Traumatology for the Physical Therapist

Traumatology for the Physical Therapist

by Gert Krischak
     
 

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For physical therapists working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and in private practice, knowledge of commonly seen traumatic and orthopedic injuries is essential to sound treatment planning. This book offers a focused, easy-to-use guide to general and specialized traumatology specifically geared to physical therapists and students. From types of injuries and

Overview

For physical therapists working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and in private practice, knowledge of commonly seen traumatic and orthopedic injuries is essential to sound treatment planning. This book offers a focused, easy-to-use guide to general and specialized traumatology specifically geared to physical therapists and students. From types of injuries and resulting symptoms to diagnosis and treatment, the book brings a structure to treatment planning and greatly improves the communication between patient, physical therapist, and physician.

Special Features:

  • Covers all relevant medical information for physical therapists, including general traumatology (wound healing, surgical infections, soft tissue injuries, and fractures), special traumatology (cranial, spinal, thoracic, and abdominal injuries), and multiple trauma and first aid
  • Offers guidelines on the benefits, effects, and limitations of physical therapy across a wide range of injuries and conditions
  • Supplies 326 full-color illustrations that clarify every concept
  • Includes bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter, for an instant review of the material
  • Provides quiz questions and a glossary of medical terms at the end of each section
  • Shares the unique perspective of a practicing physician who also teaches physical therapy at a major international rehabilitation center

Providing a broad understanding of the pathologic basis of traumatic injuries and its effect on restoring function, this book is a key resource on formulating effective physical therapy strategies. Practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapy students will find it an invaluable learning and practice tool.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Monique Serpas, PT, DPT, OCS (Touro Infirmary)
Description: This book outlines both general and specific concepts of the management of trauma injury from basic wound healing to specific injuries and conditions related to different regions of the body.
Purpose: The aim is to provide a "comprehensive presentation of individual injuries and their effect on function, as well as guidelines and potential results of physical therapy treatment." The book provides information beyond entry level regarding the specific medical management of trauma. As the profession of physical therapy continues to elevate the level of care in rehabilitation, books such as these are needed.
Audience: The audience includes students, clinicians, and educators. A third of the book provides entry-level information, while the remaining two-thirds presents advanced information which would suit ambitious students interested in learning more about trauma management. Practicing clinicians in acute care and orthopaedics will find this a useful reference.
Features: The book is organized into three parts. The first covers general traumatology, which includes topics such as wound healing, surgical infections, treatment of bone injuries, and complications of fracture healing and treatment. It serves as a good review for practicing clinicians. The second part, on special traumatology, is organized by regions of the body and includes clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare for each injury. Each part includes case studies and its own glossary as well as study questions. The book also has a nice amount of anatomic illustrations and radiological images.
Assessment: This is a nice review of the medical management of traumatic and orthopedic injuries as well as considerations for rehabilitation. The special traumatology sections that outline each injury's clinical signs, diagnosis, and prognosis will be particularly helpful to clinicians practicing in a direct access environment. This is a good book for clinicians looking for more information about the surgical management of fractures and, overall, it is a fine reference for practicing clinicians in acute care and orthopedics as well as ambitious students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783131724311
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
10/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
21 MB
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