Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity (2nd ed.)

Clinical Management and Neurophysiology

by Michael P. Barnes, Garth R. Johnson

Spasticity is a disabling problem for many adults and children with a variety of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. A practical guide for clinicians involved in the management of spasticity, this book covers all aspects of upper motor neurone syndrome from basic neurophysiology and measurement techniques to practical therapy and the use of orthoses. Surgical techniques are also covered, as well as the particular problems of management of spasticity in childhood. In the second edition of this key text, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, with additional coverage of new techniques and new drugs and therapies, whilst continuing the format that has made the first edition the core text in its field. This guide will be invaluable to physicians, physiotherapists, surgeons, orthotists, clinical engineers and health professionals.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780511402388
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity
  • Author: Michael P. Barnes (ed.); Garth R. Johnson (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'In the second edition of this key and reference text, all chapters have been updated thoroughly, with new references and descriptions of new techniques and drugs, whilst continuing the format and practical conception that has made the first edition a core text in this field. All chapters are well written and understandable, with many informative subheadings, illustrations and tables, with introduction and summary or conclusion and extensive reference lists. An index allows rapid orientation within this complicated field of neurological rehabilitation. This guide is relevant to physicians, neurologists, surgeons, physiotherapists, orthotists and other health professionals.' European Journal of Neurology