David A. Gelber, MD, and Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, have assembled a much-needed collection of authoritative review articles discussing the pathophysiology of chronic neurologic spasticity and detailing its often complex medical and surgical management. Written by leading experts in neurology and rehabilitation, the book covers physical and occupational therapy, splinting and orthotics, electrical stimulation, orthopedic interventions, nerve blocks, the use of botulinum toxin, and novel treatments such as tizanidine, intrathecal medications, and neurosurgical techniques. The contributors also review coordinated approaches to the treatment of spasticity and specific neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 1620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
Edition: 2002 ed.
"The book is written for physicians and physical therapists according to the author. I think it is also helpful for occupational therapists and other practitioners in neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). This book covers basic and clinical features of spasticity, providing a complete review of evaluation and management of spasticity. It is very useful for people who need to manage patients with spasticity. This is a well organized, well written, and useful book that offers practical information regarding spasticity. It is worth reading." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal, Weighted Numerical Score: 94 - 4 Stars!
"In this book, the readers can really find precise and comprehensive information and data to choose the best treatment for every patient...This textbook is really precious for all physicians involved in neurological rehabilitation. -European Neurology
"This book is more than fairly priced given the amount of information it provides and is presented in an easy-to-follow format. It is an absolute must have for the library of anyone involved in the care on an individual with spasticity. -Journal of Neurosurgery
"...a well-organized book with a strong clinical emphasis Physical therapists, physicians, and students in these disciplines will find that it provides a useful overview of the interventions used to manage people with UMN syndrome and spasticity." - Physical Therapy
"...a comprehensive look at medical management. For therapist who work with clients for whom spasticity is a significant issue this book could be a very useful resource as it provides a thorough explanation of spasticity and the available therapeutic, surgical and pharmacological treatment options." -Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy