A Practical Guide to Hemiplegia Treatment

by Ipsit Brahmachari

This comprehensive, profusely illustrated compilation provides detailed description of aetiology, symptomology, in-depth assessment and physiotherapeutic management of patients suffering from hemiplegia. Chapter 1 to chapter 5 deal with basic anatomy and physiology of human brain, development of nervous system, clinical aspect of stroke, clinical diagnosis of neurological condition, and symptoms of brain damage in detail. Chapter 6 to chapter 8 deal with essentials of assessment, overview of medical management and rehabilitation medicine, and a systematic approach to physiotherapeutic management including brunnstorm classification, bobath concept, PNF concept and rood’s approach. Chapter 9 to chapter 18 deal with physiotherapeutic management in acute stage, activities carried out in lying, sitting and standing positions, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, orofacial rehabilitation, perceptual dysfunctions and treatments, complications and their management, adjunct therapies, home care and orthosis, using highly skilled treatment techniques to facilitate selective motor control, sensory integration, inhibit gross motor activity and reflex activity pattern to bring about a positive change in patient’s life with profuse illustrations. Chapter 19 deals in orthopaedic management of deformities post-hemiplegia, in detail. In chapter 20, the author summarises and talks on the philosophy of physiotherapy and rehabilitation of hemiplegic patient and its implication on society. The author concludes with ‘a vision and a mission’ wherein an ideal rehabilitation programme for patients is enlisted and standardization of treatment techniques and values and ethics in treatment is stressed upon. The book concludes with an array of assessment scores and scales for quick referral.

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