This book will provide occupational therapists with the foundations for effective occupational therapy in stroke rehabilitation.Written in a user–friendly style, the book′s chapters are presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and treatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together to avoid confusion.
This book encourages therapists to use their skills in observation and problem solving, adapting and building on the techniques seen on clinical placement and taught in college.
Definition of Stroke.
Causes of Stroke.
Classification of Stroke.
International Classification of Impairment.
Disabilities and handicap.
Damage That can Occur in Different Areas of the Brain.
The Stroke Wheel.
Role of OT.
Frames of reference/models.
Initial Assessment – (general, sensation, Functional, Goal Setting).
Standardised adl Assessments.
Positioning, Equipment (wheelchairs, Adl, Splinting).
Management of Motor/sensory Deficits.
Management Principles (physical, Self–care Activities, Instrumental Activities, Remedial Activities).
Management of Cognitive/perceptual Deficits.
Resuming Sexual Activity.
Pusher syndrome and Overuse.
Speech and Language Deficits.
Standards of stroke Care.
Methods of Recording OT Intervention.
New Approaches/way Forward.
Ensuring best Practice (OT Clinical Audit, OT Research).
Glossary and Bibliography.
Stroke Association Publication List.