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A New Manual of Physical Therapy Techniques for Stroke Patients

New York, NY, June 30, 2012 --( Physical Therapy for the Stroke Patient, recently published by Thieme, covers all the issues that physical therapists must deal with in this critical period: assessment of patients' abilities; care during the acute phase; early mobilization; effects of medication; risk factors; ethical questions; and much more. It includes an information-packed chapter entitled "Optimizing Functional Motor Recovery after Stroke," by Janet Carr and Roberta Shepherd, pioneers in the field and the first to correlate motor learning and stroke recovery. This manual provides complete guidelines on how to examine and treat the patient, the dosage of physical therapy required, and the key differences between early and late stage rehabilitation after stroke.

For all physical and occupational therapists who must answer the question "How much therapy will help my patient?" this book provides clear, well-informed answers. Not only will it increase therapeutic skills and confidence, but it will also expand the readers' knowledge of medical issues and long-term outcomes for the post-stroke patients in their care.

Physical Therapy for the Stroke Patient
May 2012
206 pp., 117 illustrations, hardcover
ISBN: 9783131547217
eBook – available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN 9783131664815

About the Author

Jan Mehrholz, PhD, is Professor and Head of Research Institute, Medical Academy for Rehabilitation, Clinic Bavaria, Kreischa, Germany.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit­­
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