Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Physical Therapy Practice in Context

  • ID: 3685012
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury helps the reader develop a deeper understanding of the pathology and effects of any significant traumatic insult to the brain. This understanding is essential for all of those contributing to the lengthy process of rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.

Physiotherapists have a key role to play in this process, which continues long after patients are discharged from acute care provision. Therapists may encounter traumatic brain injury survivors in neuro-rehabilitation units, non-specialist wards, outpatient departments or in the community.

This book will provide all those involved in such service provision with an understanding of the importance of their role in the ongoing rehabilitation process. Those reading the book will find it increases their knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by affected patients and their families. It will also help them to define their own role as therapists, whether working in hospital or in the community, within the lengthy and ongoing rehabilitation process.

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Abbreviations. About This Book. Section 1: Setting the Context. Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury. Understanding the Impact of the Traumatic Event and the Influence of Life Context. Section 2: The Assessment Process. Initial Considerations in the Process of Assessment. Understanding and Contributing to the Global Assessment. Sensorimotor Assessment. Defining Goals for Intervention. Section 3. Designing Interventions. Applying Neurophysiotherapeutic Principles. Cognitive, Behavioural and Individual Influences in Programme Design. Section 4: Service Provision. Policy, Planning and Proactive Management. Index.
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Campbell, Maggie Research Physiotherapist NHS Trent; formerly Lead Clinician Physiotherapist, Head Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Sheffield, UK.
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