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Description - Posture by Mijna Hadders-Algra

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 179


The complex nature of the postural control system makes it
vulnerable to adverse conditions during early life, such as
prenatally or perinatally acquired lesions of the brain or preterm
birth. Children with disorders of the developing brain nearly
always have dysfunctions in postural control. The postural control
system of children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities such
as myelomeningocele or muscle disease is also challenged: it has to
find age-specific solutions for the postural problems posed by the
disorder. These postural problems have serious consequences for the
activities of daily life, as adequate postural control is a
prerequisite for adequate motility.
Until now, knowledge about the nature of postural problems in
children has been scattered, and this has hampered the development
of appropriate therapeutic management strategies. This book is a
breakthrough in that it introduces the reader to the complexity of
typical and atypical postural development and provides suggestions
for the day-to-day management of postural problems in children with
developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, developmental
coordination disorder, muscle disorder and myelomeningocoele.
?This should be a ?must read? for anyone whose
occupation or interests are in the areas of motor development or
rehabilitation? Diane Damiano.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781898683575
ISBN-10: 1898683573
Format: Paperback / softback
(237mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Mac Keith Press
Publisher: Mac Keith Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mijna Hadders-Algra

Mijna Hadders-Algra (Professor of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands) Eva Brogren Carlberg (Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Woman and Child Health, Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden)

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