Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation
Edited by Volker Dietz and Nick Ward
472 pages | 276x219mm
978-0-19-967371-1 | Hardback | 26 February 2015
Clinical recommendations that are based on a mix of established evidence and clinical experience
•Will provide an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of neurorehabilitation
•The Editors are well known and respected in the emergent field of neurorehabilitation
Neurorehabilitation is an expanding field with an increasing clinical impact because of an ageing population. During the last 20 years neurorehabilitation has developed from a discipline with little scientific background, separated from other medical centers, to a medical entity largely based on the principles of 'evidenced based medicine' with strong ties to basic research and clinical neurology. Today neurorehabilitation is still a 'work in progress' and treatment standards are not yet established for all aspects of neurorehabilitation. There are very few books that address contemporary neurorehabilitation from this perspective.
This volume moves the reader from theory to practice. It provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of neurorehabilitation, as well as a clear idea about how (and why) to approach treatment decisions in individual patients. These clinical recommendations are based on a mix of established evidence and clinical experience that the authors bring to bear on their topics.
Readership: The volume is aimed at a broad range of clinicians. It will appeal particularly to neurologists, general practitioners and clinical psychologists specializing in neurorehabilitation, and allied health care professionals in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapists involved in neurorehabilitation.