Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movements: Neuroplasticity Insights and Physiotherapeutic Approach: A Guide to Physiotherapists

Susana Telles
Espaço Saúde Liseux. R. Monte Alegre, Brazil

Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: MED075000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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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, there´s a basic overview of sleep and it´s 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-care provider will gain a fresh perspective to deal with Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movements in all patients alike. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )



Chapter 1 - Sleep Physiology Overview (pp. 1-6)

Chapter 2 - Definition and Diagnosis (pp. 7-14)

Chapter 3 - Physiopathology: Spinal Cord Theory, Dopamine Theory, Genes Related (pp. 15-36

Chapter 4 - Related Diseases and Conditions in Physiotherapy Practice (pp. 37-46)

Chapter 5 - Habits that Might Trigger RLS and PLM (pp. 47-52)

Chapter 6 - New Physical Therapy Approaches (pp. 53-66)

Chapter 7 - Actigraphy (pp. 67-70)

Chapter 8 - Important Updates (pp. 71-76)


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