Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Overview

Prepare for practice with the book tailored specifically for physical therapist assistants! Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns. Written by rehabilitation experts Michelle Cameron, MD, PT and Linda Monroe, MPT, in consultation with Susan Schmidt, a practicing PTA, and Carla Gleaton, the director of a PTA education program, this text will be a valuable resource both in the classroom and in professional practice.

Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage of rehabilitation includes sections on pathology; examination; evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis; clinical signs, and intervention— emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention.
Unique! A consistent, organized approach covers physical therapy intervention by disorder, with full discussions of each condition found in a single chapter.
Format follows the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition so you become familiar with the terminology used in therapy practice.
Clinical Pearls highlight key information.
Unique! Full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate pathologies and interventions.
Case studies with discussion questions guide you through specific patient interactions to build your clinical reasoning skills.
Glossaries in each chapter define key terms to build your clinical vocabulary.
Unique! Student resources on the companion Evolve website enhance your learning with vocabulary-building exercises, boards-style practice test questions, examples of commonly used forms, and references from the book linked to Medline.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Thirty-seven physical therapy academics and practitioners from the U.S. and Canada contribute 34 chapters to a text providing physical therapist assistant students and clinicians with clear, concise recommendations for evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with any physical therapy diagnosis. The book is based on Cameron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon) and Monroe's (John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA) physical therapists' textbook, Physical Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention, with material adapted to address physical therapist assistants' unique needs. Suitable for the generalist as well as the specialist providing care beyond his/her area of expertise, the text contains case studies throughout which demonstrate clinical application of the concepts. Organized by preferred practice patterns, the text covers rehabilitation of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems, and interventions overlapping those systems. Illustrated with full-color and b&w photographs and diagrams."

- Book News, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437708066
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,059,646
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Evidence-based Practice Part One: Musculoskeletal System 3. Skeletal Demineralization 4. Posture 5. Muscle Weakness 6. Connective Tissue Dysfunction 7. Localized Inflammation 8. Spinal Disorders 9. Fractures 10. Joint Arthroplasty 11. Soft Tissue Surgery 12. Amputation and Prostheses Part Two: Neuromuscular System 13. Balance and Fall Risk 14. Impaired Neuromotor Development 15. Pediatric Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders 16. Adult Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders 17. Progressive Central Nervous System Disorders 18. Peripheral Nerve Injuries 19. Polyneuropathies 20. Nonprogressive Spinal Cord Disorders 21. Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State Part Three: Cardiopulmonary System 22. Vital Signs 23. Deconditioning 24. Airway Clearance Dysfunction 25. Congestive Heart Failure 26. Respiratory Failure 27. Lymphatic System Disorders Part Four: Integumentary System 28. Tissue Healing and Pressure Ulcers 29. Vascular Ulcers 30. Neuropathic Ulcers 31. Burns Part Five: Interventions Common to Many Conditions Requiring Rehabilitation 32. Gait Assessment and Training 33. Assistive Devices for Mobility: Canes, Crutches, Walkers, and Wheelchairs 34. Orthotics

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