Physical Therapy of Cerebral Palsy

Other | March 21, 2007

EditorFreeman Miller

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This book is a derivative of the author's well-regarded Cerebral Palsy and focuses on rehabilitation techniques. The book discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists, and also provides suggestions for implementing an Individual Education Plan. The book includes chapters on rehabilitation techniques. Tables and algorithms are included to help in the decision-making process for determining what treatment would be most beneficial.

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This book is a derivative of the author's well-regarded Cerebral Palsy and focuses on rehabilitation techniques. The book discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists, and also provides suggestions for implementing an Individual Education Plan. The book includes chapters on rehabilitation techniques....

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This well-crafted text discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists and is a derivative of Dr. Miller's highly regarded reference, Cerebral Palsy. The book is conveniently divided into two sections. The first focuses on fundamental aspects of cerebral palsy management, from understanding motor impair...

Dr. Freeman Miller is Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program and Medical Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. He specializes in treating children with cerebral palsy and gait disorders and is well renowned and highly respected in his field. Dr. Miller is a member of eigh...

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Format:OtherDimensions:426 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.27 inPublished:March 21, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387383034

ISBN - 13:9780387383033

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Cerebral Palsy Management: The Child, the Parent and the Goal.- Etiology, Epidemiology, Pathology and Diagnosis.- Neurological Control of the Musculosketal System.- Therapy, Education and Other Treatment Modalities.- Durable Medical Equipment.- Gait.- Section 2. Rehabilitation Techniques: Neurodevelopment Therapy.- Strengthening Exercises.- Balance Interventions.- Electrical Stimulation Techniques.- Hippotherapy.- Aquatic Therapy.- Assistive Devices.- Seating Systems.- M.O.V.E. Curriculum.- Occupational Therapy Extremity Evaluation.- Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps.

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From the reviews:"This book was written by an orthopedic surgeon and the contents is broad, covering the etiology and overall medical management of cerebral palsy, with the longest chapter devoted to gait. . In addition, there are quizzes to test the reader's knowledge. This is a wonderful teaching tool. . This is valuable for all clinicians . . this book will be useful for physicians who are new to the area of cerebral palsy . ." (Eileen Fowler, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298 (20), 2007)