders are chronic or degenerative diseases, therefore patients develop motor complications that could improve with rehabilitation interventions. Movement Disorders Rehabilitation intends to serve as a practical guide on the field, attracting the interest of professionals and researchers on the fields of neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other correlated therapies.
Chien Hsin Fen: MD from the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil. Residency in Clinical Neurology and Physical Medicine at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil. Master and Doctoral Degree (Genetics of Parkinson s Disease) from the Department of Neurology of the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil. Vice Coordinator of the Scientific Department of Movement Disorder of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology.
Orlando Povoas Barsottini: MD from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Residency in Clinical Medicine at the Federal Univesity of São Paulo, Brazil. Master and Doctoral Degree from the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Federal University of São Paulo. Associate professor of Clinical Neurology and Head of the General Neurology and Ataxias Clinic - Federal University of São Paulo.