Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction / Edition 5

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Now authored by two outstanding occupational therapy experts and 48 contributors who include educators, clinicians, and leaders in their profession, the fifth edition of this trusted text introduces occupation-based practice in the context of working with physical disabilities. It gives a comprehensive, in-depth overview of occupational therapy, history and theory, the occupational therapy process, evaluation and intervention in the occupational performance areas, the performance components, interventions, and treatment applications.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Retta P Johnson, B.S, OT, MA, Allied Health Sci(University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: This is the premiere publication for occupational therapists working in the practice area of physical rehabilitation. It is a well-organized and updated version of a book originally published in 1981and last published in 1996.
Purpose: The book provides readers with an excellent tool for introduction into the practice area of adult rehabilitation for physical dysfunction. It also presents information relevant to the changes that have occurred in healthcare over recent years and information related to contemporary approaches to occupational therapy (OT) practice. The book is an invaluable tool for the OT practitioner who treats adults with physical disabilities. It is the foundation OT literature for this treatment area and is the benchmark for others like it. The new edition far surpasses past editions in both organization and content.
Audience: This is an excellent book for both OT students and OT practitioners who treat clients in an adult rehabilitation setting. The authors have done an excellent job of providing concise, clear, and well-organized information on the many diagnoses and treatment contexts specific to this area of practice. The book meets the needs of seasoned therapists, entry-level practitioners, and students alike. The chapters are written by clinicians who are considered authorities in the field.
Features: There are several new features which add to this edition's organization and content. There is a new system for organization of the material, which makes for excellent flow from one chapter to the next, and this edition has six parts as compared to four previously. In addition, clearly written learning objectives are a part of each chapter. Key terms are discussed at the beginning of each chapter, and well organized and thought-provoking review questions are a useful reflection of content in each chapter. The first part of the book closely details occupational performance and models for practice, followed by a chapter that looks not only at OT's roots and past history, but also changing practice trends in adult rehabilitation. The second part provides useful information related to OT process and practice, including an introduction to evidence-based practice, treatment contexts, prevention of injury and physical dysfunction, and infection control. This part expands upon previous editions and covers pertinent information related to evaluation, treatment planning, goal-setting, and documentation based upon the model of evidenced-based practice. Part three includes a chapter on leisure activities not covered in previous editions, and the chapter on assistive technology has been expanded to include more in-depth information and useful photographs for effective instruction of current technology accessible to therapists and their clients. It also contains an excellent chapter on mobility, which covers the rehabilitative approach to functional ambulation, wheelchair assessment and transfers, and community mobility and transportation. Part four closely examines performance components, carefully detailing motor control theory and evaluation, and includes a new chapter on pain management.
Assessment: This is a beautifully updated addition to the OT literature and stands as the benchmark for other books in the field. It has been expanded in many areas and has a more organized approach to presentation than in previous editions. As an instructor in the area of physical dysfunction, I could not ask for a better text to provide my students, and I know that it will be used for years to come as my students enter the field of OT practice and become peers in our profession.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323007658
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/19/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: HISTORY AND THEORY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION
Occupational performance and models for practice for physical dysfunction
History and practice trends in the treatment of physical dysfunction

PART TWO: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS AND PRACTICE
The occupational therapy process
Treatment contexts
Occupational therapy evaluation and assessment of physical dysfunction
Treatment planning
A model of evidence-based practice for occupational therapy
Occupational therapy for prevention of injury and physical dysfunction
Teaching activities in occupational therapy
Documentation
Infection control and safety in the treatment environment

PART THREE: OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND THE PERFORMANCE AREAS: EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION
Occupational performance
Activities of daily living
Mobility
Section 1: Functional Ambulation
Section 2: Wheelchairs
Section 3: Community Mobility
Sexuality as an activity of daily living
Work evaluation and work hardening
ADA: accommodating persons with disabilities
Leisure activities
Assistive technology

PART FOUR: EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION: THE PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS
Functional motion assessment
Joint range of motion
Muscle strength
Motor control
Visual deficits
Sensation and sensory dysfunction
Evaluation and treatment of perceptual motor deficits
Evaluation and treatment of cognitive dysfunction
The social and psychological experience of having a disability
Pain management

PART FIVE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS
The Biomechanical Approach
Therapeutic occupations and therapeutic modalities
Orthotics
Hand splinting
Mobile arm supports and suspension arm devices
The Sensorimotor Approaches
The traditional sensorimotor approaches to treatment: an overview
The Rood approach: A reconstruction
Movement therapy: the Brunnstrom approach to the treatment of hemiplegia
The proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) approach
Neurodevelopmental treatment: the Bobath approach

PART SIX: TREATMENT APPLICATIONS
Cerebral vascular accident
Traumatic brain injury
Degenerative diseases of the central nervous system
Dysphagia
Spinal cord injury
Neurogenic and myopathic dysfunction
Arthritis
Hand and upper extremity injuries
Hip fractures and lower extremity joint replacement
Low back pain
Burns and burn rehabilitation
Amputations and prosthetics
Section 1: Body controlled prostheses
Section 2: Electric controlled prostheses
Section 3: Lower extremity amputations
Cardiac and pulmonary diseases
Oncology
Special needs of the older adult
HIV infection and AIDS

Appendix
Sample case studies
Sample treatment plan form with permission for reproduction for classroom use.

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