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Spinal Cord Injuries
Management and Rehabilitation
Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Erica Druin, MPT and Martha Macht Sliwinski, PT, MA, PhD
From a hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries. Comprehensive coverage includes costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients. In addition to physical therapy interventions and family education components, this resource includes content on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.
Case Studies with clinical application thinking exercises help you apply knowledge from the book to real life situations.
Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment based on the most current research.
Tables and boxes throughout each chapter organize and summarize important information for quick reference.
Clinical Note boxes provide at-a-glance access to helpful tips.
Over 500 clinical photos, line drawings, radiographs, and more bring important concepts to life.
Highly respected experts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, editors Sue Ann Sisto, Erica Druin, and Martha Sliwinski, provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of practice for spinal cord injury.
Companion DVD includes video clips of the techniques described throughout the book that demonstrate how to apply key concepts to practice.
"This is a well-written, thoroughly referenced, and highly practical book for rehabilitation clinicians who work with patients with spinal cord injury. While there are other books that train rehabilitation therapists about spinal cord injury management, this book provides somewhat more of an evidence base to support the practices."
By Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Research Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; Research Scientist III, Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, West Orange, NJ; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ; Erica Druin, MPT, Clinical Specialist, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Rockville, MD; and Martha Macht Sliwinski, PT, MA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, Columbia University, New York, NY
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