Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span / Edition 3

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Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span.

  • Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice.
  • A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function.
  • A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively.
  • Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models.
  • Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice.
  • Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales.
  • More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jennifer Hoffman, PT, DPT, OCS (MedStar NRH)
Description: This book reviews the development and changes in the human body throughout the lifespan in terms of psychosocial growth, body systems, body structure, and functional mobility. This update of the 2002 edition includes the most current evidence-based concepts and additional clinical examples.
Purpose: The authors are successful in providing an understanding of the impact that changes to the human body's multiple systems have on functional movement throughout the lifespan, from conception to death. Covering all aspects of normal development in one book makes this work unique.
Audience: The primary audience is physical therapy and occupational therapy students as well as other healthcare professional students who treat clients for impaired functional movement. The book is most suitable for undergraduate physical therapy students studying human development and physical therapy assistant students.
Features: The book is conveniently divided into three sections that address basic concepts of functional movement, body system development and changes, and functional movement outcomes. The first section reviews the basic concepts of functional movement in order to help readers develop a conceptual foundation for the remainder of the book. The second section reviews how body systems develop and change throughout the lifespan, and the impact these changes have on functional movement. The final section is the most detailed and informative, particularly the chapters discussing posture and balance, locomotion, and prehension.
Assessment: The level of detail of the function and development of the body systems and the overall content of the book as a general review make the book most suitable for undergraduate students or students pursuing an associate healthcare degree. For practitioners, this serves as a review of the body's multiple systems and their effects on functional movement, but it does not include advanced theories or specific techniques to treat functional movement dysfunctions in a clinical setting. Nonetheless, the review of neonatal development of each body system is uncommonly useful to practitioners and a rare find in such books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416049784
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 374
  • Sales rank: 350,835
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Definition of functional movement
1. Functional independence: a lifelong goal
2. Theories affecting development
3. Motor development and motor control
4. Motor learning and motor control
5. Evaluation of function
Unit 2: Body systems contributing to functional movement
6. Skeletal system changes
7. Muscle system changes
8. Cardiovascular and pulmonary system changes
9. Nervous system changes
10. Sensory system changes
Unit 3: Functional movement outcomes
11. Vital functions
12. Posture and balance
13. Locomotion
14. Prehension
15. Health and fitness
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