The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook / Edition 2

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1997 Paperback New: An unread copy, stored carefully since publication. *Scarce Copy, rarely seen in such good condition; 080360047X Reference and Textbooks Plasticoat Binding, ... 8vo-over 7??'-9??' tall. 2nd Edition(129717) In stock; ready for immediate dispatch. Books Found Fast: Established in 1972, on-line since 2002, we sell new and used books, revenue from which benefits a number of UK Charities; Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Overview

Whether you are transitioning to clinical practice, pursuing a transitional DPT, or looking to refresh your clinical knowledge, this handbook should be your trusted source. In fact, every member of the rehabilitation team will benefit from the wealth of clinical information contained in these pages.

Screened tabs for each section and an expanded, screened index make information easily accessible.

  • Outcome measures section has been updated in this edition to include new, validated tests.
  • Extraordinary breadth of topics is covered - from basic scientific information (neuroanatomy and clinical neurology, osteology and clinical orthopedics, general anatomy, cardiac and pulmonary anatomy) to interventions and methods used in contemporary rehabilitation practice.
  • Now includes material related to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Bill Keeley
This the second edition of a handbook of information essential to the rehabilitation professional. The reference work is organized to allow clinicians quick access to information. Intended to be carried with the clinician, the handbook is arranged into tables and figures, categorized by color-coded tabs. The authors describe the intent as ""assisting practitioners to function in an outcomes-focused world."" The original intent of the first edition was to develop an easily portable method of concisely organized information in a concise fashion. This goal has clearly been accomplished. A great variety of topics are presented in a thorough, succinct manner. The book is targeted to any rehabilitation professional. The authors have included information that could appropriately be used by physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Although the authors are physical therapists themselves, they sufficiently cover the full realm of rehabilitation. The book is over 1000 pages divided into 21 chapters covering the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessibility issues; musculoskeletal anatomy, orthopedics, and orthopedic therapy; neuroanatomy, neurology and neurologic- general and visceral anatomy; pulmonary anatomy and pulmonary therapy; vascular anatomy, cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation; pediatrics; geriatrics; measurement, assessment, and outcomes; kinesiology; gait; prosthetics and orthotics; psychology and psychiatry; electromagnetic, thermal modalities and electrotherapy; massage and soft-tissues techniques; general medicine; pharmacology; AIDS, burns; reference tables and conversion charts; and translations. The book isneatly organized in charts and graphs, appropriately referenced. By changing the page size, the authors were able to enhance the portability of the book while adding material. As a result this edition is only several hundred pages longer than the first, but contains at least one-third more material. They have done more than just collect information and reprint it; they have organized material into tables and figures that facilitate clinical practice. This is an excellent resource for any practicing clinician and is highly recommended.
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Reviewer: Steven Nussbaum, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This is the third edition of a reference designed to provide information about topics in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation predominantly using charts, glossary of terms, outlines, and illustrations. Previous editions were published in 1991 and 1998.
Purpose: According to the authors, this handbook was not written to replace conventional reference books but to "... provide information that clinicians need in a succinct form." In addition, the materials are organized to "...facilitate clinical practice."
Audience: Even though most of the sections of the book are authored by physical therapists, the handbook is intended for use by various rehabilitation specialists such as physicians, nurses, therapists, and students.
Features: The handbook covers topics such as musculoskeletal anatomy and therapy, neuroanatomy and therapy, pulmonary anatomy and therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics, pediatric issues, and geriatric issues. Massage, soft tissue techniques, and various modalities are also covered. The book provides excellent charts, graphs, and outlines to the reader. The index and table of contents are sufficient to locate specific topics without difficulty. The illustrations are high quality and pertinent to the chapter topic. A deficiency in the book is the inadequate number of listed references in most of the chapters.
Assessment: This is an excellent book written in clear and concise language. Because it uses mainly charts, glossary of terms, outlines, and illustrations, it is best used as a reference book in conjunction with other rehabilitation textbooks. Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, and therapists interested in the field of rehabilitation should find this book to be a valuable educational and clinical resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803600478
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1267
  • Product dimensions: 4.56 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessibility Issues Including Wheelchair Information 1
2 Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Therapy 63
3 Neuroanatomy, Neurology, and Neurologic Therapy 233
4 General and Visceral Anatomy 487
5 Pulmonary Anatomy and Pulmonary Therapy 493
6 Vascular Anatomy, Cardiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation 543
7 Pediatrics 683
8 Geriatrics 715
9 Measurement, Assessment, and Outcomes 739
10 Kinesiology 777
11 Gait 789
12 Prosthetics and Orthotics 821
13 Psychology and Psychiatry 863
14 Electromagnetic, Thermal Modalities, and Electrotherapy 887
15 Massage and Soft-Tissue Techniques 929
16 General Medicine Including Oncology 945
17 Pharmacology 1047
18 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS 1073
19 Burns 1113
20 Reference Tables and Conversion Charts 1127
21 Translations: Useful Expressions 1161
Appendix First Aid 1215
Index 1223
Illustration Credits 1265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    A good, handy reference book.

    This is not the kind of book you sit down and read cover to cover. Rather it is a reference book designed for the busy clinician to quickly get useful information. I don't carry it around in my lab jacket because it's already stuffed with my reflex hammer and gait belt, but one certainly could. Get this book to refer to things such as dermatomes, peripheral nerve distributions, special tests, and basic anatomy of areas you might not work with on a day-to-day basis. Lots more also included. I don't think anyone will buy this book and be disappointed!

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