Right in the Middle

Selective Trunk Activity in the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia

Authors: Davies, Patricia M.

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About this Textbook

What is it that characterises Pat Davies' second book about hemi­ plegia and makes it so special? It is a book which committed ther­ apists can really use in their practical work with patients. We ther­ apists need such books. The engagement and enthusiasm must come from us. It is similar to a good cookbook. Admittedly one has to know something about cooking but when learning the secrets of haute cuisine - not just the expensive frills but the real refinement- then theoretical dissertations are not very helpful. In practice com­ ments like "you just have to have the right touch" are useless. Many books are disappointing because the reader cannot learn how to put theory into practice, as the author does not disclose the true secrets of his success, perhaps not really wanting the eager stu­ dents to "bake a good cake" for example. Such is not the case with this book. In the first theoretical chap­ ter "The Normal Trunk - Evolutionary and Anatomical Consider­ ations" the reader is given information about the significance of the normal anatomical relationships in the development of the body segments: the pelvis, thorax and head. The second chapter, "Aspects of Trunk Control", deals with the muscular control of movement within each of these inherently mobile segments. In the terminology of "Functional Kinetics" the different types of muscle activities are described, defining the importance of the selective use of the musculature in reaction to the pull of gravity.

Reviews

"This book is Pat Davies's second on hemiplegia. Her original book, Steps to Follow, was a must ... Right in the Middle does not replace her first book but adds extra information to it." British Journal of Occupational Therapy It focuses on a subject that has been all but ignored up to now in rehabilitation literature: selective trunk activity. The book gives clear, concise instruction, illustrated by a wealth of photographs, to help therapists learn how to observe and improve selective trunk activity. "... packed with clinical suggestions for handling the patient ... I strongly recommend Right in the Middle..." Physical Therapy (J.of the Americ. Physical Therapy Assoc.)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Davies, Patricia M.

    Pages 1-6

  • The Normal Trunk — Evolutionary and Anatomical Considerations

    Davies, Patricia M.

    Pages 9-15

  • Aspects of Trunk Control

    Davies, Patricia M.

    Pages 16-30

  • Problems Associated with the Loss of Selective Trunk Activity in Hemiplegia

    Davies, Patricia M.

    Pages 31-65

  • Activities in Lying

    Davies, Patricia M.

    Pages 69-94

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-61502-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-51242-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Right in the Middle
Book Subtitle
Selective Trunk Activity in the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia
Authors
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61502-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61502-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-51242-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
226 b/w illustrations
Topics