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After a stroke - Geoffrey Donnan

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Title
After a stroke - a support book for patients, caregivers, families, and friends
Author
Geoffrey Donnan
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
North Atlantic Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19930111

A stroke is a devasting occurence in the life of a family. After damage is assessed, the patient, family emembers, caregivers, doctors and friends collaborate on rehabilitation. It is important to understand what kind of stroke the patient suffered and what kinds of physical, neural and nutritional therapies can help to restore normal functioning.

This entry in North Atlantic's Family Health Series is a guide to the causes and consequences of a stroke. It outlines a systematic plan to help restore normal living developed by healthcare professionals active in Australia stroke support groups. They are joinded by a Feldenkrais practitioner and a naturopathic physician who describe bodywork and nutritional approaches to complement conventional medicine.

After a Stroke will help you understand limitations, effects and recovery prognosis of different kinds of strokes; locate movement therapies and body work to stimulate and re-educate the brain and neural-limb coordination; organize a "health team" blending the best of current orthodox medicine with the bext of traditional, natural therapies; and chart daily patient progress with worksheets, charts and tables.

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Contributors to After a Stroke include clinical neuropsychologists Dr. Michael Saling and Carol Burton; rehabilitation specialist Graene Penington; neurologists Dr. Geoffrey A. Donnan and Dr. Stephen Davis; Clare Gray, of the Australian Brain Foundation's Stroke Assistance Services; occupational therapist Heather Maudie, and health educator Marilyn Collins. Feldenkrais teacher Elizabeth Beringer and naturopathic physician Marcus Laux live in California.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Cerebrovascular disease - Popular works.
Country of Publication
California
Number of Pages
160

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