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Neurological Rehabilitation by Darcy Ann Umphred: A Review

Neurological rehabilitation is a field of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of people with functional movement limitations and quality of life issues following a neurological event, such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or neurodegenerative disease. Neurological rehabilitation aims to restore or improve the abilities and well-being of people with neurological disorders, using evidence-based and problem-solving approaches.

One of the most comprehensive and authoritative textbooks on neurological rehabilitation is Neurological Rehabilitation by Darcy Ann Umphred, a respected clinician and physical therapy expert. The book, now in its sixth edition, covers the basic theory and the latest advances in neuroscience, screening and diagnostic tests, treatments and interventions, and the patient's psychosocial concerns. The book also includes emerging topics such as neuroimaging, virtual reality, robotics, and gaming, as well as non-traditional approaches to neurological interventions, such as the movement approach, energy approach, and physical body system approaches therapies.


The book is divided into three sections: foundations for clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation, rehabilitation management of clients with neurological system pathology, and neurological disorders and applications issues. The first section provides an overview of the concepts and principles of neurological rehabilitation, such as the theory of neurologic rehabilitation, the movement development across the lifespan, the health and wellness paradigm, the documentation, and the cardiopulmonary interactions. The second section covers the specific neurological system pathologies, such as cerebrovascular disorders, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, peripheral nerve lesions, neuromuscular disorders, and vestibular disorders. The third section addresses the application issues related to neurological rehabilitation, such as motor control and motor learning, motor development and recovery of function, neuroplasticity and neural regeneration, neuroprosthetics and assistive devices, environmental adaptation and home modifications, driving after neurological injury or disease, sexuality issues in neurological rehabilitation, aging with a disability, poor vision in adults with neurological impairment or disease, pelvic floor dysfunction in individuals with neurological impairment or disease, pain in individuals with neurological impairment or disease.

The book is written in a clear and concise manner, with numerous tables, figures, diagrams, and photos to illustrate the key points. Each chapter begins with a summary of objectives and ends with a summary of key points. The book also provides case studies that demonstrate the problem-solving strategies that are key to individualized and effective care. The book also includes references with links to MEDLINE and other online resources for further reading.

Neurological Rehabilitation by Darcy Ann Umphred is a valuable resource for students, clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators who are involved in the field of neurological rehabilitation. The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the current knowledge and practice of neurological rehabilitation. The book is available in both print and electronic formats. The electronic format can be accessed through [Elsevier Health Sciences], [Google Books], or [Internet Archive]. The PDF version of the book can be downloaded from [Internet Archive] for free.

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