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Medicine » Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System » "Neuromuscular Disorders", book edited by Ashraf Zaher, ISBN 978-953-51-0696-8, Published: August 1, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license. © The Author(s).

Chapter 12

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

By Yasser Salem
DOI: 10.5772/47952

  • Dr. Yasser Salem

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    Yasser Salem PT, MS, PhD, NCS, PCS Dr. Salem is a board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. Dr. Salem earned his PhD in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. He also has an Advanced Master Degree in physical therapy with concentration in pediatrics, and he received his professional physical therapy education from Cairo University. Dr. Salem is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Long Island University. He teaches courses in examination and intervention of the clients with neurologic dysfunction, as well as content in neuroscience, neuropathology, pediatrics, and motor control. Dr. Salem has conducted continuing education courses and given numerous presentations at national and international meetings. He has published in a variety of journals including Neurorehabilitation, Stroke, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, and Disability and Rehabilitation. In addition, he has served as an editorial reviewer for several journals including European Journal of Neurology, Disability and Rehabilitation, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. He maintains clinical experience in adult and pediatric rehabilitation.