Focusing on the lower extremities and spine, this extensively illustrated text presents a problem-solving approach to the evaluation and prescription of prosthetics and orthotics in physical therapy interventions. Provided is a systemic method for examination, evaluation, and implementation of various interventions in the management of the patient requiring a prosthesis or orthosis. Prosthetics and Orthotics presents the latest developments in materials and fabrications, an in-depth analysis of gait deviations and interventions, conditions, psychosocial issues, biomechanics, and more. This invaluable resource also includes pediatric and geriatric perspectives, scientific literature supporting evidence-based practice, exercise and functional activities for the patient, case studies following the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice", critical thinking questions, lab activities and practical applications.
This book provides a problem-solving approach for the examination, evaluation, and implementation of various interventions in the management of the patient requiring a prosthesis or orthosis. Sections give information on psychosocial issues, biomechanics, and different types of prostheses and orthoses, including transtibial, transpelvic, and bilateral devices, spinal orthotics, and prostheses for pediatric and sports populations. Learning aids include chapter introductions, critical thinking questions, lab activities, and practical applications, plus b&w photos and illustrations. Seymour teaches in the Department of Physical Therapy Education at State University of New York-Upstate Medical University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)