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Book and Media Review
November 2014

Review of Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Neurology, Dallas VA Medical Center, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Neurol. 2014;71(11):1451-1452. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2052

Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders
Robert Iansek, Meg E. Morris, eds
252 pp, $110.00, ISBN 978-1-107-01400-8, New York, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Robert Iansek and Meg Morris’ Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders is a welcome addition to the neurorehabilitation literature. It provides evidence-based guidelines for neurorehabilitation strategies, an understanding of outcomes, and insight into a multifaceted approach for the management of disabling neurodegenerative diseases. Pharmacological treatment is effective in the symptomatic management of several conditions, such as Parkinson disease, essential tremors, and neuropsychiatric problems in Huntington disease. Nevertheless, patients, families, and neurologists still must grapple with the challenge of minimizing the disability and improving quality of life in the setting of progressive neurological impairment for which there is no cure. Hence, there is the need for a multifaceted approach of care that combines the expertise of several disciplines and that puts greater emphasis on each individual patient’s goals and preferences. Neurologists are called to be at the helm of such an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders addresses this need.

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