The first two editions of this well-respected text became established as the leading textbook in pediatric physiotherapy. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated. Written by an international authority in the field, it provides a valuable source of practical treatment suggestions for physiotherapists treating children with cerebral palsy and development delay. It evaluates many forms of treatment within a holistic approach, to provide a comprehensive base of knowledge for every physiotherapist who works in pediatrics.
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Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay is first and foremost a practical book, a distillation of the author's considerable experience in treating those affected by cerebral palsy. It provides an outline of therapeutic approaches and suggests treatment options. It integrates various current ideas on motor control and motor learning in a further development of the author's Collaborative Learning Approach. The fourth edition offers a new chapter on adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy. It also provides a commentary on research and measurement, adjuncts to treatment, specialised medical procedures and complementary medicine.Key featuresWritten by an international authority in the field Extensively revised, updated and well referenced Highly illustrated Emphasises an eclectic, functional and holistic approach Promotes positive individual-therapist relationshipsThe book is aimed primarily at those concerned with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, particularly physiotherapists and occupational therapists working in paediatrics. Doctors and other healthcare professionals will also find useful insights in the book. Parents of people with cerebral palsy can learn more about therapy by consulting the book together with their therapist..About the Author:
Sophie Levitt is a specialist physiotherapist and tutor in developmental paediatrics and neurology. Her career has encompassed high profile therapy posts in London. She currently lectures and consults to a variety of professionals involved in the field of cerebral palsy, both in the UK and overseas.
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