Hemiplegia, more commonly known as a stroke, is not just a neurological or a musculoskeletal condition, but one with a psychosocial impact on the patient’s life. A Practical Guide to HemiplegiaTreatment addresses the physiotherapeutic management of hemiplegia focusing on the wider needs of the patient.
This book is divided into various topics ranging from basic anatomy and physiology of the human brain and development of the nervous system, to clinical diagnosis, symptomology, and the management of hemiplegia complications.
The essentials of rehabilitation medicine and approach to treatment are covered in detail. For quick reference, various exercises and treatment techniques are divided into lying, sitting and standing positions.
Chapters on orofacial rehabilitation, perception, orthotics and management of complications provide a home care programme for hemiplegia patients. 55 images and illustrations enhance the information provided in this comprehensive guide to hemiplegia treatment.
- Clear format for quick reference and practical use
- Chapters include basic anatomy of human brain and nervous system through to symptoms and rehabilitation
- 55 images, illustrations and tables
Ipsit Brahmachari PhD
Physiotherapist, Proprietor, Marg Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Human Brain 2. The Development of Nervous System 3. Clinical Aspects of Stroke: A Major Cause of Hemiplegia 4. Clinical Diagnosis of Neurological Condition 5. Symptoms of Brain Damage 6. Essentials of Assessment 7. Management and Rehabilitation Medicine 8. A Systematic Approach to Treatment 9. Treatment Program in Acute Stage 10. Activities in Lying 11. Activities in Sitting 12. Activities in Standing 13. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Activities 14. Orofacial Rehabilitation 15. Perceptual Dysfunctions and Treatment 16. Complications and their Management 17. Adjunct Therapies 18. Hemiplegia Care at Home 19. Orthopedic Management of Stroke 20. Conclusion 21. Assessment Scores and Scales