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ReviewJun 21, 2024

Physiotherapist Emily Low reviews a new edition of Physical Management for Neurological Conditions

 Physical Management for Neurological Conditions (fifth edition)

Editors: Sheila Lennon, Gita Ramdharry and Geert Verheyden

Publisher: Elsevier

Price: £42.99 (the publisher has a discounted price of £36.54 when this review went live)

ISBN: 9780323881326 (paperback); 978032388263 (eBook)

The book offers readers practical tools and strategies to enhance patient care, says Emily

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'New avenues' explored

The diverse range of authors, including some highly regarded international names, ensures that this collective expertise offers a wide range of subject information and evidence-based practice in an up-to-date single resource. One notable development is the evidence-based remote delivery of technology-based rehabilitation providing new avenues for enhancing patient care and outcomes.

The large amount of subject matter is presented in good quality print, with a clear layout and the incorporation of figures and photos enhances the overall learning experience, making the complex concepts more accessible and engaging. Additionally, the inclusion of case studies serve as valuable learning tools, offering real-world scenarios that encourage critical thinking and practical application of knowledge. Self-assessment questions that are integrated throughout the content promotes reflective learning, enabling readers to evaluate their understanding and application of evidence-based practice.

With its emphasis on evidence-based practice and clinical relevance this book stands out as a valuable asset for physiotherapists and other healthcare professions seeking to excel in the dynamic field of physical management in neurological care [Emily Low]

Caters for both undergraduates and health professionals

The book caters for the diverse needs of undergraduate students and qualified health professionals, seeking to deepen their understanding of physical management. With a special focus on physiotherapy, the content addresses the specific needs of practitioners in this field, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver optimal care to patients with neurological conditions, of particular significance is the inclusion of specific UK guidance on prolonged disorders of consciousness management and the transitional journey through acute hospital care, rehabilitation, and community support for these individuals. This holistic approach underscores the importance of comprehensive management strategies in optimising patient outcomes.

Functional movement disorders

Furthermore, the incorporation of the dedicated chapter on functional movement disorders (FMD), by senior lecturer in neurological physiotherapy Glenn Nielsen, fills a gap in the current landscape of neurological care, particularly in the context of limited specialist support within NHS services. By shedding light on this increasingly prevalent condition, this resource empowers healthcare professionals to better understand and address the unique challenges posed by FMD, thereby improving the quality of care for affected individuals.

In conclusion, the comprehensive and insightful exploration of physical management for neurological conditions presented in this fifth edition enriches the knowledge base of readers but also equips them with practical tools and strategies to enhance patient care. With its emphasis on evidence-based practice and clinical relevance this book stands out as a valuable asset for physiotherapists and other healthcare professions seeking to excel in the dynamic field of physical management in neurological care.

Emily Low is a clinical specialist physiotherapist at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Information about the book's editors

Sheila Lennon, PhD MSc BSc FCSP, Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia

Gita Ramdharry, BSc (Hons) PG Cert, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London; Consultant Allied Health Professional, Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London NHS Foundation Trust

Geert Verheyden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, University of Leuven

Author: Emily Low
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