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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (15 Dec. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861561695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861561695
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,093,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stroke patients continue to present a major challenge to the rehabilitation professions. In particular, the ‘rehabilitated’ patient with a useless hand remains an all too common phenomenon. This book focuses on the sensory perceptual disturbances caused by stroke which, even if slight can be the crucial factor in poor hand function. A wide–ranging review is presented of the processes of functional reorganisation by which the brain responds to the demands posed by injury as well as by learning. An inescapable conclusion from this literature is that any therapy which aims to harness these processes for the restoration of function after stroke needs to engage the patient’s attention and motivation. This is followed by a detailed description of the method of Sensory Re–education developed by the author through long experience with patients and culminating in a clinical trial which establised its effectiveness. While the book is intended primarily for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, it contains much to interest all who are concerned with brain function in health and disease, including neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as stroke patients and their families. Contents Introduction The Challenge: Stroke and its Aftermath; The Effectiveness of Therapy; The Quest for a Different Approach Sensory Loss in Stroke: Sensory Testing and the Frequency and Types of Deficit; The Functional Implications of Sensory Loss The Theoretical Basis of Sensory Re–education: Sources; Peripheral Nerve Lesions; Central Lesions; Guide–lines for Intervention Contributions from Psychology: Attention; Motivation The Essentials of Sensory Re–education: The Focus on the Hand; The Therapeutic Relationship; The Protocol for a Sensory Task; Summary The Curriculum I: How to Use the Curriculum; Lessons in Touch The Curriculum II: Lessons in Proprioception; Lessons in the Recognition of Objects and Their Qualities; Suggestions for Homework Validation of the Method: Theoretical Considerations; A Controlled Trial; The Next Step Wider Applications: Sensory Problems in Standing and Walking After Stroke; Cerebral Palsy; Other Conditions; Wider Applications Conclusion

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
As a GP, I would never have ordered this book from its title, but, by pure chance it fell into my hands. It turns out to be a model for those who believe that the health care provider cannot help the patient (especially a severely handicapped patient with difficulties in communicating) unless he/she understands and relates to him/her as a whole person.
Although the book is extremely erudite, with 370 references, it is clearly and charmingly written and therefore a pleasure to read. It has attractive illustrations and a good index.
By virtue of its practical guidelines, the book will be very useful not only to physiotherapists, but also to physicians and relatives of stroke patients.
Highly recommended.
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Essential for all carers of stroke patients 6 July 2005
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