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Prepare for practice with the book tailored specifically for physical therapist assistants! Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns. Written by rehabilitation experts Michelle Cameron, MD, PT and Linda Monroe, MPT, in consultation with Susan Schmidt, a practicing PTA, and Carla Gleaton, the director of a PTA education program, this text will be a valuable resource both in the classroom and in professional practice.

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1. Introduction 2. Evidence-based Practice Part One: Musculoskeletal System 3. Skeletal Demineralization 4. Posture 5. Muscle Weakness 6. Connective Tissue Dysfunction 7. Localized Inflammation 8. Spinal Disorders 9. Fractures 10. Joint Arthroplasty 11. Soft Tissue Surgery 12. Amputation and Prostheses Part Two: Neuromuscular System 13. Balance and Fall Risk 14. Impaired Neuromotor Development 15. Pediatric Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders 16. Adult Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders 17. Progressive Central Nervous System Disorders 18. Peripheral Nerve Injuries 19. Polyneuropathies 20. Nonprogressive Spinal Cord Disorders 21. Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State Part Three: Cardiopulmonary System 22. Vital Signs 23. Deconditioning 24. Airway Clearance Dysfunction 25. Congestive Heart Failure 26. Respiratory Failure 27. Lymphatic System Disorders Part Four: Integumentary System 28. Tissue Healing and Pressure Ulcers 29. Vascular Ulcers 30. Neuropathic Ulcers 31. Burns Part Five: Interventions Common to Many Conditions Requiring Rehabilitation 32. Gait Assessment and Training 33. Assistive Devices for Mobility: Canes, Crutches, Walkers, and Wheelchairs 34. Orthotics

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      9781437708066
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      9781437708066
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    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Sep 24, 2010
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  • physiobob
    May 24, 2011, 20:55
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    "Thirty-seven physical therapy academics and practitioners from the U.S. and Canada contribute 34 chapters to a text providing physical therapist assistant students and clinicians with clear, concise recommendations for evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with any physical therapy diagnosis. The book is based on Cameron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon) and Monroe's (John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA) physical therapists' textbook, , with material adapted to address physical therapist assistants' unique needs. Suitable for the generalist as well as the specialist providing care beyond his/her area of expertise, the text contains case studies throughout which demonstrate clinical application of the concepts. Organized by preferred practice patterns, the text covers rehabilitation of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems, and interventions overlapping those systems. Illustrated with full-color and b&w photographs and diagrams."

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