Quick Reference Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Professionals: The Essential Neurologic Principles Underlying Rehabilitation Practice by Sharon A. Gutman
English | 30 Aug. 2016 | ISBN: 1630911526 | 375 Pages | EPUB | 8.64 MB
A concise and quick reference for the practitioner and student who are learning or reviewing the most relevant neuroscience principles supporting rehabilitation therapy. The updated third edition continues to meet a need in the rehabilitation profession that has gone unfilled – the ability to break down neuroscience information into the essential principles that can be used to understand neurological conditions and the principles underlying rehabilitation evaluation and practice. This fully-updated third edition provides a quick review of specific neuroscience concepts and principles that support rehabilitation interventions.In this era of information overload, this text rapidly and thoroughly provides condensed information in a user-friendly, easy-to-use format for readers to review and convey relevant information to patients. Sharon Gutman has organised the text into three parts: the first addresses neuroanatomy; the second addresses the function of neurological systems underlying physical, psychiatric, cognitive, and visual perceptual disorders; and the final section addresses clinical neuropathology related to ageing, addiction, memory, and the neurological substrates of sex and gender. A specific section describes the common neurodiagnostic tests that therapists do not administer but must have knowledge of when results are discussed at treatment team meetings.Features of the third edition:Presented in a simple and organised bulleted format.Large-scale colour illustrations to easily visualise neuroanatomical structures and systems.Text boxes to apply key neuroscience concepts to the understanding of common neurological disorders and treatment.Updated clinical test questions and glossary.The third edition bridges a gap by quickly providing the rehabilitation professional with the most salient information needed to understand neurologic principles underlying rehabilitation practice.