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Stroke Rehabilitation

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ISBN: 9780750647120

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill

Edited by Janet H. Carr, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP and Roberta B. Shepherd, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP

312 pages
Trim Size 7 3/8 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2003
$116.00, Paperback, Reference

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Previously published as A Motor Relearning Programme for Stroke, the authors have produced a completely revised and updated version of this essential guide to task- and context-specific exercise and training for the optimal functional recovery of stroke patients. The guidelines are based on scientific rationale and the latest clinical research and cover a range of critical everyday actions, while the modern and accessible format with many new photographs and line drawings ensures maximum clarity and practicality.Written by two acknowledged experts in their field, Stroke Rehabilitation presents Carr and Shepherd's internationally respected system of stroke rehabilitation. The clear and comprehensive linking of science and clinical practice make this an indispensable volume for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and all those involved in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke.


""The book is well structured. It provides easily applicable treatment guidlines, backed up by a strong evidence base and an extensive up to date reference list. I would recommend this book for any neurological physiotherapy service."" Ruth O'Cnnell, Phsiotherapy Ireland

Key Features

  • Presents Carr and Shepherd's well-known and internationally followed programme on stroke and neurological physiotherapy
  • Replaces the popular A Motor Relearning Programme for Stroke - made up-to-date and applicable to contemporary practice
  • Can be used as a companion text to Carr & Shepherd's Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Rigourously researched and evidence-based
  • The only textbook bridging the gap between science and clinical practice that concentrates on stroke
  • Written specifically with physiotherapists in mind - so appropriate for students as well as more advanced practitioners
  • Many more references than before - helping to provide the evidence for clinical practice
  • New illustrations - easy to read and navigate.
  • New to this Edition

  • Protocols presented in a step by step format, highlighting critical components, adaptive movements and what to do to help plan treatment
  • More information on both biomechanics and exercise - giving the reader crucial, current information
  • Completely redesigned with a new easy to follow layout
  • All the pictures are new to illustrate the treatment protocols
  • New in paperback - easier to carry around or use in practice.
  • Readership

    Physiotherapists: students and practitioners
    Occupational therapists: students and practitioners
    All those working in the field of stroke rehabilitation

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    Author Information

    Edited by Janet H. Carr, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP, Honorary Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia and Roberta B. Shepherd, MA, EdD (Columbia), FACP, Honorary Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

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