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Physical rehabilitation for the physical therapist assistant / Michelle H. Cameron, Linda G. Monroe.

Cameron, Michelle H. (Author). Monroe, Linda G. (Added Author).
Book Book


Location: IAHS STACKS RM700 .C28 2011
Barcode: 30731101224925
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781437708066
  • ISBN: 1437708064
  • Physical Description: xi, 594 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, ©2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Evidence-based practice -- Skeletal demineralization -- posture -- Muscle weakness -- Connective tissue dysfunction -- Localized inflammation -- Spinal disorders -- Fractures -- Joint arthroplasty -- Soft tissue surgery -- Amputations and prostheses -- Balance and fall risk -- Impaired neuromotor development -- Pediatric nonprogressive central nervous system disorders -- Adult nonprogressive central nervous system disorders -- Progressive central nervous system disorders -- Peripheral nerve injuries -- Polyneuropathies -- Nonprogressive spinal cord disorders -- disorders of consciousness: coma, vegetative state and minimally conscious state -- Vital signs -- Deconditioning -- Airway clearance dysfunction -- Congestive heart failure -- Respiratory failure -- Lymphatic system disorders -- Tissue healing and pressure ulcers -- Vascular ulcers -- Neuropathic ulcers -- Burns -- Gait assessment and training -- Assistive devices for mobility: canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs -- Orthotics.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Physical therapy > Textbooks.
Physical therapy assistants > Textbooks.
Physical Therapy Modalities.
Rehabilitation > methods.