Clinical evidence clearly demonstrates that physical therapeutic measures begun as soon as possible after a stroke, often within 24 to 48 hours, greatly increase everyday competence and quality of life. Physical Therapy for the Stroke Patient: Early Stage Rehabilitation covers all the issues that physical therapists must deal with in this critical period: assessment of patients' abilities; care during the acute phase; early mobilization; effects of medication; risk factors; ethical questions; and much more. It provides complete guidelines on how to examine and treat the patient, the dosage of physical therapy required, and the key differences between early and late stage rehabilitation after stroke.

Key Features:-

  • Information-packed chapter on Optimizing Functional Motor Recovery after Stroke, written by J. Carr
  • Case studies throughout the book offering direct, hands-on examples of evaluation and treatment meth
  • Nearly 150 color photographs demonstrating step-by-step physical therapy techniques used in actual p
  • Hundreds of references to the literature that support the evidence-based approach presented in the b

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PublisherThieme Medical Publishers
Publish YearMay 2012