It shows you the steps and unknown tips needed to put you in the best position to ultimately get into the very competitive U.S. physical therapy and occupational therapy schools.
The author has been asked by innumerable potential applicants regarding the steps to gain acceptance into P.T. school and finally decided to write a book about it. He has 18 years of experience, and has participated as a P.T. applicant interviewer for many years. He has interviewed the Chairs of P.T. and O.T. departments for their insight on the subject, and outlined what steps are needed to get into P.T. or O.T. school. He has studied the traits of those who are successful and those who do not make the cut.
This book is for those of you who would like to learn the steps needed to be a competitive applicant in an ultra competitive field.
Chapters include: Personality Traits, Preparation, Schools, Academics, Volunteering/Employment, Civic duties, Recommendation letters, and The interview.
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Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it.
Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions.
A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care.
Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance.New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population.
Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice.
Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text.
Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place.
Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.
New in the authoritative Case Files series, Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics gives you case studies that illustrate critical concepts you need to build and enhance your skills in orthopaedic physical therapy. Each case includes a discussion of the health condition, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, plan of care and interventions, evidence-based practice recommendations, and references. NPTE-style review questions accompanying each case reinforce your learning. With Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics, everything you need to succeed in the clinic and on the NPTE is right here in your hands.34 orthopaedic cases with National Physical Therapy Examination-style review questions help you learn best practices in the context of patient care Enhance your practice with evidence-based cases written by leading clinicians, researchers, and academics Includes evidence-based ratings for treatment plans Perfect for coursework use and NPTE preparation
provides comprehensive training for hands-on therapists of all disciplines and
at all levels to expand their practice. From technique descriptions and their
applications to client interactions and the preservation of practitioner
strength and functionality, this guide teaches therapists every crucial aspect
of employing myofascial release to its fullest benefit.
Special Focus boxes and clinical examples throughout the text bridge classroom content with real-world application to help you succeed in practice.
Logically organized content establishes an understanding of fundamental concepts before moving on to more complex material to make learning easier.
Chapter outlines provide a framework for learning and enable you to reference specific topics at a glance. UNIQUE! A companion Evolve Resources website reinforces your understanding through kinesiology video clips and answers to study questions.UNIQUE! More than 500 high-quality, full-color illustrations clarify musculoskeletal anatomy and reinforce anatomic concepts. Study questions in each chapter test your comprehension and strengthen your critical-thinking capabilities.
Prepared by an author of international renown, Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine 5e provides clear anatomical descriptions of the individual components of the lumbar region, as well as the intact spine, accompanied by a full colour artwork programme. Detailed anatomical descriptions are followed by an explanation of the basic principles of biomechanics and spinal movement together with a comprehensive overview of embryology and the influence of age-related change in the lumbar region. The problem of low back pain and instability are also fully explored while an expanded section on medical imaging completes the volume.
Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine 5e offers practical, validated and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field of low back pain and will be ideal for students and practitioners of chiropractic, osteopathic medicine and osteopathy, physiotherapy, physical therapy, pain medicine and physiatry worldwide.Presents a clear and accessible overview of the basic science relating to the structure and function of the lumbar spine
Written by an internationally renowned expert in the fields of both clinical anatomy and back pain
Describes the structure of the individual components of the lumbar spine, as well as the intact spine
Goes beyond the scope of most anatomy books by endeavouring to explain why the vertebrae and their components are constructed the way they are
Provides an introduction to biomechanics and spinal movement with special emphasis on the role of the lumbar musculature
Explores both embryology and the process of aging in the context of spinal structure and function
Explores mechanical back pain within the context of the structural and biomechanical principles developed earlier in the volume
Extensive reference list allows readers seeking to undertake research projects on some aspect of the lumbar spine with a suitable starting point in their search through the literature
Perfect for use both as an initial resource in undergraduate training in physiotherapy and physical medicine or as essential reading for postgraduate studiesGreatly expanded section on medical imaging
Increased elaboration of the regional anatomy of the lumbar spine
Includes chapter on reconstructive anatomy, which provides an algorithm showing how to put the lumbar spine back together
Presents an ethos of ‘anatomy by expectation’ - to show readers what to expect on an image, rather than being required to identify what is seen
Chapter 6: Techniques of Pediatric Muscle Testing covers the different techniques for manual infant muscle testing that help determine prognosis and treatment.
Consistent chapter layout and organization by joint and muscle system allow you to quickly and easily locate the information you need.
Instructions for performing hand-held dynamometry of major trunk and extremity muscles are clear and concise to ease your comprehension.
Chapter on functional muscle testing demonstrates positioning, examiner instructions, and expected response for patients of all ages.
Detailed neurologic exam instructions with photos help you perform accurate screening and interpret exam results.
Coverage of techniques such as gravity-resisted testing and gravity-eliminated testing clearly shows you how to perform alternative methods of manual muscle testing.
Hundreds of photos and illustrations demonstrate various techniques and landmarks to give you a clear understanding of positioning, stabilization, and common substitutions.
Clinical notes highlight useful information about particular symptoms or conditions that you may encounter in practice.
Case vignettes challenge you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations and think creatively about clinical problems.
Overview of normal gait cycle serves as a resource for identifying gait deviations and associated muscle weaknesses.
Evaluation of current research methods addresses the validity, reliability, and limitations of muscle testing techniques.
Companion Evolve website contains additional, up-to-date information on this topic, such as pediatric data on the hand-held dynamometer.
Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment focuses on the development of technical and clinical reasoning skills involved in differential diagnosis of joint, nerve and muscle tissues. It is designed for physiotherapy/manual therapy students and their teachers but is also ideal for those in the first years of their practice as an educational support for patient care.Provides a logical approach to patient examination to enhance clinical reasoningPresents key concepts of leading therapists and researchers in the field of manual therapyEmphasizes a patient-centred approachTemplated step-by-step sequence of illustrations and text creates an accessible tool for use in teaching and practiceNew 2-colour drawings and photographs visually demonstrate techniques
The new edition is a highly illustrated, step-by-step guide to 41 manipulation techniques commonly used in clinical practice. The book also provides the related theory essential for safe and effective use of manipulation techniques.Provides a comprehensive review of spinal kinematics and spinal positioning and locking.
The only osteopathic text with a specific focus on the acquisition of skills relating to high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques. A companion DVD provides comprehensive video demonstrations.
Provides a comprehensive review of the research evidence supporting the use of HVLA thrust techniques in clinical practice.
Makes clear the risks and emphasises the points to be aware of for safe practice – contains the most current information available relating to safe practice of HVLA thrust techniques.
Up to date, comprehensive and extensively referenced.
All the techniques described are illustrated with photographs within the book and supported by demonstration video clips on the accompanying companion DVD.
Includes a troubleshooting Part on how to deal with difficulties in the application of HVLA thrust techniques.
Includes video introduction to cervical and lumbar HVLA thrust techniques, kinematics and spinal positioning that also includes unique fluoroscopy of coupled movement in different spinal postures.
Confidently perform more than 165 special tests common in musculoskeletal assessment with detailed step-by-step instructions.
Review movement examinations and specific test details with narrated video demonstrations.
Access up-to-date, evidence-based information at a glance with a convenient atlas format. Enhance your understanding of movement examinations and common special tests with more than 475 full-color clinical photographs and illustrations.
Prof. Carla Stecco – orthopaedic surgeon and professor of anatomy and sport activities – brings together the research of a multi-specialist team of researchers and clinicians consisting of anatomists, biomechanical engineers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and plastic surgeons. In this Atlas Prof. Stecco presents for the first time a global view of fasciae and the actual connections that describe the myofascial kinetic chains. These descriptions help to explain how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input. Prof. Stecco also highlights the continuity of the fascial planes, explaining the function of the fasciae and their connection between muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This understanding will help guide the practitioner in selecting the proper technique for a specific fascial problem with a view to enhancing manual therapy methods.
Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial Systemopens with the first chapter classifying connective tissue and explaining its composition in terms of percentages of fibres, cells and extracellular matrix. The second chapter goes on to describe the general characteristics of the superficial fascia from a macroscopic and microscopic point of view; while the third analyzes the deep fascia in the same manner. The subsequent five chapters describe the fasciae from a topographical perspective. In this part of the Atlas, common anatomical terminology is used throughout to refer to the various fasciae but it also stresses the continuity of fasciae between the different bodily regions. Over 300 unique photographs which show fascia on fresh (not embalmed) cadavers Demonstrates the composition, form and function of the fascial system Highlights the role of the deep fascia for proprioception and peripheral motor coordination Companion website – www.atlasfascial.com – with videos showing how fascia connects with ligaments
It can help you recover from the four most common and debilitating running- related knee injuries: Patellofemoral Pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patellar Tendinosis and Quadriceps Tendinosis.
What's in the book?
1. Learn Why Your Knees Hurt When You Run.
2. Learn The Anatomy and Biomechanics of Running Injuries
3. Learn Why Inflammation Is NOT Your Enemy.
4. Learn Why It's Not Knee Tendonitis.
5. Learn The Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Designing Your Knee Exercise Program.
6. Learn How To Self-Treat Patellofemoral Pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Repetitive Strain Injury.
7. Learn How To Build Stronger Healthier Knees.
8. Learn How To Injury-Proof Your Body And Recover Faster.
9. Learn Acupressure Massage, Detox Solutions And Herbal
10. Dietary Supplements For Better Health And Fitness.
Enhance your learning and understandingwith "Clinical Focus" boxes presenting hundreds of illustrated clinical correlations that bridge anatomy to pathophysiology, and Features and Characteristics boxes that explain the relation between structure and function.
Get a quick overview of the MSK system.Muscle/Ligament/Joint Tables summarize attachment points, actions, and other key information related to each structure. Understand the clinical relevance of anatomy. Nearly 600 beautifully colored illustrations which provide essential depictions of anatomy, embryology, and pathology to help you understand their clinical relevance.
Challenge your knowledge.Both USMLE-style review questions at the end of each chapter and short answer questions online help you gauge your mastery of the material and assess areas in need of further study.
This book, which is written as a reader-friendly guide, is intended for clinical trainees, non-insomnia sleep specialists, and for expert CBT clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field who wish to begin the process of learning to provide empirically validated CBT-I.
The Book is organized into seven parts: definition of insomnia; review of the conceptual; framework for treatment; overview of the components of therapy; session-by-session guide; dialogues; assessment and eligibility for CBT-I; and sample documentation. The organizing principles for the guide can best be expressed as two seemingly simple questions:
“Who is appropriate for CBT-I?”
“What does one need to know to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine service?”
The guide provides all that one needs to confidently answer these questions.