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Title Cerebral palsy in infancy : optimizing growth, development, and motor performance / edited by Roberta B. Shepherd.
Published Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2014.
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 Electronic Book  RJ496.C4 C47 2014eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 339 pages) : Illustrations
Content Type text
Format online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Cerebral Palsy in Infancy is a thought-provoking book which introduces a new way of thinking on the development and use of interventions. Relevant to current practice, it advocates early, targeted activity that is focused on increasing muscle activation, training basic actions and minimizing (or preventing) mal-adaptive changes to muscle morphology and function. The authors present recent scientific findings in brain science, movement sciences (developmental biomechanics, motor control mechanisms, motor learning, exercise science) and muscle biology. This knowledge provides the rationale for active intervention, underpinning the need for an early referral to appropriate services. The book features methods for promoting relatively intensive physical activity in young infants without placing a burden on parents which include assistive technologies such as robotics, electronic bilateral limb trainers and baby treadmills. Cerebral Palsy in Infancy begins by specifying the guidelines for training and exercise, outlining the rationale for such intervention. It goes on to cover the fundamentals of neuromotor plasticity and the development and negative effects of limited motor activity on brain organization and corticospinal tract development. Neuromuscular adaptations to impairments and inactivity are discussed along with the General Movement assessment that can provide early diagnosis and prognosis, facilitating very early referral from paediatric specialists to training programs. The book ends with a section featuring various methods of training with the emphasis on preventing/minimizing muscle contracture, stimulating biomechanically critical muscle activity and joint movement. An ideal clinical reference for those working to improve the lives of infants suffering from cerebral palsy.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Cerebral palsied children.
Related Names Shepherd, Roberta B., editor of compilation.
Collection Title Elsevier ScienceDirect Health Professions 2013.
Related To Print version: Cerebral palsy in infancy 9780702050992 (OCoLC)852806534
ISBN 9780702054532 electronic bk.
0702054534 electronic bk.
OCLC number 860862638