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Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Edition: 2

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Understand the why behind diseases and disorders and how it affects what you do in everyday practice with Goodman and Fuller's Pathology Essentials for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition. This reader-friendly book serves as both a great learning guide and reference tool as it covers all the pathology-related information that is most relevant to what you, the future or practicing physical therapy assistant, need to know. Each chapter takes a well-organized approach as it defines each pathology disorder; describes the appropriate physical therapy assessments, interventions, guidelines, precautions, and contraindications; and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. This new edition also features new critical thinking questions and clinical scenarios on Evolve which bring the material to life and help you see how the information in the book can be applied to the day-to-day work of a physical therapist assistant.

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Section 1: Introduction 1. Introduction to Concepts of Pathology 2. Problems Affecting Multiple Systems 3. Injury, Inflammation, and Healing   Section 2: Clinical Medicine 4. The Immune System 5. Infectious Disease 6. Oncology 7. The Integumentary System 8. The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems  9. The Cardiovascular System 10. The Hematologic System 11. The Respiratory System 12. The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems   Section 3: Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 13. Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 14. Genetic and Developmental Disorders 15. Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System  16. Musculoskeletal Neoplasms 17. Bone, Joint, and Soft Tissue Diseases and Disorders   Section 4: Pathology of the Nervous System 18. Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders  19. Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System 20. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System  21. Stroke 22. Traumatic Brain Injury 23. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 24. Cerebral Palsy 25. The Peripheral Nervous System   Evolve E-Chapters 1. Behavioral, Social, and Environmental Factors Contributing to Disease and Dysfunction 2. The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on Health Care 3. Environmental and Occupational Medicine 4. The Gastrointestinal System 5. The Renal and Urologic Systems 6. Central Nervous System Neoplasms  7. Epilepsy 8. Headache 9. The Male Genital or Reproductive System 10. The Female Genital or Reproductive System 11. Vestibular Disorders 12. Laboratory Tests and Values

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