Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness / Edition 1

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The encompassing Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide for Health, Fitness, and Wellness successfully details the impact health promotion, health protection, and the prevention of illness and disability has on increasing the quality and length of a healthy life. As outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and Healthy People 2010, fundamental health, fitness, and wellness concepts are presented that are critical for providing preventive care to healthy and at-risk populations. Other helpful topics include screening tools for determining risk factors associated with common medical problems, suggestions for providing appropriate interventions (consultation, referral, education, resources, and program development), and evaluation of program outcomes. Research and case studies are incorporated to illustrate the importance of accessible health, fitness, and wellness opportunities for individuals and communities at increased risk for health problems. Perfect for clinicians, students, allied health professionals, rehabilitation specialists, physical medicine specialists, and recreation therapists, Prevention Practice is a valuable resource for everyone in the areas of health, fitness, and wellness.
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"Prevention Practice is a useful textbook for introducing key concepts. Physical therapy students would benefit from the topics covered, the clear and concise presentation of material and how the framework reflects the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.“

—Debbie Nemetz, ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556426179
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 684,965
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Rush Thompson, PhD, MS, PT, was born in Kansas City and attended the University of Colorado Medical Center, graduating with distinction with a BS in physical therapy. With support from the William Hillman Medical Student Fellowship, she attended and graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas Medical Center with an MS in Special Education with an emphasis on Children with Illness and Other Health Impairments. With support from the Arthur Mag Fellowship and the UMKC Community Scholars Fellowship at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, she completed her Interdisciplinary PhD, incorporating studies in physiological psychology, biochemistry, neuroscience, exercise science, and education. While her primary clinical practice focuses on pediatric physical therapy and neurological rehabilitation, she has worked in practice settings in acute care, outpatient care, long-term care, school-based therapy, home health, and private practice. Currently she is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education at Rockhurst University, and she presents her work at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Thompson’s travel to over 50 countries gives her insight into global health care disparities and the need for multicultural education. Her research interests focus on pediatric growth and development, the use of motor imagery in physical therapy practice, and prevention practice across the lifespan. She hopes that this book will contribute to realizing the goals of Healthy People 2010 with physical therapists playing an integral role in prevention practice.
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Table of Contents


Section I: Foundations of Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Chapter 1: Prevention Practice: A Holistic Perspective for Physical Therapy
Chapter 2: Healthy People 2010: Preventive Care, Protective Care, and Health Promotion
Chapter 3: Key Components of Fitness 

Section II: Primary Prevention Practice for Health and Wellness
Chapter 4: Screening for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Chapter 5: Health, Fitness, and Wellness Issues during Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 6: Prevention Practice during Adulthood: Pregnancy and Lifestyle Ergonomics
Chapter 7: Prevention Practice for Older Adults 

Section III: Strategies to Promote Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Chapter 8: Health Protection
Chapter 9: Resources for Health and Wellness
Chapter 10: Key Features of Fitness Training 

Section IV: Physical Therapy Secondary Prevention for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Chapter 11: Secondary Prevention Practice for Pathological Conditions
Chapter 12: Promoting Health for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 

Section V: Legal and Business Aspects of Fitness and Wellness Practice
Chapter 13: Advocacy for Health Promotion, Protection, and Prevention
Chapter 14: Marketing Health and Wellness
Chapter 15: Managing a Prevention Practice

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