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AuthorPhillips, Chandler Allen. author
TitleFunctional Electrical Rehabilitation [electronic resource] : Technological Restoration After Spinal Cord Injury / by Chandler Allen Phillips
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1991
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3096-0
Descript XIII, 209 p. online resource

SUMMARY

On one of my returns to California, I attended the "Disabilities Expo 88" at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Among the various marvels oftechยญ nology for the wheelchair disabled were stair-climbing wheelchairs, selfยญ raising and lowering kitchen cabinetry, and even a completely accessible "dude ranch" experience. At the same time, as a guest of the Southern California Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, I was part of a small booth (among the more than two hundred exhibitors) in which we had spinal cord injured people up and walking with a lowerยญ extremity bracing system (the reciprocating gait orthosis) used at the PEERS Spinal Injury Program in Los Angeles. I had a young man, a C6/7 level quadriplegic, walking with electrical muscle stimulation and lowerยญ extremity bracing. The system is reviewed in Chapter 8 of this book. As these "disabled" persons walked erect and upright among their wheelยญ chair bound colleagues and took long, confident strides past exhibits extolยญ ling the latest technological virtues of yet another "new" wheelchair (Fig. 1), I reflected on the paradox of it all. What a majority of these paralyzed people W0re really looking for was an alteration oftheir disability so that they could more normally function (in an unaltered environment). What the great majority of the exhibitors were offering was an alteration of the environment so that they could more normally function (with an unaltered disability)


CONTENT

1 Theory and Background -- 1 The Theory and Background of Functional Electrical Rehabilitation -- 2 Control of Extremity Motor Prostheses: The Motor Feedback Applications -- 3 Control of Extremity Motor Prostheses: The Sensory Feedback Applications -- 2 Stationary Exercise Rehabilitation -- 4 Stationary Exercise Rehabilitation: Introduction and Overview -- 5 Acute Effects with the Leg Exerciser System: The Physiological Process -- 6 Acute Effects with the Exercise Bicycle System: The Physiological Process -- 7 Chronic Exercise Effects: The Therapeutic Outcome -- 3 Ambulatory Exercise Rehabilitation -- 8 Ambulatory Exercise Rehabilitation: Introduction and Overview -- 9 Ambulatory Exercise Systems -- 10 Ambulatory Exercise Procedures and Effects -- 4 Prescription of Functional Electrical Rehabilitation -- 11 The Medical Criteria: Physician Guidelines for Patient Participation -- 12 The Functional Electrical Rehabilitation Patient Evaluation and Prescription Program -- Epilogue


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