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Author Telles, Susana, author

Title Restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements : neuroplasticity insights and physiotherapeutic approach, a guide for physiotherapists / Susana Telles
Published New York : Nova Biomedical, [2014]
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Series Physiology-laboratory and clinical research
Physiology-laboratory and clinical research series.
Contents RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND PERIODIC LEG MOVEMENTS: NEUROPLASTICITY INSIGHTS AND PHYSIOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACH: A GUIDE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS; RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND PERIODIC LEG MOVEMENTS: NEUROPLASTICITY INSIGHTS AND PHYSIOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACH: A GUIDE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Sleep Physiology Overview; Abstract; Introduction to Sleep and Physiotherapy; a. Regular Sleep: Architecture and Sleep Stages; b. Circadian Rhythms: Concept, Daily Application, Brief Introduction to Circadian Disturbances
1) Spinal Cord Theory and Central Pattern Generatora) Automatic Stepping in Brain Death; b) Neuronal Plasticity Serving Rehabilitation; c) Flexor Referent Afferent and the Central Pattern Generator; d) Animal Models for PLM; 2) Genes Related to PLM and RLS; Genetic Heterogeneity of Restless Legs Syndrome (OMIM 102300); Conclusion and Remarks; References; Chapter 4: Related Diseases and Conditions in Physiotherapy Practice; Abstract; Introduction; SCI, PLM and RLS; Epidemiology; Neurotransmitter Dysfunctions; 1. Dopaminergic Agents; 2. Iron; 3. Opioids
A. Treadmill and Bicyclesb. Lumbar Support Belt and Periodic Leg Movements; The Case Discussion; a. Near Infrared Light and Restless Legs Syndrome; b. Transcutaneous Electrical Nervous Stimulation (TENS); and Restless Legs Syndrome; Concepts of Pain -- Theories; Conclusion; Researches for the Future; References; Chapter 7: Actigraphy; Abstract; Introduction; Digitalization; Internal Algorithms; Computer Algorithms; Applications; Editing Actigraphs Data; References; Chapter 8: Important Updates; Abstract; Introduction to Knowledge Sources
C. Sleep Duration: Sleep Deprivation: Expected Amount of Sleep at Each Age Brief Introduction to Sleep Deprivation; d. Sleep Disorders and Physiotherapy: Brief Introduction to Physiotherapy Daily Practice in Sleep Disorders; References; Chapter 2: Definition and Diagnosis; Abstract; Restless Legs Syndrome Is Defined by Its Own Symptoms; Diagnosis; Periodic Limb Movements during Sleep: The One That Comes Along in the Dark; Diagnosis; References; Chapter 3: Physiopathology: Spinal Cord Theory, Dopamine Theory, Genes Related; Abstract; Introduction to Neuroplasticity
Treatment of SCI Patients Afflicted by RLS and PLMAmputation and Restless Legs Syndrome: Physiopathology Theories, Phantom Pain, Possible Interventions; Fibromyalgia and Restless Legs Syndrome: Physiopathology and Role of Physical Therapy; References; Chapter 5: Habits that Might Trigger RLS and PLM; Abstract; RLS, PLM and its Triggers; Concept of Sleep Hygiene; Scientific Evidence; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: New Physical Therapy Approaches; Abstract; Introduction; Daily Practice: The pt. Evaluation and Procedures; Polysomnography; Conclusion; Objectives; Intervention
Summary In this book, the physiotherapist, sleep specialist or general health-care provider finds a detailed review about what can be done to handle Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movements in terms of scientifically proven exercise and physical interventions in physiotherapy daily practice. For those new to the field, thereś a basic overview of sleep and itś disorders, followed by chapters about the Restless Legs Syndrome and its companion disorder, the Periodic Leg Movements. Special patients force us to reinvent and think again the ways we deal with disorders. In this book, the health-ca
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2014)
Subject Restless legs syndrome.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1633216543 (electronic bk)
9781633216549 (electronic bk)