Therapeutic Exercise for Physical Therapist Assistants: Techniques for Intervention / Edition 2

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Overview

Completely updated and rewritten to meet the specific needs of physical therapist assistants, this Second Edition focuses on the implementation of treatment plans and intervention using the appropriate therapeutic exercise techniques. The book describes a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and details the purpose, position, and procedure for each technique. Case studies and pediatric and geriatric recommendations are included.

This edition has three all-new chapters: the role of the physical therapist assistant in therapeutic exercise, enhancement of breathing and pulmonary function, and functional fitness training for the elderly. Other new features include a two-color design, updated illustrations, and a glossary.

Completely updated and rewritten to meet the specific needs of physical therapist assistants, this Second Edition focuses on the implementation of treatment plans and intervention using the appropriate therapeutic exercise techniques. The book describes a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and details the purpose, position, and procedure for each technique. Case studies and pediatric and geriatric recommendations are included. This edition has three all-new chapters: the role of the physical therapist assistant in therapeutic exercise, enhancement of breathing and pulmonary function, and functional fitness training for the elderly. Other new features include a two-color design, updated illustrations, and a glossary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781790802
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Point (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 10.58 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise

CHAPTER 2 The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant

Part II MOBILITY

CHAPTER 3 Range of Motion

CHAPTER 4 Stretching Activities for Increasing Muscle Flexibility

Part III STRENGTH AND POWER

CHAPTER 5 Principles of Resistance Training

CHAPTER 6 Open-Chain Resistance Training

CHAPTER 7 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

CHAPTER 8 Closed-Kinetic-Chain Exercise

CHAPTER 9 Plyometrics

Part IV BALANCE

CHAPTER 10 Balance Training

CHAPTER 11 Reactive Neuromuscular Training

Part V CARDIOPULMONARY APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 12 Principles of Aerobic Conditioning and Cardiac Rehabilitation

CHAPTER 13 Enhancement of Breathing and Pulmonary Function

Part VI FUNCTIONAL PROGRESSION IS THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

CHAPTER 14 Functional Progression for the Spine

CHAPTER 15 Functional Progression for the Extremities

Part VII UNIQUE APPLICATIONS OF THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

CHAPTER 16 Aquatic Therapy

CHAPTER 17 Principles of Contextual Fitness and Function for Older Adults

Geriatric Perspectives written by Reta Zabel, PT, PhD, GCS

Pediatric Perspectives written by Barabara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

Glossary

Index

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