Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Rethinking physical and rehabilitation medicine: New by Jean-Pierre Didier

By Jean-Pierre Didier

“Reeducation” is composed in education humans injured both by way of disease or the vagaries of existence to accomplish the easiest performance now attainable for them. surprisingly, the topic isn't really taught within the general academic curricula of the proper professions. Reeducation hence has a tendency to be built anew with each one sufferer, with out recourse to wisdom of what such education, or information in such education, should be. besides the fact that, new paradigms of reeducation are actually attainable at the present time, because of advances in cognitive technological know-how and the advance of latest applied sciences akin to digital fact and robotics. In flip, they result in the rethinking of the techniques of actual medication, in addition to of reeducation.

The current booklet addresses essentially these pros serious about reeducation: the clinician, kinestherapist, ergotherapist, speech therapist, psychometrician, medical psychologist, and neuropsychologist. extra often, it addresses additionally these in occupations in actual rehabilitation and in either basic and ongoing education.

The first half seems anew at reeducation within the context of either foreign classifications of performance, handicap, and health and wellbeing and the concept that of normality. the second one half highlights the functionality of implicit reminiscence in reeducation. And the final half, illustrated by way of functional examples, indicates the combination of latest cognition applied sciences within the new paradigms of reeducation.

By its mixture of theoretical procedure and useful software, the paintings deals new healing routes towards a greater and extra built-in performance for the patient.

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This can be resumed schematically by formulating a number of the most-often-used instructions, but showing partial understanding of the mechanisms brought into play by each, whether with regard to those involved in explicit or implicit learning: – do what I say; – do what I do; – do it how you like. We could also add to these frequently used instructions two other instructions that call upon mechanisms that are even less well understood even though they appear able to buttress the interest of certain new technologies such as robotics and virtual reality in the learning process.

Further proof as to the comprehensiveness of the ICF is the finding that items of a wide range of measurement instruments can be mapped to the ICF. Most importantly, the ICF broadly represents the contents of health-related quality of life measures (16). The validity of the ICF framework is also strengthened by the fact that the majority of the concepts from three conceptual occupational therapy models could be linked to the ICF (23, 32, 33), and that there is a strong conceptual connection between the ICF and occupational therapy models (32).

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