By Volker Dietz, Nick Ward
Neurorehabilitation is an increasing box with an expanding medical effect as a result of an getting old inhabitants. over the past two decades neurorehabilitation has constructed from a self-discipline with little medical historical past, separated from different scientific facilities, to a clinical entity principally in keeping with the rules of 'evidenced established drugs' with powerful ties to easy learn and scientific neurology. this day neurorehabilitation remains to be a 'work in growth' and remedy criteria aren't but verified for all points of neurorehabilitation. There are only a few books that tackle modern neurorehabilitation from this attitude.
This quantity strikes the reader from idea to perform. It offers the reader with an realizing of the theoretical underpinnings of neurorehabilitation, in addition to a transparent thought approximately how (and why) to process therapy judgements in person sufferers. those medical techniques are in keeping with a mixture of demonstrated facts and scientific adventure that the authors convey to undergo on their subject matters.
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Spinal cord injuries tend to occur in a bimodal age distribution with a peak in early adulthood and later life . For the younger cohort, life expectancy approaches that of people with no neurological injury , hence comprehensive rehabilitation that facilitates return to, or entry into, work will have an important impact . The initial rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury is expensive (US $282,000 in 2003) , with high annual costs relating to ongoing medical and rehabilitation interventions.
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Consequently, it is quite unrealistic to expect a keyworker to fulfil any of the expectations very well, if at all. Further reflection shows that the problems identified are really related to team organization, because the team as a whole could easily resolve all of these problems. ). The primary solution, in the UK at least, would be to insist upon having a social worker as an integral member of the team; this is sadly not the case in many areas within the UK. Most of the other problems simply require all members of a team to take responsibility for a problem when they are approached.
Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation by Volker Dietz, Nick Ward