Description : A unique blueprint to a successful physical therapy practice from renowned experts In the last 100 years, the profession of physical therapy has grown from a little-known band of "reconstruction aides" to a large and expanding worldwide group of dedicated professionals at the cutting edge of health care diagnostics, interventions, research, ethics, and altruistic community service. Foundations: An Introduction to the Profession of Physical Therapy by distinguished physical therapist and educator Stephen Carp reflects nearly 40 years of expertise in this evolving field. The book covers the "the background music" of physical therapy – important issues aspiring physical therapists and physical therapist assistants need to master prior to starting clinical practice. Sixteen chapters present a broad spectrum of content, covering core behavioral, clinical, and professional concerns encountered in practice. Experts provide firsthand guidance on reimbursement, working as a healthcare team, documentation, ethical issues and community service, clinical research and education, an overview of the APTA, career development, and more. Key Highlights From the history of the profession to cultural, spiritual and legal aspects of practice, this unique resource provides insights not found in traditional physical therapy foundation textbooks About 20 comprehensive vignettes with real-life experiences enhance the text Text boxes with insightful "first-person" narratives highlight chapter content A list of review questions and meticulous references at the end of every chapter enhance learning and encourage further research All PT and PTA students will benefit from the expert wisdom and pearls shared in this essential reference.
Description : "This book was written to help preprofessional students make healthly choices about entering the field of physical therapy, to assist physical therapy students to establish sound habits and realistic expectiations, and to facilitate success for new graduates in the transition from the the academic setting to clinical practice. Clinical and academic faculty may also find these ideas useful in advising students at various stages in the professional education process." (Preface).
Description : "This comprehensive text offers an insightful and thorough overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy, including the latest topics and trends surrounding the industry. the first section walks readers through the key aspects of a career in physical therapy, including: roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, practice settings, APTA, and laws, policies, and regulations. The second section then goes on to cover the practice of physical therapy: detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. -- Features include: *NEW full-color design; *Updated contents; *New photos and illustrations; *Learning aides such as chapter outlines, learning objectives, questions to ask, suggested readings, and review questions."--Publisher's description.
Description : Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants provides a basic overview of the physical therapy profession and of PTs and PTAs as members of the rehabilitation team. It includes physical therapy ethical and legal concepts, cultural competence and cultural diversity, domestic violence issues, laws affecting physical therapy practice, communication, documentation and medical records, teaching, learning, and medical terminology, elements of patient care, and major physical therapy clinical practices. This text is an ideal resource for anyone contemplating a career in physical therapy or already working in the field.
Description : Introduction to Physical Therapy, 4e by Michael Pagliarulo provides a comprehensive description of the profession and practice of physical therapy. NEW! Evolve website with a test bank, PowerPoint presentations, and image collection. The only introductory textbook that includes an overview of the profession and clinical information Chapter on reimbursement introduces the fiscal aspect of health care and reimbursement for physical therapy services. Chapter on communication and cultural competence helps the PT and PTA understand behavior due to cultural differences. EXPANDED! Numerous learning aides, including chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, questions to ask, boxes, tables, summaries and up to date references, suggested readings, and reviewe questions. The lastest information on current trends in health care and the profession of physical therapy keeps the students current on latest issues.
Description : Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a complete overview of the foundations of various neurological medical conditions and presents a wide array of clinical problems that a physical therapist assistant may encounter in the educational or clinical setting. Darcy Umphred and Connie Carlson, along with 11 contributors, offer a thorough explanation of the PT to PTA delegation process that is both unique and comprehensive. Throughout the pages of Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant the PTA is provided with the necessary tools to effectively interact with and treat patients who suffer from neurological medical diagnoses. This text also covers a wide variety of neurological clinical problems that a PTA may encounter. Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant presents specific examples of tests and measures and interventions that a PTA may use when treating patients with CNS damage. Multiple chapters offer one or more case studies that will aid students and practicing PTAs in the analysis of PTA roles and the delegation of specific tasks, as well as why a PT may not choose to delegate a task. Also included is a brief discussion of selected pathologies and their progressions or complications, which gives the PTA a means to identify contraindications or changes in patient behavior that need to be reported. Features: -Interactive website access that provides the answers to the questions and case studies for each chapter. -A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners and those used by the PT. -Detailed descriptions of tests and measures and interventions used by the PTA. -A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection. -A discussion of disablement and enablement models. The volumes of knowledge presented in this unique and detailed text ensures Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant will accompany the PTA throughout their education and into their career.
Description : This comprehensive textbook covering every core topic in PT education includes essentials such as patient care, goniometry, muscle testing and function and musculoskeletal assessment. (Physical Therapy)
Description : Therapeutic Recreation is defined as "the provision of treatment and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions". Aimed at students and professionals in the field, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to the profession, providing theory and practice for the 21st Century.
Description : Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A comprehensive intro to the art,science, and practice of physical therapy With Dutton's Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills, Second Edition, you get complete and well-rounded coverage of the practice of physical therapy (PT). This comprehensive introduction provides the conceptual framework you need to build a solid foundation in PT—including a historical perspective of the profession, an introduction to healthcare policy, and in-depth coverage of evidence-informed practice. The book describes how movement evolves, how it becomes skilled, and how dysfunction can occur; illustrates the necessary skills you need to successfully practice PT; explains how to development areas of expertise,including how to enhance a patient's function in such tasks as bed mobility,transfers, and gait training; and much more. The author emphasizes both patient and clinician safety through the use of correct body mechanics, application of assistive and safety devices, and infection control procedures.
Description : A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.