Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction / Edition 6

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The definitive work on occupational therapy for physical dysfunction returns in its Sixth Edition, with reputable co-editors and clinical, academic, and consumer contributors. This text provides a current and well-rounded view of the field- from theoretical rationale to evaluation, treatment, and follow-up. Through the Occupational Functioning Model (OFM), the Sixth Edition continues to emphasize the conceptual foundation and scientific basis for practice, including evidence to support the selection of appropriate assessments and interventions.


  • Student DVD with video clips demonstrating range of motion, manual muscle testing, construction of hand splints, and transferring patients
  • Evidence Tables summarize the evidence behind key topics and cover Intervention, Participants, Dosage, Type of Best Evidence, Level of Evidence, Benefit, Statistical Probability, and Reference
  • Assessment Tables summarize key assessment tools and cover Instrument and Reference, Description, Time to Administer, Validity, Reliability, Sensitivity, and Strengths and Weaknesses

The definitive work on occupational therapy for physical dysfunction is back in a Fifth Edition, with reputable co-editors and outstanding clinical, academic, and consumer contributors. Through the Occupational Functioning Model, this edition continues to emphasize the conceptual foundation of practice. The text provides a current and well-rounded view of the field--from theoretical rationale to evaluation, treatment, and follow-up. New to this edition: cutting-edge therapies and up-to-date research findings, "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health" (ICIDH-2) language and concepts, assessment and intervention directed toward context, a two-color design, and abundant learning aids including case examples and procedures for practice. Faculty: Please visit LWW.com/promo/trombly for more information, or to order your review copy.

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Reviewer: Christine S. Olson, MS, OTR/L(Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book outlines the foundational aspects of occupational therapy and describes the role of occupational therapists in the physical disability setting. It is organized around the Occupational Functioning Model and includes a diagram of the model to help readers understand and organize the content. This is an update of the fifth edition of 2002.
Purpose: It is intended to help occupational therapy students and practitioners acquire the skills necessary to provide occupational therapy services and facilitate the development of the reflection process used in practice. The book is a valuable tool for individuals studying and practicing occupational therapy.
Audience: Although written for students and practitioners specializing or interested in the physical disability setting, the book contains general, basic information that experienced or specialized occupational therapists may not find helpful.
Features: The book does an excellent job covering many pertinent topics in the area of physical disability, including the history of occupational therapy, assessments used in this setting, a variety of treatment approaches, common diagnoses seen by occupational therapists, and the role occupational therapists play in assisting individuals with a physical disability become more independent. The detailed descriptions and pictures of manual muscle testing and range of motion are helpful, as are the many pictures that illustrate and clarify the text. Internet resources are listed throughout the book, providing useful, up-to-date information. Using the Occupational Functioning Model helps organize thoughts and provides an example of implementing a model.
Assessment: This book has been useful to me as a student and as a new therapist. Compared to the fifth edition, this edition focuses more on evidence, which is important for the future of occupational therapy. Using teaching tools such as case studies, the book is also helpful in developing the reflective process used in occupational therapy. Reflections are a necessary component of occupational therapy practice because of the variety of people and situations occupational therapists encounter. This is a great addition to an occupational therapist's collection of resources.
A text for students at the basic professional level, covering evaluation, treatment, theoretical rationale, therapeutic mechanisms, adjunctive therapies, and particular diagnostic categories. Includes learning objectives, study questions, and chapter glossaries. This fourth edition offers chapters on historical and theoretical foundations, dysfunction secondary to aging, high-tech adaptations, physical agent modalities, and the task-oriented approach. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781763127
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1432
  • Sales rank: 1,116,328

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Conceptual Foundations for Practice
Chapter 2: Historical and Social Contexts for Practice
Chapter 3: Planning, Guiding, and Documenting Practice

Chapter 4: Assessing Roles and Competence
Chapter 5: Assessing Abilities and Capacities: Range of Motion, Strength, and Endurance
Chapter 6: Assessing Abilities and Capacities: Motor Behavior
Chapter 7: Assessing Abilities and Capacities: Sensation
Chapter 8: Assessing Abilities and Capacities: Vision, Visual Perception, and Praxis
Chapter 9: Assessing Abilities and Capacities: Cognition
Chapter 10: Assessing Context: Personal, Social, and Cultural
Chapter 11: Assessing Context: Home, Community, and Workplace Access

Chapter 12: Occupation: Philosophy and Concepts
Chapter 13: Occupation as Therapy: Analysis, Selection, Gradation, Adaptation
Chapter 14: Learning
Chapter 15: Therapeutic Rapport

Chapter 16: Upper Extremity Orthoses
Chapter 17: Construction of Hand Splints
Chapter 18: Wheelchair Selection
Chapter 19: High-Technology Adaptations to Compensate for Disability
Chapter 20: Physical Agent Modalities

Chapter 21: Optimizing Abilities and Capacities: Range of Motion, Strength, and Endurance
Chapter 22: Optimizing Motor Behavior Using the Occupational Therapy Task Oriented Approach
Chapter 23: Optimizing Motor Skills Using Task-Related Training
Chapter 24: Optimizing Motor Behavior Using the Bobath Approach
Chapter 25: Optimizing Motor Behavior Using the Brunnstrom Movement Therapy Approach
Chapter 26: Managing Deficit of First-Level Motor Control Capacities Using Rood and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques
Chapter 27: Optimizing Sensory Abilities and Capacities
Chapter 28: Optimizing Vision, Visual Perception, and Praxis Abilities
Chapter 29: Optimizing Cognitive Abilities
Chapter 30: Restoring the Role of Independent Person
Chapter 31: Restoring Mobility
Chapter 32: Restoring Competence for Homemaker and Parent Roles
Chapter 33: Restoring Competence for the Worker Role
Chapter 34: Restoring Competence in Leisure Pursuits
Chapter 35: Optimizing Personal and Social Adaptation
Chapter 36: Optimizing Access to Home, Community, and Work Environments
Chapter 37: Preventing Occupational Dysfunction Secondary to Aging

Chapter 38: Stroke
Chapter 39: Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 40: Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chapter 41: Orthopaedic Conditions
Chapter 42: Hand Impairments
Chapter 43: Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 44: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Chapter 45: Burn Injuries
Chapter 46: Amputations and Prosthetics
Chapter 47: Cardiac and Pulmonary Diseases
Chapter 48: Dysphagia
Chapter 49: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Chapter 50: Oncology


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