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 : "As the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) expands in the area of intervention approaches for neurological rehabilitation, the Third Edition of Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant offers a timely update to reflect these emerging changes. Inside Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition Dr. Darcy Umphred and Dr. Rolando Lazaro include a more comprehensive explanation and discussion of intervention techniques used in both pediatric and adult patient/client populations. Also included is a more thorough discussion of examination tools and their application because of the growing need for the PTA to identify the progress of the intervention using the tools from the initial examination and to assist in completing the discharge examination. Faculty will welcome the new and expanded instructor's materials for the classroom that include an online video library illustrating selected examination tools and intervention approaches. In this Second Edition, there are several video clips with Dr. Umphred demonstrating several clinical techniques that can enhance PTA practice. Additionally, an expanded study guide that provides case studies and Q&A for each chapter can be found on www.efacultylounge.com Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition now includes a new chapter on documentation to help the PTA develop the skills necessary for clear record keeping as well as ensuring optimal patient care and reimbursement for services provided. Features: A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners, those used by the PT, and those directly related to the PTA Detailed descriptions of interventions, tests, and measures used by the PTA Access to a website that includes an online video library and case studies and questions for each chapter, with new book purchase. A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition is the perfect resource for any physical therapist assistant faculty, student, or clinician interested in the physical therapy management of individuals with various types of neurological conditions"--
Description : ACUTE CARE HANDBOOK FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIESTS was originally developed to provide clinicians with a handy reference for patient care in the hospital setting. It was created primarily for physical therapy students and clinicians unfamiliar with acute care. Because of the position comments and feedback to the first edition, this second edition was written to serve the same purpose with updated information. (Preface p. xiii).
Description : Addressing the new APTA practice patterns in cardiopulmonary physical therapy, this student text is accompanied by a CD-Rom that provides interactive, animated exercises that is designed to reinforce principles and integrate the knowledge across the text.
Description : This comprehensive textbook of cardiopulmonary physical therapy presents balanced and integrated coverage of the cardiac and pulmonary systems, covering anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment.
Description : In this new edition, integrated cardiac and pulmonary coverage provides a cohesive understanding of how the body functions. Each of the eight practice patterns identified in the Cardiovascular/Pulmonary section of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapis Practice is covered in its own separate chapter. Case studies feature real-life situations that focus on functional disabilities and their treatment, and up-to-date pharmacology coverage promotes the safe and effective use of drugs and builds an understanding of drug reactions and contraindications during a client's physical therapy treatment.
Description : This 4.25x7" reference for physical therapy students and practitioners provides definitions of terms and concepts and includes 39 appendices of professional guidelines, contacts for organizations, information on legislation and insurance documentation, normal test measures, and basic anatomy. There are also lists of acronyms, abbreviations, and medical roots, but there is no pronunciation guide. Bottomley is a geriatric rehabilitation program consultant. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : Clinical Applications for Motor Control is a comprehensive text that will help bridge the gap between motor control/motor learning research and practical clinical applications. Written by a variety of physical therapists with a broad range of clinical expertise areas such as neurophysiology, biomechanics, and human motor control, this text is rich in a multitude of topics. The case-study format that is applied throughout the text amplifies the principles of motor control research and demonstrates the transfer of information from research studies to clinical settings. Incorporated throughout Clinical Applications for Motor Control are the concepts and language of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. The text begins with an introductory and historical review of traditional neurophysiologic treatment approaches and new theoretical alternatives. This comprehensive review establishes a foundation for the remaining chapters that address topics such as motor control, learning and development; musculoskeletal considerations; sensory and cognitive systems underlying the production and control of movement; disorders of the control of limb movement; and gait. Five case studies representing common clinical problems are included throughout the text to facilitate clinical problem solving. This innovative style is geared towards the student who has limited clinical experience, while also serving as a useful reference for the practicing clinician.
Description : The neuro rehab text that mirrors how you learn and how you practice! Take an evidence-based approach to the neurorehabilitation of adult and pediatric patients across the lifespan that reflects the APTA’s patient management model and the WHO’s International Classification of Function (ICF). You’ll study examination and interventions from the body structure/function impairments and functional activity limitations commonly encountered in patients with neurologic disorders. Then, understanding the disablement process, you’ll be able to organize the clinical data that leads to therapeutic interventions for specific impairments that can then be applied as appropriate anytime that impairment is detected, regardless of the medical diagnosis.
Description : Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition helps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne 'Tink' Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice. Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments. Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient's performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion - key to the treatment of individuals post stroke. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book. Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly. Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA. NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.