Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation

The book Neurorehabilitation, edited by Volker Dietz and Nick Ward, provides an understanding of the theoretical foundations of neurorehabilitation and presents clinical recommendations that are based on a mix of established evidence and clinical experience.

Neurorehabilitation is an expanding field with an increasing clinical impact because of an ageing population. During the last 20 years neurorehabilitation has developed from a discipline with little scientific background, separated from other medical centers, to a medical entity largely based on the principles of ‘evidenced based medicine’ with strong ties to basic research and clinical neurology. Today, neurorehabilitation is still a ‘work in progress’ and treatment standards are not yet established for all aspects of neurorehabilitation. There are very few books that address contemporary neurorehabilitation from this perspective.

The book – that is aimed at a broad range of clinicians – moves the reader from theory to practice. It provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of neurorehabilitation, as well as a clear idea about how (and why) to approach treatment decisions in individual patients. These clinical recommendations are based on a mix of established evidence and clinical experience that the authors bring to bear on their topics.

The book is edited by Volker Dietz, Professor emeritus, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland, and Nick Ward, Reader in Clinical Neurology & Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Department of Motor Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK.

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation
Edited by Volker Dietz and Nick Ward
472 pages | 276×219 mm
978-0-19-967371-1 | Hardback | 26 February 2015