Pediatric Rehabilitation, Fifth Edition

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Pediatric Rehabilitation, Fifth Edition

SKU# 9781620700617

Principles and Practice


  • Michael A. Alexander MD
  • Dennis J. Matthews MD
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Named a Doody's Core Title in 2012 and 2013!

Widely acknowledged as the cornerstone reference in the field, Pediatric Rehabilitation brings together renowned specialists from all sectors of the pediatric rehabilitation community to provide the most current and comprehensive information available.

The fifth edition has been substantially updated and expanded with evidence-based discussions of new theories, therapies, interventions, research findings, and controversies. Five completely new chapters focus on such emerging areas as the use of ultrasound to guide motor point and nerve injections, rehabilitation of chronic pain and conversion disorders, management of concussions, sports injuries, and neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases in children. This edition also addresses important new directions in genetic markers and tests, cognitive, developmental, and neuropsychological assessment, and rehabilitation for common genetic conditions. Additionally, several new contributors provide fresh perspectives to the voices of established leaders in the field.

The text covers all aspects of pediatric rehabilitation medicine from basic examination and testing to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, gait labs, aging with pediatric onset disability, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. "Pearls and Perils" featured throughout the book underscore crucial information, and illustrations, summary tables, information boxes, and lists contribute to the text's abundant clinical utility.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect current thinking and practice
  • Evidence-based discussions of new theories, therapies, interventions, research findings, and areas of controversy
  • Five entirely new chapters illuminating emerging areas: rehabilitation of chronic pain and conversion disorders, ultrasound-guided injections, concussion management, sports injuries, and neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases in children

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 28, 2015
  • Page Count 636
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9781620700617
  • EISBN 9781617052255

Table of Contents 

Michael A. Alexander, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Emeritus Medical Staff, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Dennis J. Matthews, MD, Fischahs Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO




CHAPTER 1 History and Examination

Maureen R. Nelson, Michael A. Alexander, and Gabriella E. Molnar

CHAPTER 2 Medical Care of Children With Disabilities

Susan D. Apkon and Emily Myers

CHAPTER 3 Psychological Assessment in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Jamie L. Spohn and Jane A. Crowley

CHAPTER 4 Language Development and Disorders of Communication and Oral Motor Function

Lynn Driver, Rita Ayyangar, and Marie Van Tubbergen

CHAPTER 5 Quantitative Assessment of Gait: A Systematic Approach

James J. Carollo and Dennis J. Matthews

CHAPTER 6 Electrodiagnosis in Pediatrics

Craig M. McDonald

CHAPTER 7 Guidance Techniques for Botulinum Toxins and Other Injections

Katharine E. Alter and Kevin P. Murphy

CHAPTER 8 Orthotics and Assistive Devices

Elizabeth L. Koczur, Carrie E. Strine, Denise Peischl, Richard Lytton, Tariq Rahman, and Michael A. Alexander

CHAPTER 9 Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Michelle Miller and Ellen S. Kaitz

CHAPTER 10 Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Kevin P. Murphy, Colleen A. Wunderlich, Elaine L. Pico, Sherilyn Whateley Driscoll, Elizabeth Moberg Wolff, Melanie Rak, and Maureen R. Nelson

CHAPTER 11 Acute Management and Rehabilitation of Sport-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries

Aaron M. Karlin and Kevin P. Murphy

CHAPTER 12 Concussion Management and Rehabilitation

Nicole Marcantuono and Jamie L. Spohn

CHAPTER 13 Pediatric Limb Deficiencies

Ann Modrcin, Matthew McLaughlin, and Matthew Luetke

CHAPTER 14 Cerebral Palsy

Mary McMahon, David Pruitt, and Jilda Vargus-Adams

CHAPTER 15 Spina Bifida

Elaine L. Pico, Pamela E. Wilson, Kathryn Smith, Jeffrey Thomson, Jeffrey Young, Daria Ettinger, Gerald H. Clayton, and Kerstin Sobus

CHAPTER 16 Spinal Cord Injuries

Joseph E. Hornyak IV, Michael W. Wheaton, and Virginia S. Nelson

CHAPTER 17 Traumatic Brain Injury

Linda E. Krach, Mark E. Gormley, Jr., and Marcie Ward

CHAPTER 18 Neuromuscular Diseases

Craig M. McDonald

CHAPTER 19 Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases and Other CNS Disorders

Amy Houtrow

CHAPTER 20 Rehabilitation of Chronic Pain and Conversion Disorders

Marisa A. Wiktor and Stacy J. B. Peterson (A. Chronic Pain) Michelle Miller (B. Conversion Disorders)

CHAPTER 21 Aging With Pediatric Onset Disability and Diseases

Margaret A. Turk, Jan Willem Gorter, and Lynne Romeiser Logan