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Overview

Used as both a core textbook in PT programs and as a clinical reference, Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Edition, provides the essential information needed by PTs, both student and professional, when working with children. Like the previous bestselling editions, the 4th edition follows the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and uses the IFC model of the disabling process as it presents up-to-date evidence-based coverage of treatment. In this latest edition, Suzann Campbell DeLapp, Robert J. Palisano, and Margo N. Orlin have added more case studies and video clips, additional chapters and Medline-linked references online, and Evidence to Practice boxes to make it easy to find and remember important information.

  • Provides comprehensive foundational knowledge in decision making, screening, development, motor control, and motor learning, the impairments of body function and structure, and the PT management of pediatric disorders.
  • Reflects a family-centered care model throughout to help you understand how to involve children and their caregivers in developing and implementing intervention plans.
  • Emphasizes an evidence-based approach that incorporates the latest research for the best outcomes.
  • Follows the practice pattern guidelines of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition which sets the standard for physical therapy practice.
  • Features the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the model for the disabling process, emphasizing activity rather than functional limitations and participation rather than disability in keeping with the book’s focus on prevention of disability.
  • Provides extensive case studies that show the practical application of material covered in the text and are often accompanied by online video clips illustrating the condition and its management.
  • Makes it easy to access key information with plenty of tables and boxes that organize and summarize important points.
  • Clearly demonstrates important concepts and clinical conditions you’ll encounter in practice with over 800 illustrations.
  • Takes learning to a deeper level with additional resources on the Evolve website featuring:
    • Over 40 video clips that correspond to case studies and demonstrate conditions found in each chapter
    • Helpful resources, including web links
    • Questions and exercises you’ll find helpful when preparing for the pediatric specialist certification exam
  • 10 additional video clips help you deepen your understanding of more disorders and their management.
  • UNIQUE! The latest research is incorporated throughout the text with evidence-based boxes that make it easy to find evidence supporting case management.
  • UNIQUE! The Evolve website now includes references linked to Medline abstracts for easy access to research cited in the text.
  • Patient and client cases are accompanied by an Evidence to Practice box in the text that clarifies the evidence and provides related references to help you better understand many of the decisions made in each case.
  • UNIQUE! Special topics such as gait, genomics, and assistive technology are covered in chapters on the Evolve website, making it easy to search related links and additional information.
  • Summary boxes at the end of each chapter help you focus your review of key points.
  • More case studies expand the number of clinical scenarios to help you understand how concepts apply to practice.
  • More cardiopulmonary coverage helps you consider important factors, including evaluation information and typical values across the lifespan for blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
  • More coverage of fetal development explains how and why various disorders occur.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Cynthia Potter, PT, DPT, PCS (Healthquest Community Service)
Description: This second edition is an update of the original 1994 edition, with extensive detail regarding foundational knowledge, physical therapy management of common pediatric conditions, special considerations in treating children, and the unique settings in which pediatric physical therapy is provided. Reflecting the changes in practice the editors also incorporate the terminology and framework used in the American Physical Therapy Association's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
Purpose: According to the editors, the purpose is to provide a comprehensive reference for the practice of physical therapy for common conditions seen in pediatric practice. While acknowledging that further evidence on which to base clinical practice is needed, the editors describe physical therapy management based on the disablement model and incorporate evidence based decision-making. The book is comprehensive in subject matter and reflects the complexity involved in clinical decision-making. There is an extensive list of well-recognized expert contributors from the U.S. and Canada
Audience: This is an essential reference for physical therapists practicing in pediatrics. Clinical practitioners, researchers, and students seeking in-depth information about a particular topic will find this book indispensable. However the extensive information may be overwhelming for entry level PT students.
Features: As in the first edition, the editors highlight the disablement model. They incorporate the language regarding patient/client management and the practice patterns of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice published in 1997. Recent evidence to support clinical management is included. New chapters on brachiai plexus injury and torticollis have been added to this edition. In the chapters where contributors focus on various pediatric conditions, key issues as the child develops from infancy through adulthood are highlighted. The book is divided into five sections. T he seven introductory chapters provide foundational knowledge for the practice of pediatric physical therapy, including normal development, motor control, motor learning, and a framework for clinical decision-making. These essential basics are especially useful for students, less experienced therapists, or those clinicians who do not routinely practice in pediatrics. The next three sections have a description of physical therapy management of pediatric conditions that follow the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and include musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiopulmonary conditions. In each chapter, the reader will find a detailed description of pathophysiology, management based on the disablement model and at least one case history of a child. While the amount of detail in the cases presented varies from chapter to chapter, it is all useful to the reader in providing a clinical picture of progressive care of a child with a particular condition. An outstanding case history is provided at the conclusion of the Developmental Coordination Disorders chapter. A child's care is followed across various settings and coordinated with several disciplines. Another well-detailed case history in the chapter "Children with Cognitive Impairment" is presented using the Guide's five elements of patient client management. IDEA Part B language and Guide language are contrasted in this case. In the concluding section the editors deal with unique practice settings and special medical/legal considerations in caring for pediatric patients. Each chapter is extensively referenced, making the book very useful to researchers or others wishing to explore further information.
Assessment: The editors of this book succeed in their purpose of providing an excellent comprehensive pediatric reference for those wanting detailed information on all aspects of pediatric practice. They provide more extensive information on clinical management and the book is more evidence-based than other pediatric physical therapy texts. It is not meant to be and is not a quick reference for pediatric management. Clinical application would be enhanced if there were more pictures or diagrams included in the case histories and if the case histories were presented in a more consistent format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721665030
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 945

Table of Contents

1 Evidence-based decision making in pediatric physical therapy 3
2 The child's development of functional movement 33
3 Motor control : developmental aspects of motor control in skill acquisition 77
4 Motor learning : theories and strategies for the practitioner 131
5 Gait : development and analysis 161
6 Musculoskeletal development and adaptation 191
7 Genomics and genetic syndromes and affecting movement 217
8 Physical fitness during childhood and adolescence 257
9 Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 291
10 Hemophilia 323
11 Spinal conditions 337
12 Congenital muscular torticollis 359
13 Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita 381
14 Osteogenesis imperfecta 401
15 Muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy 421
16 Limb deficiencies and amputations 453
17 Orthopedic conditions 481
18 Sports injuries in children 517
19 Developmental coordination disorders 559
20 Children with motor and cognitive impairments 591
21 Cerebral palsy 625
22 Brachial plexus injury 665
23 Spinal cord injury 681
24 Brain injuries : traumatic brain injuries, near-drowning, and brain tumors 709
25 Myelodysplasia 735
26 Children requiring long-term ventilator assistance 793
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27 Cystic fibrosis 819
28 Asthma : multisystem implications 851
29 Thoracic surgery 881
30 The environment of intervention 909
31 Early intervention services 933
32 The educational environment 955
33 Assistive technology 983
34 The burn unit 1025
35 The special care nursery 1053
36 Private practice pediatric physical therapy : a quest for independence and success 1099
37 Medicolegal issues in the United States 1123
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