This popular worktext provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level physical therapy aide in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The therapeutic modality procedures that an aide would perform are presented in a step-by-step format with detailed photographs. A variety of review questions test comprehension of the material. Learning activities at the end of each chapter reinforce theory and skills. (physical therapy, physical therapy aide, PTA. health careers, health occupations) ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual ISBN: 0-7668-0295-7
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Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction to Physical Therapy. Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy, Chapter2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide, Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide, Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively, Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record. Section 2: Scientific Principles. Chapter 6: Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body Chapter 7: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System. Section 3: Physical Dysfunctrions and Disorders and Physical Therapy Chapter 8: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders. Section4: Patient Preparation. Chapter 9: Safety in the Working Environment. Chapter 10: Preparation for Patient Care. Chapter 11: Turning and Positioning the Patient. Section 5: Physical Therapy Modalities. Chapter 12: Transferring the Patient. Chapter 13: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training Chapter 14: Therapeutic Exercises. Chapter 15: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities. Chapter 16: Specialized Clinical Procedures. Appendices: Appendix A: The Human Skeleton Appendix B: Major Muscles of the Body. Appendix C: Procedure Evaluations. Appendix D: Practice Evaluation Test. Glossary. Index.