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Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Spastic Paresis

by Jean-Michel Gracies

Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Spastic Paresis Synopsis

This book is an informative guide for both the patient and therapist, and provides a series of exercises that target the most important muscles for those with spastic paresis. Actively practicing the exercises prescribed in this self-rehabilitation manual will allow the patient to see continued improvement in their muscle functioning. Spastic paresis is the consequence of a central nervous system disorder such as a stroke, traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or a tumor of the nervous system, conditions that may have occurred in childhood or adulthood. In spastic paresis two problems coexist: the word 'paresis' means that when the brain sends a command to a muscle to contract, this order is incompletely received by the muscle; the word 'spastic' indicates that at the same time muscles cannot relax normally and have a tendency to be spontaneously overactive. A daily program of prolonged stretching and an intensive motor training program using unassisted large amplitude rapid alternating movements is recommended to gradually increase brain command effectiveness.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783319291079
Publication date: 21st September 2020
Author: Jean-Michel Gracies
Publisher: Adis an imprint of Springer International Publishing AG
Format: Paperback / softback
Categories: Neurology & clinical neurophysiology, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology,

About Jean-Michel Gracies

Jean-Michel Gracies, MD, PhD, is Clerkship Director of the Neurology Department and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York, New York. Dr. Gracies completed his residency in intensive care, neurologic rehabilitation, neurology, and stroke pathology at Hopitaux de Paris, France, and received his medical degree and doctorate in neurophysiology from the University of Paris VI, earning the highest possible grade for both theses. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pathophysiology and therapy of spasticity at Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, in Sydney, Australia, and a fellowship in neurology and movement disorders at Mount Sinai ...

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