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Top 10 books for neurological physiotherapists

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I have previously collated a list of top 10 books for musculoskeletal physiotherapists that has proven to be quite a hit. You can find that list HERE. So I thought it is probably a good idea to compile another list of books focussed on neurological physiotherapy and neuro-rehab.

Neurological Physiotherapy: A Problem-Solving Approach

A problem solving approach is useful in being able to identify a patient's symptoms or presenting issues and consider interventions to address the issues rather than focus on detailed descriptions of diagnostic labels.
It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. A really useful book for neurological physiotherapists.


Neurological Physiotherapy Pocketbook

Similar to the pocketbook for musculoskeletal physiotherapists, this little pocketbook is an essential aide-memoire for neurological physiotherapists. It provides essential evidence-based information in a unique and easy-to-use format for the current evidence in clinical settings. This pocketbook should be a valuable guide to evidence-based practice for student physiotherapists and their teachers, as well as qualified clinicians.


Physical Management In Neurological Rehabilitation

One of the top-sellers in neurological physiotherapy, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts of neurology, specific neurological conditions and the related PT treatment approaches used in neurological rehabilitation. Comprehensive and handy reference on physical management and movement limitations, suitable to any health care context and environment. It has been recently updated with chapters on virtual reality and gaming in neurological physiotherapy.


Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing motor performance

A classic book by Carr and Shephard describing a model of neurological rehabilitation for individuals with motor dysfunction based on scientific research in the areas of neuromuscular control, biomechanics, motor skill learning, and the link between cognition and action, together with developments in pathology and adaptation. The key highlight of the book are the biomechanical models presented to provide a framework for action-specific training and exercise to improve performance.


The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook

Grounded in a holistic approach, this state-of-the-art workbook provides tools and resources for supporting clients with nonprogressive brain injury. Effective strategies are described for building skills and teaching compensatory strategies in such areas as attention, memory, executive functions, mood, and communication. Particular attention is given to facilitating the challenging process of identity change following a life-altering injury. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume features 93 reproducible client handouts.

Head Injury: A Practical Guide

This book is the ultimate guide to the hidden psychological, social, behavioural and emotional problems caused by head injury for professionals, families and carers. Practical, down-to-earth and written in a jargon-free style, it addresses the medical problems, rehabilitation and adjustment of individuals and families to the realities of life after head injury. Containing personal experiences, factual information and research and specific guidance and practical advice on ways of dealing with difficulties connected with head injury.


Practical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: A Guide for Working Clinicians 

The book acknowledges the complexity of working with clients who have an acquired brain injury and provides the reader with practical and useable guides to develop their practice. Throughout the text, case studies and practical suggestions are forwarded to facilitate do-able practice. The book is a gold standard in ABI rehabilitation and is aimed at a range of professionals in training (for those responsible providing training in psychopathology, neuropsychology and psychotherapy), and those who have an interest in working with the issues commonly seen post acute brain injury rehabilitation settings. As physiotherapists, it is important that we can understand and work collaboratively to address the cognitive and psychological elements along with physical rehabilitation.


Stroke Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill

 Written by two acknowledged experts in their field, Stroke Rehabilitation presents Carr and Shepherd's internationally respected system of stroke rehabilitation. The clear and comprehensive linking of science and clinical practice make this an indispensable volume for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and all those involved in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke. The protocols are presented in a step by step format, highlighting critical components, adaptive movements and what to do to help plan treatment.

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