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A concise book outlining the methodology, procedures, and potential results of stroke rehabilitation programs would be a welcome addition for physiatrists, neurologists, and internists. Kaplan and Cerullo only partially achieve that goal.
This book is uneven in its approach to the problem of rehabilitation. The most informative chapter is on rehabilitation techniques for improving upper extremity function. This chapter reviews most of the known methods used by physical therapists and physiatrists in helping to improve function after stroke. It also discusses the subject of spasticity, the usefulness of orthotic devices, and complications that can occur with the paralysis of the
Stroke Rehabilitation.. Ann Intern Med. ;105:328. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-328_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):328.
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