Neurological Physiotherapy: Bases of Evidence for Practice updating the evidence base in neurology and providing new information and the latest evidence bases for treatments frequently used in other areas of physiotherapy practice. These include cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and surgical conditions, and pain management.
Written by highly regarded physiotherapists with a substantial track record in both research and clinical practice, the book offers up–to–date information on treatment and management, and a critical analysis of the current evidence available to support the choice of intervention. There is a wealth of references on each topic, each rated to enable the reader to assess their relevance. Each chapter begins with a real–life case study, this practical approach strengthens the link between research and clinical practice, which is so often missing. It also encourages informed decision making in practice.
The book is intended to be used as a work of reference by both clinicians and researchers, to provoke discussion and identify areas where more research is needed.
This engaging text will be of interest to a wide range of physiotherapists, both undergraduate and post graduate, to those who refer their patients for physiotherapy and also for administrators and others who commission physiotherapy services.
Introduction (Cecily Partridge).
1 Physiotherapy and the Adult with Non–Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (Jennifer A. Pryor).
2 Coordinated Management of a Patient in ICU with Cardiorespiratory Failure (Elizabeth Dean).
3 Abdominal Surgery: The Evidence for Physiotherapy Intervention (Linda Denehy and Laura Browning).
4 Practice and Feedback for Training Reach–to–Grasp in a Patient with Stroke (Paulette M. Van Vliet and Katherine Durham).
5 ImprovingWalking After Stroke Using a Treadmill (Louise Ada and Catherine M. Dean).
6 Treatment of the Upper Limb Following Stroke: A Critical Evaluation of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (Martine Nadler).
IV PAIN MANAGEMENT.
7.1 An Introduction to Current Concepts of Pain (Lester Jones).
7.2 Non–Specific Arm Pain (Lester Jones).
7.3 Recurrent Lumbar Pain after Failed Spinal Surgery (Lester Jones and Audrey Wang).
8 Evidence for Exercise and Self–Management Interventions for Lower Limb Osteoarthritis (Nicola Walsh).
9 Using Evidence–Based Practice for Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (Joy C. MacDermid).
10 Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (Justine Naylor, Alison Harmer and Richard Walker).