Neuroscience

Neuroscience
Author: Laurie Lundy-Ekman
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 9780323478410
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Boost your skills in planning and managing physical rehabilitation! Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 5th Edition provides a practical guide to the nervous system and how it affects the practice of physical and occupational therapy. Case studies and first-person stories from people with neurologic disorders make it easier to apply your knowledge to the clinical setting. New to this edition are new chapters on neuroanatomy imaging and neurologic examination techniques. Written by noted PT educator Laurie Lundy-Ekman, this book uses evidence-based research to help you understand neurologic disorders and treat clients who have physical limitations due to nervous system damage or disease. Logical, systems approach to neuroscience makes it easier to master complex information and provides a framework for conducting a neurologic examination and evaluation. A clinical perspective of neuroscience is provided through case studies, personal stories written by patients, and summaries of key features of neurologic disorders and the body systems they affect. Five sections - Overview of Neurology, Neuroscience at the Cellular Level, Development of the Nervous System, Vertical Systems, and Regions - first show how neural cells operate, and then allow you to apply your knowledge of neuroscience. Emphasis on topics critical to physical rehabilitation includes coverage of abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, control of movement, and differential diagnosis of dizziness. Hundreds of color-coded illustrations show body structures and functions across systems. Clinical Notes case studies demonstrate how neuroscience knowledge may be applied to clinical situations. Pathology boxes provide a quick summary of the features of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in rehabilitation practice. New! Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomy Atlas chapter includes MRI and CT images. NEW! Neurologic Disorders and the Neurologic Examination chapter provides detailed descriptions and photographs of techniques. NEW! Diagnostic Clinical Reasoning boxes help you develop the ability to recognize patterns of signs and symptoms associated with specific diagnoses. NEW! Updated content reflects the most current research findings. NEW! Reader-friendly approach converts long, technical chapters into smaller, more accessible chapters. NEW! Reorganized chapters progress from the cellular view to the systems view to the regional view.

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Author: Darcy Umphred,Connie Carlson
Publsiher: SLACK Incorporated
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781556426452
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant Book Excerpt:

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.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy
Author: Suzanne "Tink" Martin,Suzanne Tink Martin,Mary Kessler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2015-06-24
ISBN: 1455740209
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy Book Excerpt:

Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Editionhelps 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.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy E Book

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy  E Book
Author: Suzanne Tink Martin,Mary Kessler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 0323291384
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy E Book Book Excerpt:

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.

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy E Book

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy   E Book
Author: Heidi McHugh Pendleton,Winifred Schultz-Krohn
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN: 032333928X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy E Book Book Excerpt:

Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 8th Edition prepares you for occupational therapy practice with adults who have physical disabilities. This cornerstone text provides a foundation for the development of clinical reasoning skills in a comprehensive, case-based learning approach to physical dysfunction. New full color photos and helpful pedagogy, including threaded case studies, OT Practice Notes, ethical considerations, and end-of-chapter review questions, reinforce learning, enhance retention, and prompt you to apply principles in a clinical setting. UNIQUE! Threaded case studies, woven throughout each chapter, help you apply concepts to real-life clinical practice. UNIQUE! Ethical Considerations boxes highlight the key ethical concerns of treatment options so you can practice ethically. UNIQUE! OT Practice Notes convey important considerations for professional practice. Focuses on the occupational therapist’s role in health and wellness, which the OTA has identified as a key practice area in the 21st century. Information on prevention, rather than simply intervention or treatment, shows how OTs can take a proactive role in patient care. Evidence-based content included throughout, especially in regards to evaluation and intervention. Content on occupational therapy’s commitment to considering cultural and ethnic diversity in every chapter. Key terms, chapter outlines, chapter objectives lay out the information you can expect to learn from each chapter.

Mastering Neuroscience E Book

Mastering Neuroscience   E Book
Author: Roseann Cianciulli Schaaf,Audrey Lynne Zapletal
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN: 1437722393
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Neuroscience E Book Book Excerpt:

Enhance your knowledge of neuroscience as it relates to rehabilitation with the first neuroscience laboratory guide designed just for rehabilitation students! This unique manual helps you easily identify the structures of the nervous system and gain a better understanding of the mechanism of the sensory and motor pathways and how they contribute to movement. Fourteen hands-on labs cover the internal and external structures of the CNS, as well as the ventricular system, cranial nerves, the meninges, blood supply, the muscle spindle and GTO, sensory and motor pathways, and the vestibular and visual systems. Numerous case studies illustrate spinal cord injury, brainstem, cranial nerves, and/or cerebrum dysfunction, helping you improve your clinical reasoning skills. Helps you develop your critical thinking skills in a hands-on lab environment. These skills, along with a solid understanding of the nervous system, are the bases for understanding movement, behavior, and occupational performance – all essential for rehabilitation professionals! Includes case studies that help you build clinical reasoning skills and bridge the gap between theory and practice. Student-focused approach allows you to choose from a list of neurological diagnoses and present the pathology as it would manifest in a typical patient – an effective method to help you retain what you’ve learned. A focus on clinical applications clearly demonstrates how a knowledge of neuroscience is important in day-to-day rehabilitation practice. Key anatomy exercises are presented with helpful illustrations so that you can better identify anatomical structures. Step-by-step directions help you find gross and specific structures of brain anatomy, pathways, and more. Can be used to supplement any major neuroscience textbook, enhancing your ability to make quantitative and qualitative observations in clinical practice.

Saunders Q A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination E Book

Saunders  Q   A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination E Book
Author: Brad Fortinberry,SAUNDERS
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-04-23
ISBN: 145572775X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saunders Q A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination E Book Book Excerpt:

With over 1,200 multiple choice review questions written to parallel the content and format of the National Physical Therapy Board Examination (NPTE), Saunders’ Q&A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination provides more NPTE practice than any other review resource available. Strengthen your understanding of core principles across the full spectrum of physical therapy practice with comprehensive exam practice from specialty experts. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. More than 1,200 multiple-choice questions test your understanding of key content across a variety of practice environments, including schools, hospitals, and communities. Organized by topic, it parallels the content and proportional question breakdown of the board examination to familiarize you with the testing format. Correct answers, detailed rationales, and specific references help you get more out of your study time.

Mosby s Field Guide to Physical Therapy

Mosby s Field Guide to Physical Therapy
Author: Mosby
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0323063861
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Field Guide to Physical Therapy Book Excerpt:

Ideal for clinical settings, this unique, handheld reference provides the most vital details of assessment diagnosis and treatment in a portable, lay-flat format. The convenient organization with color-coded sections and information broken down into charts, tables, and lists makes it easy to find information quickly. With content compiled, created and reviewed by experts in PT practice and education, you'll have all of the information you depend on for academic and clinical success in one convenient reference! Coverage of preferred practice pattern key areas - including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and integumentary - prepare you for situations you'll encounter in practice. Charts, tables, lists, and figures offer easy access to critical information, perfect for fast access in the field. Content on adult, pediatric and geriatric populations prepare you to provide the best care for each patient. Drug monographs include essential information on drugs that may affect physical therapy intervention. Tools for Practice section features important tools for clinical use including content on vital signs, lab values, common ICD-9 codes, American Sign Language, Spanish terminology, and drug monographs. A vibrant, full-color, user-friendly design with over 130 illustrations and color-coded sections makes it easy to find and understand information. Convenient, take-along format lays flat for easy reference in the busy clinical setting.

Mosby s Q A Review for the Occupational Therapy Board Examination E Book

Mosby s Q   A Review for the Occupational Therapy Board Examination   E Book
Author: Patricia Bowyer,Dorothy P. Bethea
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-03-27
ISBN: 0323062229
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Q A Review for the Occupational Therapy Board Examination E Book Book Excerpt:

Questions focus on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) as well as the results from the practice analysis completed by NBCOT. Questions cross the spectrum of occupational therapy process - evaluation, intervention planning, intervention, service management, and outcomes of a variety of populations including pediatric, mental health, and adult physical and neurological conditions. Practice environments such as the community, school-based and hospital based care are covered throughout. Specific references for every question and a comprehensive list of resources are provided at the end of the book for further study. Rationales for answer options are provided to explain why the correct answer is right and the other choices are wrong. Provides information on the format of the NBCOT exam and tips for studying and answering test questions.

Fundamentals of Hand Therapy

Fundamentals of Hand Therapy
Author: Cynthia Cooper (CHT.)
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0323033865
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Hand Therapy Book Excerpt:

Emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process and addressing how to decide what to evaluate. Covers a broad array of common diagnoses seen in hand therapy, including shoulder and elbow disorders, peripheral nerve problems, wrist and hand fractures, tendonitis and tendonosis, finger sprains and deformities, tendon injuries, arthritis, burns, infections, ganglion cysts, stiffness, Dupuytrens, -

Spinal Cord Injuries E Book

Spinal Cord Injuries   E Book
Author: Sue Ann Sisto,Erica Druin,Martha Macht Sliwinski
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2008-01-31
ISBN: 0323063020
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spinal Cord Injuries E Book Book Excerpt:

From a hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries. Comprehensive coverage includes costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients. In addition to physical therapy interventions and family education components, this resource includes content on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury. Case Studies with clinical application thinking exercises help you apply knowledge from the book to real life situations. Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment based on the most current research. Tables and boxes throughout each chapter organize and summarize important information for quick reference. Clinical Note boxes provide at-a-glance access to helpful tips. Over 500 clinical photos, line drawings, radiographs, and more bring important concepts to life. Highly respected experts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, editors Sue Ann Sisto, Erica Druin, and Martha Sliwinski, provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of practice for spinal cord injury. Companion DVD includes video clips of the techniques described throughout the book that demonstrate how to apply key concepts to practice.

Saunders Q a Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination

Saunders Q a Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination
Author: Brad Fortinberry
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-11-15
ISBN: 1455728942
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saunders Q a Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination Book Excerpt:

With more than 1,000 study and review questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination provides the practice you need to succeed on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for Physical Therapist Assistants. Questions simulate the format of the NPTE, in terms of content and the proportional breakdown of topics, and include rationales along with page references to physical therapy textbooks. Written by physical therapy specialist Brad Fortinberry, this book also includes a companion website offering unlimited test-taking practice plus instant feedback. 1,385 multiple-choice questions reflect the format, content, and proportional question breakdown of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) as well as the terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Review and study features address the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant, focusing on the clinical application of knowledge, concepts, and principles necessary in providing safe and effective patient care consistent with best practice, and include system-specific questions on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, integumentary, and other systems. Practice tests mimic the NPTE, helping you prepare for the NPTE with confidence. Electronic test-taking option enables students to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests, and receive instant feedback for answers. Rationales for correct answers include textbook references to help in preparing for the certification exam. Timed format for sample tests simulates the actual examination experience and strengthens your prioritization and time-management skills. Content experts provide knowledge and insight across every specialty area covered on the exam, for a reliable, well-rounded review.

Brunnstrom s Clinical Kinesiology

Brunnstrom s Clinical Kinesiology
Author: Peggy A Houglum,Dolores B Bertoti
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2011-12-07
ISBN: 080362641X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brunnstrom s Clinical Kinesiology Book Excerpt:

Now celebrating its 50 years in print, this text has held onto the foundation of its great success, while also being re-invented for today’s audience. The focus of this text remains the practical instruction of functional anatomy in order to quickly, and convincingly, guide readers to its use in professional performance. This text is filled with modern applications that will show your students the relevance of foundational material to their future careers.

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist E Book

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist   E Book
Author: Wanda Webb,Richard K. Adler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 0323394280
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist E Book Book Excerpt:

The concise, easy-to-understand Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, 6th Edition provides students and clinicians with a practical guide for the study and understanding of neurology in speech-language pathology (SLP). Correlated with clinical syndromes and diseases seen in SLP, it gives you a solid understanding of the nervous system, including: development of the nervous system, organization of the brain, protective mechanisms, descending motor and ascending sensory pathways, and cranial nerves. New content, case studies, and a strong clinical focus make this new edition essential as you move into practice. Case studies and clinical applications in clinically oriented chapters provide you with realistic clinical applications. Presents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand manner. Clinical emphasis throughout makes this text valuable as you move into clinical practice — and prepare for the Praxis exam. Evolve companion website has vocabulary flashcards and study questions with answers so students can assess their knowledge. Key terms in each chapter and an end-of-text glossary give you easy access to accurate, concise definitions. NEW! Separate section on pediatric speech and language disorders, including a chapter on the developing brain. EXPANDED! Updated sections on neurodiagnostic and neuroimaging procedures, as well as childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, Autism, and TBI. NEW! Updated discussion of the anatomy and function of the cerebellum gives you the most current information. UPDATED! Covers the latest neuroimaging research on anatomy, physiology, and disorders of speech-language. EXPANDED! Discusses the brain connectivity and the neural network underlying learning and language. EXPANDED! Addresses motor control for speech production so you stay in the know.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise
Author: Michael Higgins
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 0803625219
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Exercise Book Excerpt:

Here’s the text that builds a strong foundation in the science of sports medicine, and teaches you to apply that knowledge to the planning, development, and implementation of therapeutic exercise programs for specific dysfunctions for all joints of the body. You’ll begin with an introduction to the science behind rehabilitation and the application of specific techniques. Then, for each joint, guided decision-making, chapter-specific case studies, lab activities and skill performance help you meet all of the competencies for therapeutic exercise required by the NATA.

Neuromuscular Essentials

Neuromuscular Essentials
Author: Marilyn Moffat,Joanell A. Bohmert,Janice B. Hulme
Publsiher: SLACK Incorporated
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781556426698
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuromuscular Essentials Book Excerpt:

Intended for physical therapy students & clinicians, this title addresses the physical therapist examination, including history, systems review, & specific tests & measures for various cases, as well as evaluation, diagnosis, & evidence-based interventions.

Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children

Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children
Author: Susan K Effgen,Alyssa Fiss
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2021-01-03
ISBN: 1719645795
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children Book Excerpt:

Ensure children with disabilities and special healthcare needs achieve their full potential. Noted authorities Susan Effgen, Allyssa LaForme Fiss and a team of scholars and clinical experts explore the role of the physical therapist in meeting the needs of children and their families in a culturally appropriate content using a family-centered, abilities-based model. From the major body systems to assistive technology and intervention support, you’ll develop the clinical knowledge you need to provide a child with the very best care from initial examination to graduation from your services.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy
Author: Suzanne C. Martin,Mary Kessler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0721604277
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy Book Excerpt:

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.

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists E Book

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists E Book
Author: Jaime C. Paz,Michele P. West
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-10-12
ISBN: 0323639267
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists E Book Book Excerpt:

Get all the essential information you need to effectively treat and manage patients in a complex acute care setting with Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition. This easy-to-follow guide is the perfect resource to help any rehabilitation professional better understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical "lingo," and the many aspects of patient care in the hospital setting — from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. And with extensively updated content reflecting the latest evidence-based information, this new fifth edition contains everything you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced acute care environment. Evidenced-based information is woven throughout the guide to ensure you are equipped with the proven knowledge needed to manage the acuity of patients in the hospital environment. Up-to-date content on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods that is relevant to patients in the acute care environment helps you gain insight on how these aspects are affected by the acute care setting. Easy-to-read algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information and makes finding and understanding information easier. NEW! Revised content throughout the text reflects the latest information on the complex and fast-paced acute care setting. NEW! Expanded chapters on outcome measures, mechanical circulatory support, and chest pain. NEW! Redesigned airway clearance chapter. NEW! Reformatted nervous system chapter to enhance clinical integration of content. NEW! Enhanced access to information on lines and tubes.

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders
Author: Richard D. Andreatta
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 1635502705
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders Book Excerpt:

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders is a comprehensive textbook designed for undergraduate neural bases or graduate neuroscience courses in communication sciences and disorders programs (CSD). Written with a fresh user-friendly conversational style and complemented by more than 350 visually rich and beautifully drawn full-color illustrations, this book emphasizes brain and behavior relationships while also ensuring coverage of essential neuroanatomy in an integrative fashion. With a comprehensive background in neuroscience fundamentals, students will be able to better understand and apply brain-behavior relationships to make appropriate clinical assessments and treatment decisions. Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to provide CSD students with a broad overview of the principles, processes, and structures underlying the workings of the human nervous system. Extending well beyond traditional neuroanatomy-based textbooks, this publication is designed to satisfy three major goals: Provide neuroanatomical and neurophysiological detail that meets the real-world needs of the contemporary CSD student, as they move forward toward clinical practice, and into the future where advancements in the field of health and brain sciences are accelerating and contributing more and more to rehabilitation.Provide clear, understandable explanations and intuitive material that explains how and why neuroanatomical systems, processes, and mechanisms of the nervous system operate as they do during human behavior.Provide a depth and scope of material that will allow students to read, better understand, and appreciate a wide range of evidence-based literature related to behavior, cognition, emotion, language, and sensory perception--areas that directly impact treatment decisions. Key Features: An emphasis on fundamental information on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and functional processes using an analogy-driven and relaxed conversational writing style.More than 350 new and beautifully illustrated full-color neuroanatomical and neurophysiological figures that work to bring the written material to life.Content is divided into four major sections that build upon each other to foster a comprehensive understanding of the nervous system from the cellular to systems.Three summary chapters on the neural bases of speech, language, and hearing that help integrate the basic information from earlier chapters with content specific to CSD.Each chapter begins with an introduction and learning objectives and ends with a top ten summary list of key take-home concepts and study review questions.Bolded key terms throughout with a comprehensive glossary of definitions.Clinical Importance boxes highlight clinically relevant disorders and syndromes that compliment topic coverage.Further Interest boxes highlight interesting and exciting facts about the nervous system's structure, physiology, and functionality.Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.