Description : Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy has been revised and updated into a second edition to include the latest information in the field of physical therapy. This reference book, designed specifically for the physical therapy student and practitioner, provides many terms, concepts, and conditions essential to the field. This second edition provides quick access to over 3,000 words and their definitions that are encountered on a day-to-day basis. There are 39 appendices included in this user-friendly, handy reference where you can find materials such as selected APTA documents and World Wide Web resources. Inside you will also find lists of standardized acronyms and abbreviations for words, medical roots from which many words are derived, commonly used acronyms for evaluative tests and measures, and guidelines for documentation. Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy, Second Edition is the perfect, pocket size companion for school, clinical affiliations, preparation for the licensure exam, and physical therapy practice.
Description : "This edition provides quick access to over 3400 words and their definitions that are encountered on a day-to-day basis (400 more than the previous edition). There are also 41 appendices in this user-friendly, pocket-sized reference where you can find information such as lists of general acronyms and abbreviations for words commonly used in physical therapy/rehabilitation; commonly used acronyms for evaluative tests and measures; and definitions of impairment, disability, and handicap as established and accepted by the World Health Organization."--Publisher.
Description : "Ed Denning includes an appendix on the muscles of the body that provides extensive basic information such as the name, origin, insertion, action, nerve, and artery for more than 130 muscles. Illustrations further enhance this appendix, as well as the appendix on the bones of the body."--BOOK JACKET.
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 : Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review is an essential resource for individuals preparing to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE). This exam review guide and accompanying CD-ROM has been developed based upon the latest content outline and format of the NPTAE to maximize test readiness. Focusing on test items related specifically to licensure, the guide covers a broad array of content, in detail, through a diverse set of sample test questions. The review begins with a chapter on how to prepare for the NPTAE and follows with the content specific chapters which enable students to focus on the subject areas where they need improvement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Master the role and the skills of the physical therapist assistant! Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 4th Edition helps you apply the principles of orthopedic science to physical therapy interventions. First you will learn how to assess flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, and then you’ll become a more valuable PTA by learning the essentials of tissue healing, gait and manual therapy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and the management of orthopedic patients by region and condition. This edition includes a new full-color design and illustrations, and broadens its scope with new chapters on topics such as musculoskeletal imaging and women’s issues related to physical rehabilitation. Written by clinician and educator Robert Manske, along with a team of expert contributors, this text is your complete guide to success in physical therapist assisting! Comprehensive coverage addresses not only core concepts related to orthopedic care, but also includes biomechanics, pharmacology, in-depth reviews of the types of tissue healing, and the PTA's role in physical assessment and interventions. Over 600 illustrations and 75 summary tables reinforce orthopedic concepts and procedures. A focus on critical thinking and application prepares you for the treatment room and for the clinical practicum portions of the curriculum. Review questions at the end of each chapter prepare you for the kind of critical thinking you will be required to do in practice. Key terms and learning objectives begin each chapter, serving as checkpoints for understanding and helping you study effectively for examinations. Glossaries in each chapter make it easy to find definitions of key terminology. Useful appendices provide a quick reference to information such as commonly used medications, fracture eponyms, and reference ranges for lab tests. NEW Differential Diagnosis and Emergent Conditions chapter shows how similar symptoms can mask potentially dangerous pathologies and conditions, and may require re-evaluation by the supervising therapist. NEW Musculoskeletal Imaging chapter explains in basic terms the various types of musculoskeletal imaging used when examining musculoskeletal injuries. NEW Orthopedic Management Concepts Specific to Women chapter covers the issues, pathology, and progression of women’s health issues as they relate to physical rehabilitation. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations add clarity to anatomy and procedural drawings and make it easier to learn important concepts. NEW! Important Concepts highlight useful tips and tricks of patient practice. NEW student resources on the Evolve companion website include critical thinking applications, weblinks to related sites, and references with links to Medline® abstracts.
Description : Addresses the information needed to understand the neuroscience of clinical rehabilitation. This book describes basic neuroanatomical structures and functions, neuropathology underlying specific clinical conditions, and theories supporting clinical treatment.
Description : The Quick Reference Dictionary for Orthopedics by Dr. Antonia Chen is a portable, all-in-one, orthopedic resource for anyone who works with orthopedic patients. This pocket-size book focuses on commonly used orthopedic terms and definitions, with over 2,200 defined words -- including anatomic terms and medical root terminology. Quick Reference Dictionary for Orthopedics also includes 25 in-depth appendices on a variety of orthopedic related topics such as imaging modalities, medication references for analgesia, antibiotics, and anticoagulation. Additionally, orthopedic eponyms, acronyms, and abbreviations are defined and described in detail. The anatomy of muscles, bones, and nerves, and vessels are described in detail, as well as the aspiration and injection of common joints. Quick Reference Dictionary for Orthopedics also covers common fracture classifications along with the appropriate splinting, bracing, or casting technique. Quick Reference Dictionary for Orthopedics provides an important, at your fingertips guide for anyone who works with orthopedic patients, including orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows, medical students, physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and nurse practitioners.
Description : Complete and accurate documentation is one of the most essential skills for a physical therapist to develop and use effectively. Necessary for both new and experienced practitioners, Physical Therapy Documentation: From Examination to Outcome will teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z. Physical Therapy Documentation covers all of the fundamentals for prospective physical therapists preparing to work in the clinic or clinicians looking to refine and update their skills. Dr. Mia Erickson along with Rebecca McKnight and Dr. Ralph Utzman discuss documentation issues while providing a framework for the actual documentation format. In addition, Physical Therapy Documentation draws comparisons between the familiar, traditional documentation formats and contemporary models to provide a foundation for clinicians and students to use when documenting in any practice setting. Practice exercises and case studies are provided throughout the text demonstrating note-writing across the continuum of care. This text will allow the student or clinician to produce quality documentation consistent with current standards of practice. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice is referenced throughout the text as the model for patient/client management. What's Inside: • Disablement models • Reasons for documentation • Documentation formats • Documentation and patient-client management • Discussion of reimbursement issues • Discussion of legal issues • Practical tips for note writing Throughout Physical Therapy Documentation, The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) language is used. The text is also correlated with the Nagi Model, which is well-known to most physical therapists, to help provide a bridge from the older model to the contemporary model. Physical Therapy Documentation provides physical therapy students, educators, and clinicians with a valuable reference tool for documentation within contemporary physical therapy practice.
Description : This text takes the global approach to the profession of physical therapy, focusing, not only on practice specialities, but also settings, populations served, and issues, including specialization, relations with complementary health professionals, and education issues. In addition, it covers salient legal ethical and management issues. Lastly the book examines comparative physiotherapy, highlighting select international models of practice.