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Heres the first textbook of neurologic techniques specifically written for physical therapy assistants. The first section covers the basic structure and function of the nervous system, normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology, common treatment interventions and techniques, and the role of the physical therapy assistant in clinical practice. Sections two and three present techniques for working with adults and children with neurologic disorders and trauma.
The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS
The Physical Therapist Assistant: Role and Function
Motor Control and Motor Learning
SECTION TWO: ADULT PATIENTS
Cerebral Vascular Accidents
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
SECTION THREE: PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Positioning and Handling Techniques to Foster Motor Function