Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 3

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This is the first book on orthopedic management specifically for physical therapist assistants. It focuses on fundamental scientific principles, as well a clinical applications. The consistent chapter format that includes descriptions of fractures and pathologies, and signs and symptoms for modification of exercise. Excellent chapters on injury, repair, tissue healing, healing restraints relative to therapeutic intervention, and the foundations of therapeutic exercise. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, chapter objectives firmly grounded in clinical practice, and key terms.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780323056694
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 536
  • Sales rank: 186,169
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Concepts of Orthopedic Management

1. Patient Supervision and Observation During Treatment

2. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Physical Assessment

3. Flexibility

4. Strength

5. Endurance

6. Balance and Coordination

Part II: Review of Tissue Healing

7. Composition and Function of Connective Tissue

8. Ligament Healing

9. Bone Healing

10. Cartilage Healing

11. Muscle and Tendon Healing

12. Neurovascular Healing and Thromboembolic Disease

Part III: Common Medications in Orthopedics

13. Concepts of Orthopedic Pharmacology

Part IV: Mobilization And Biomechanics

14. Fundamentals of Gait

15. Concepts of Joint Mobilization

16. Biomechanical Basis for Movement

Part V: Management of Orthopedic Conditions by Region

17. Orthopedic Management of the Ankle, Foot, and Toes

18. Orthopedic Management of the Knee

19. Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis

20. Orthopedic Management of the Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine

21. Orthopedic Management of the Shoulder

22. Orthopedic Management of the Elbow

23. Orthopedic Management of the Wrist and Hand

Part VI: Management of Orthopedic Conditions by Affliction NEW!

24. Orthopedic Management of Rheumatic Disorders NEW!

25. Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes NEW!

26. Orthopedic Management of Bracing, Orthotics, and Prosthetics NEW!


A: Commonly Used Medications in Orthopedics

B: Reference Ranges for Commonly Used Tests

C: Units of Measurement and Terminology for the Description of Exercise and Sport Performance

D: Fracture Eponyms

E: Major Movements of the Body and the Muscles Acting at the Joints Causing the Movement

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