Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics / Edition 1

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New in the authoritative Case Files series, Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics gives you case studies that illustrate critical concepts you need to build and enhance your skills in orthopaedic physical therapy. Each case includes a discussion of the health condition, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, plan of care

and interventions, evidence-based practice recommendations, and references. NPTE-style review questions accompanying each case reinforce your learning. With Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics, everything you need to succeed in the clinic and on the NPTE is right here in your hands.

  • 34 orthopaedic cases with National Physical Therapy Examination-style review questions help you learn best practices in the context of patient care
  • Enhance your practice with evidence-based cases written by leading clinicians, researchers, and academics
  • Includes evidence-based ratings for treatment plans
  • Perfect for coursework use and NPTE preparation
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amanda M Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS (Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Description: This book presents 34 case scenarios that focus on the evidence-based examination and intervention procedures for a wide spectrum of orthopedic, sports, and musculoskeletal diagnoses.
Purpose: The purpose is to compile the evidence for a variety of conditions in one place — a need that has gone unaddressed for a many years, as both clinicians and educators find it challenging to remain updated on current best practice and evidence-based practice. The authors and contributors are among the top physical therapy researchers, educators and clinicians in the field and they use their expertise to meet the objectives.
Audience: The book is useful for a broad audience, including physical therapy students, residents, or fellows, novice practitioners, and educators in musculoskeletal physical therapy. As an educator and a clinician, I find it to be an excellent resource, both for evidence-based case examples for my students, and as a reference in treating my patients. The 36 contributors are clinicians, researchers, and/or educators in the field of orthopedic PT.
Features: Each of the 34 case scenarios is presented in a well-organized format using language from the World Health Organization's ICF framework and the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Each case begins with a patient scenario and a series of open-ended questions. Key definitions, a short explanation of the pathology, and a summary of the role of the physical therapist in the management of the condition follow. Then a targeted and well-organized summary of examination, evaluation, and diagnostic procedures is presented, including special tests and outcome measures. Reliability and validity information are included when available. The next section outlines interventions and plan of care information for the diagnosis. The next section, on evidence-based clinical recommendations, outlines at least three clinical recommendations for diagnostic tools and/or treatment interventions. The quality of these recommendations is improved by using a strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT) grade, in which the author of the section gives an A, B or C grade based on the evidence and the author's clinical expertise. (This grade is also reviewed by the editors.) Each case concludes with comprehension questions and answers, along with detailed explanations when appropriate. Some cases focus heavily on exam and diagnostic practices, while others focus more on intervention techniques. For example, there are four different cases addressing lumbar spine herniated disc, each highlighting a different treatment approach. There is an alphabetized listing of diagnoses in the back of the book, increasing its usability for the reader.
Assessment: This is a very useful book that fulfills a very large need in both educational and clinical practice of orthopedic physical therapy. As a clinician, I will use it in making sure that my current practices are evidence based. As an educator, it will greatly assist me in writing practice cases for my students that are comprehensive, evidence-based, and with less personal bias.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071763776
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 805,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Erin Jobst is an Assistant Professor at the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy, in Hillsboro, OR, where she teaches courses covering physiology, pathology, pharmacology, patient care skills and therapeutic exercise. She also has extensive practical experience working in an Acute Care Hospital.

She is co-author of Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist, and came on board midstream to complete four chapters, edit 16, and was a big reason for completion of the project.

Jobst will serve as the lead author for Physical Therapy Case Studies in Acute Care, and will also serve as lead Editor of the Physical Therapy Case Studies series.

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