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Introduction to Physical Therapy / Edition 2
     

Introduction to Physical Therapy / Edition 2

by Michael A. Pagliarulo
 

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ISBN-10: 0323010571

ISBN-13: 9780323010573

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Providing an overview of the profession and practice of physical therapy, this text presents an excellent introduction to any program of study in physical therapy. Part I, Profession, reviews roles of the physical therapist and practice settings, the APTA, laws, regulations, policies, and current issues. A whole chapter focuses on the physical therapist assistant

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Providing an overview of the profession and practice of physical therapy, this text presents an excellent introduction to any program of study in physical therapy. Part I, Profession, reviews roles of the physical therapist and practice settings, the APTA, laws, regulations, policies, and current issues. A whole chapter focuses on the physical therapist assistant defining the roles of this large and growing group of health professionals. Part II, Practice, reviews function, disorders, and therapies in major organ systems of the body (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary) in an applied context targeted for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Includes information specific to pediatric and older adult patients as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323010573
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: Profession
Physical Therapy: Definition and Profession
Roles and Employment Settings
The Physical Therapist Assistant
American Physical Therapy Association
Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Current Issues
Part II: Practice
Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Conditions
Physical Therapy in Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Physical Therapy in Integumentary Conditions
Physical Therapy for Pediatric Conditions
Physical Therapy for the Older Adult

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