Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease
Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease: An Evidence-Based Treatment Model provides a comprehensive theoretical and clinical reference for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease. Marilyn Trail, Elizabeth Protas, and Eugene Lai, along with contributions from internationally recognized experts, bring together the discussion of theoretical approaches with the actual clinical treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. Throughout Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease, clinical case studies and vignettes highlight evidence-based practice and provide practitioners with clinically relevant tools for treatment. In addition to providing comprehensive treatment models for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, this unique text contains chapters devoted to psychosocial issues affecting patients with Parkinson's disease, assistive technology specifically for patients with Parkinson's disease, and home programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology that will be valuable aids for clinicians working with this patient population. Some topics covered include:Review of pathophysiologySymptomatologyNeuroplasticityCognition impairment associated with Parkinson's diseaseStandardized instruments used to measure motor and cognitive functionWith cutting edge information, expert contributions, and an evidence-based approach to treatment, Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease is a necessity for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists involved with education, clinical practice, or research.
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