Introduction to Physical Therapy / Edition 1

Introduction to Physical Therapy / Edition 1

by Michael A. Pagliarulo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815167148

ISBN-13: 9780815167143

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This comprehensive text provides a thorough and realistic overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy. The first half of the book introduces readers to key aspects of a career in physical therapy, such as physical therapy roles, practice settings, the APTA, and laws, policies, and regulations. The second half describes the practice of physical…  See more details below

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This comprehensive text provides a thorough and realistic overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy. The first half of the book introduces readers to key aspects of a career in physical therapy, such as physical therapy roles, practice settings, the APTA, and laws, policies, and regulations. The second half describes the practice of physical therapy, detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. Visually appealing, this text includes both classic photos that illustrate the history of the profession, as well as practical photos that demonstrate current physical therapy procedures.

  • This is the only introductory textbook to include an overview of both the profession and the clinical practice of physical therapy and physical therapy assisting.
  • Each chapter offers helpful learning tools, including a chapter outline, key terms, learning objectives, questions to ask, boxes, tables, summaries and up to date references, suggested readings, and review questions.
  • Features the latest information on current trends in health care and the profession of physical therapy such as laws and regulations, reimbursement, the roles of the PTA and PT, new terminology, and key concepts.


  • A new chapter on reimbursement introduces readers to the administrative side of physical therapy practice and its effect on the profession.
  • A new chapter on communication and cultural competence explores how cultural differences can influence patient behavior and interaction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815167143
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
308

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Table of Contents

1Profession of physical therapy : definition and development3
2Roles and characteristics of physical therapists25
3Physical therapist assistant54
4Communication in physical therapy in the 21st century79
5Laws, regulations, and policies106
6Financing and reimbursing health care in physical therapy125
7Current issues : physical therapy in evolution146
8America physical therapy association169
9Physical therapy for musculoskeletal conditions187
10Physical therapy for neuromuscular conditions228
11Physical therapy in cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions246
12Physical therapy for integumentary conditions282
13Physical therapy for pediatric conditions306
14Physical therapy for the older adult337

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