Neuroscience - E-Book: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, Edition 4

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This practical guide connects the theory of neuroscience with real-world clinical application by utilizing first person accounts of neurological disorders and in-depth case studies. It also provides clear descriptions of a complete range of neurological disorders. Special features such as "at-a-glance" summaries, pathology boxes, and hundreds of full-color illustrations, enhance the learning experience and make it easy to master the fundamentals of neuroscience rehabilitation.
  • Systems approach
  • to neuroscience helps you develop a fuller understanding of concepts in the beginning of the text and apply them to new clinical disorders later in the text.

  • Five sections
  • : Cellular Level, Development, Systems, Regions, and Support Systems show how neural cells operate first, and then help you apply that knowledge while developing an understanding of systems neuroscience.

  • UNIQUE! An emphasis on neuroscience issues
  • critical for practice of physical rehabilitation such as abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, and control of movement.

  • Evidence-based content
  • has been updated to reflect the most recent research.

  • Patient experience boxes
  • at the beginning of each chapter give insight from actual patients and the patients’ experiences with disorders discussed in the text.

  • Clinical notes
  • case studies
    include bulleted information relevant to the clinician.
  • NEW! Chapter on pain
  • will help students understand the physiological origins of pain and how it can be treated.
  • NEW! Color standardization in anatomy images
  • will familiarize you with structures and their functions across systems.
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Aug 7, 2013
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Boost your skills in planning and managing physical rehabilitation! Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 5th Edition provides a practical guide to the nervous system and how it affects the practice of physical and occupational therapy. Case studies and first-person stories from people with neurologic disorders make it easier to apply your knowledge to the clinical setting. New to this edition are new chapters on neuroanatomy imaging and neurologic examination techniques. Written by noted PT educator Laurie Lundy-Ekman, this book uses evidence-based research to help you understand neurologic disorders and treat clients who have physical limitations due to nervous system damage or disease.Logical, systems approach to neuroscience makes it easier to master complex information and provides a framework for conducting a neurologic examination and evaluation.A clinical perspective of neuroscience is provided through case studies, personal stories written by patients, and summaries of key features of neurologic disorders and the body systems they affect. Five sections — Overview of Neurology, Neuroscience at the Cellular Level, Development of the Nervous System, Vertical Systems, and Regions — first show how neural cells operate, and then allow you to apply your knowledge of neuroscience.Emphasis on topics critical to physical rehabilitation includes coverage of abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, control of movement, and differential diagnosis of dizziness.Hundreds of color-coded illustrations show body structures and functions across systems.Clinical Notes case studies demonstrate how neuroscience knowledge may be applied to clinical situations. Pathology boxes provide a quick summary of the features of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in rehabilitation practice.New! Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomy Atlas chapter includes MRI and CT images. NEW! Neurologic Disorders and the Neurologic Examination chapter provides detailed descriptions and photographs of techniques.NEW! Diagnostic Clinical Reasoning boxes help you develop the ability to recognize patterns of signs and symptoms associated with specific diagnoses.NEW! Updated content reflects the most current research findings.NEW! Reader-friendly approach converts long, technical chapters into smaller, more accessible chapters.NEW! Reorganized chapters progress from the cellular view to the systems view to the regional view.
Este guia prático se concentra em informações baseadas em evidência relevantes à prática da reabilitação física. Histórias reais de pessoas com distúrbios neurológicos, estudos de casos e listagens que reúnem as características principais desses distúrbios ajudam ao leitor a associar a teoria da neurociência à sua aplicação.

O leitor encontrará também descrições claras de uma variedade de distúrbios neurológicos e dos sistemas corporais que eles afetam. A organização lógica – partindo dos níveis moleculares e celulares para os sistemas e, depois, para regiões – também torna as informações complexas fáceis de serem compreendidas.

Quadros sinalizadores realçam manifestações físicas e psicológicas de distúrbios neurológicos.
Cerca de 90 novas ilustrações refletem pesquisas e novos tópicos atualizados.
Descrições claras de uma variedade de distúrbios neurológicos e os sistemas corporais.
Fotografias coloridas de anatomia clínica esclarecem as relações regionais entre estruturas neurais e mostram mudanças neurais patológicas.
Mapeamentos com diagramas que nomeiam estruturas-chave no cérebro.
Diversos quadros e tabelas realçam conceitos, processos e relacionamentos essenciais.
Quadros objetivos sobre distúrbios que descrevem a patologia, a etiologia, os sinais, os sintomas e os prognósticos dos distúrbios neurológicos mais comuns.
Anotações Clínicas ao fim de cada capítulo trazem estudos de caso relevantes e perguntas para demonstrar as aplicações clínicas do conhecimento sobre neurociência.
Histórias de pacientes reais ajudam você a relacionar a informação científica à realidade clínica.
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