Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

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A Student Workbook GA The workbook follows the text chapter-by-chapter, using multiple choice, matching, true false, short answer review questions, and more. Answers are provided in a separate section at the end of the book.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Michael D Ross, PT, DHSc (United States Air Force)
Description: This is the third edition of a book committed to bringing fundamental orthopedic rehabilitation practice pattern changes to the education of physical therapist assistants. The first edition was published in 1997 and the second edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The book focuses on the critical thinking and application of the physical therapy examination, development of treatment plans, and interventions that can be used by physical therapist assistants during orthopedic clinical practice. It is the editors' intent that this book remain focused on the scope of physical therapist assistant practice, rather than that of general orthopedic physical therapy.
Audience: It is designed for physical therapist assistants who practice in an orthopedic setting.
Features: The 16 chapters in the first four parts of the book discuss basic concepts of orthopedic management, tissue healing, common medications in orthopedics, and concepts relating to mobilization and biomechanics. The seven chapters in the next part take a regional approach to covering the spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity. Each of these chapters generally follows a similar format, with descriptions of common injuries, conservative and surgical management, and rehabilitation considerations in terms of therapeutic exercise and joint mobilization techniques. The last section of the book has three chapters on the management of rheumatic disorders and pain, as well an introduction to orthotics and prosthetics. Each chapter contains key terms, learning objectives, and review questions. Images, line drawings, and diagrams are routinely used to supplement the text, and up-to-date reference lists are provided at the end of each chapter. Additional helpful features include five quick-reference appendixes with information such as commonly used medications and reference ranges for medical laboratory tests, as well as access to online resources, such as critical thinking applications, review questions, animations, and links from the references to Medline.
Assessment: This book has moved from a single-author work to one with two editors managing multiple contributors who are experts in their respective areas. This approach has greatly enhanced this book, which is a valuable teaching text and a key resource for physical therapist assistants working in orthopedic settings. It is also well suited for use as the primary textbook for orthopedic physical therapist assistant courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815175421
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: WORKBOOK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88

Table of Contents

Pt. I Basic concepts of orthopedic management
1 Patient supervision and observation during treatment 3
2 The role of the physical therapist assistant in physical assessment 13
3 Physical agents used in the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions 37
4 Flexibility 57
5 Strength 75
6 Endurance 99
7 Balance and coordination 107
Pt. II Review of tissue healing
8 Composition and function of connective tissue 123
9 Ligament healing 137
10 Bone healing 147
11 Cartilage healing 162
12 Muscle and tendon healing 175
13 Neurovascular healing and thromboembolic disease 193
Pt. III Common medications in orthopedics
14 Concepts of orthopedic pharmacology 207
Pt. IV Gait and joint mobilization
15 Fundamentals of gait 219
16 Concepts of joint mobilization 229
Pt. V Biomechanical basis for movement
17 Biomechanical basis for movement 239
Pt. VI Management of orthopedic conditions
18 Orthopedic management of the ankle, foot, and toes 259
19 Orthopedic management of the knee 289
20 Orthopedic management of the hip and pelvis 334
21 Orthopedic management of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine 359
22 Orthopedic management of the shoulder 392
23 Orthopedic management of the elbow 421
24 Orthopedic management of the wrist and hand 437
Answers to review questions 455
App. A Commonly used medications in musculoskeletal medicine 467
App. B Reference ranges for commonly used tests 474
App. C Laboratory values as clues 476
App. D Units of measurement and terminology for the description of exercise and sport performance 488
App. E Fracture eponyms 490
App. F Major movements of the body and the muscles acting at the joints causing the movement 492
Glossary 501
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