Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice
Motor Control is the only text to bridge the gap between current motor control research and its applications to clinical practice. It gives you a full arsenal of best-evidence tools and information to examine, diagnose, and treat patients who have problems with balance, mobility, and upper extremity function.
After a review of the latest theories of motor control, motor learning, and recovery of function, students are provided with a conceptual framework for clinical practice and a practical framework for understanding and examining impairments in patients with neurological deficits. Armed with a solid foundation, students then build a thorough understanding of motor control issues as they relate to posture and balance, mobility, and upper extremity function. For each of these three key areas, the authors discuss normal control processes, age-related issues, abnormal function, and the clinical applications of current research.
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In recent years, there have been tremendous leaps in motor control research. Now you have the best-evidence tools to fully utilize this research for your own practice!
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Motor Learning and Recovery of Function
Physiology of Motor Control
Physiological Basis of Motor Learning and Recovery of Function
An Overview of Neurologic Impairments
A Conceptual Framework for Clinical Practice
ChapterS Development of Postural Control
Chapter9 Aging and Postural Control
A Life Span Perspective of Mobility
Clinical Management of the Patient with a Mobility Disorder
REACH GRASP AND MANIPULATION
Abnormal Reach Grasp and Manipulation
Clinical Management of the Patient with Reach Grasp