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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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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition for which limited research exists. The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in numerous service members returning home after sustaining TBI, and healthcare providers scrambling to find resources on how to treat them. This toolkit is a comprehensive source of inventories and therapy options for treating service members with mild TBI. All aspects of mild TBI are covered, including vestibular disorders, vision impairment, balance issues, posttraumatic headache, temporomandibular dysfunction, cognition, and fitness, among others. With easy-to-follow treatment options and evaluation instruments, this toolkit is a one-stop resource for clinicians and therapists working with patients with mild TBI.
"Overall, a very clear readable style is adopted throughout, with theory supported by various anecdotal case studies. Excellent use is made of illustrations, and many chapters contain the helpful addition of ‘clinical pearls’ or ‘tips from the field’, which are an attempt to make transparent the links between theory and practice. In conclusion, this is an excellent core text for reference purposes." Reviewed by: British Journal of Occupational Therapy Date: Aug 2014Clinical Pearls and Precautions highlight relevant information learned by the experienced author and contributors that you can apply to clinical practice.Case examples included in the diagnoses chapters in Part Three demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and a humanistic approach in treating the client.Diagnosis-specific information in the final section of the book is well-organized to give you quick access to the information you need.Special features sections such as Questions to Discuss with the Physician, What to Say to Clients, Tips from the Field, and more help readers find their own clinical voices. Online sample exercises give you a pool to pull from during professional practice.NEW! Chapters on yoga and pilates provide guidance into new ways to treat upper extremity problems.NEW! Chapter on wound care gives you a thorough foundation on how wounds impact therapeutic outcomes.NEW! Chapter on orthotics has been added to cover basic splinting patterns. NEW! Online resources help assess your understanding and retention of the material.
This new text describes one approach to occupation-based, client-centered practice. The purpose of this guide is to make occupational adaptation easily understood and applied. This exceptional guide leads the reader through the flow and understanding of this theory. Practical examples help demonstrate how theory can be implemented in practice. It breaks the components of the theory into smaller, more manageable units. Included in the text are cases in which practitioners have used occupational adaptation in various practice settings.
Part I contains a comprehensive discussion of the fields history and theoretical underpinnings, providing students with the perspective they need to evaluate the social, cultural, demographic, economic, and technical forces that have shaped and are continuing to impact health and human services in general, and therapeutic recreation in particular. Part II introduces students to the client populations served by therapeutic recreation specialists and describes specific approaches and activities employed by TR professionals to help clients achieve meaningful improvements in health status, functional capacities, and quality of life.
The authors have retained the practical, student-oriented approach that makes this an ideal text for introductory courses. They address all content areas included in the NCTRC certification exam, are compatible with the American Psychiatric Association on psychological classifications, and incorporate the World Health Organizations international classification of functioning, disability, and health. The latest edition contains updated information on baby boomers, the obesity epidemic, and evidence-based practices; field-based photographs and illustrations; and study questions and exercises designed to engage students.
The Lifestyle Performance Model is a phenomenologically based practice model that addresses occupation for occupation’s sake and as a therapeutic intervention. This exceptional text builds on the authors’ current text, Activities: Reality and Symbol, providing the conceptual rationale and structural format for applying knowledge about activities to well populations, to those in need of OT intervention, and to the operations of organizations and agencies.
Contents of this outstanding text include the underlying constructs of the model, such as personal efficacy, self-dependency, information processes, examples of application in various settings, and projections for the future.
Inside this essential text you will also find that introductory chapters include a brief review of key points as well as illustrative case studies.
Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation is the only text for occupational therapy that provides such a comprehensive explanation of the Lifestyle Performance Model. Through its flawless organization and broad explanation of theory, this text is a must-have for every occupational therapy student and practitioner.
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The book explores the roles of the instructors, physical therapists, volunteers, and the horses, and explains carriage driving, vaulting, and educational interactions with horses. Scott profiles individuals involved in the therapy, including clients whose special needs arose from intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson's disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism. Special Needs, Special Horses is an excellent guide for the families of the many who do--or could--enjoy improved lives from therapeutic riding. It will also appeal to practitioners of therapeutic riding as an overview of their profession.
—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods
In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.
Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses?
Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment.
Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We’ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments.
With this book, you’ll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
Student Resources on Evolve
Video clipsLearning activitiesAdditional case studiesReview questions and answersSelf-quiz questions and answersFabrication procedures from the textForms from the textGrading sheets from the textHow-To videos on the Evolve companion website let you watch the construction of orthotics again and again to increase your proficiency.Review questions and self-quizzes reinforce your comprehension of the material.Case studies in each chapter show how concepts relate to real-life clinical practice.Self-evaluation forms allow you to analyze your strengths and weaknesses related to new orthotic intervention techniques.Laboratory exercises test your clinical reasoning and technical skills.High-quality photos and line drawings illustrate key concepts and techniques.Combined textbook/workbook format makes it easier to develop fundamental skills in the theory, design, and fabrication of orthoses,Spiral binding lets the book lay flat when opened for convenient use while on the job. NEW! Fabrication processes appear in special boxes to allow for quick reference.NEW! Fabrication processes, forms, and grading sheets are included on the Evolve companion website, allowing you to create a personalized study guide.UPDATED content includes new case studies, references, evidence-based research tables, and more on the ‘science’ of orthotic intervention.NEW! Additional learning exercises show how to apply theory to practice.NEW! More integration of patient safety addresses this important aspect of patient care.
Written and edited by practising occupational therapists, thebook acknowledges the variety of techniques that may be used instroke management and the scope of the occupational therapist'srole. Chapters span such key topics as early intervention and thetheoretical underpinnings of stroke care, as well as the managementof motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual deficits. They arewritten in a user-friendly style and presented in a form thatenables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment andtreatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together forgreater clarity.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated in linewith the WHO ICF model, National Clinical Guidelines andOccupational Therapy standards. It is produced on behalf of theCollege of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section -Neurological Practice.
Early chapters provide a foundation for the study of movement,with the complexity of detail increasing as the book progresses.Functional anatomy is related to the movements of daily living andis supported by activities for experiencing and observing the waywe perform everyday tasks. Later chapters consider the integrationof sensory and motor processes for the planning and execution ofmovement.
This fourth edition has been extensively updated and revised.Highly illustrated and now in full colour throughout the book alsoincludes:
• Case histories with self assessment exercises
• Summary boxes
• Key terms
• Practice notepads
Key features:Written by an international expert team of contributors.Each chapter begins with preliminary questions to assist with consideration of current knowledge, and then reflection questions at the conclusion to allow revision of key content in order to support independent learning.Highly practical, with a range of case studies, key point summaries, reflective questions, best practice guidelines, and a range of tools, interventions and techniques to aid applications to practice.A new appendix outlining all the assessments referred to in the book has now been included.
Occupation-Centred Practice with Children is a practical, theoretically grounded and evidence based guide to contemporary occupational therapy practice, and is important reading for all occupational therapy students and therapists wishing to make a real difference to children and their families’ lives.
Key FeaturesWritten by an expert author team, drawing on a wide range of evidence, service contexts, national policy and legislation.Focus on person-centred practice in mental health services.Each chapter also contains a variety of learning features, including task boxes, reflective questions and further readings, to aid understanding and demonstrate the use of evidence to inform clinical decision-making.
The second edition of this easy-to-read and practical textbook is an ideal resource for occupational therapy students, clinical practitioners, and anyone looking for a concise, accessible guide to evidence-based practice and how it informs occupational therapy in mental health.
The book frames occupation as the key component for analysis andbuilds upon previous work limited to analysis at the activitylevel. It examines the interests, goals, abilities and contexts ofindividuals, groups, institutions and communities, along with thedemands of the occupation. It presents examples of occupationanalysis in different practice context including working withchildren, health promotion, indigenous health, medico-legalpractice; mental health and occupational rehabilitation.
The book has four sections. Section 1 introducestheoretical perspectives of the concept of occupation analysis andhow such analysis relates to particular models of OccupationalTherapy practice and the generic World Health OrganisationInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.Section 2 discusses analysis of particular components ofoccupation that support practice. These include culture,spirituality, home and community environments as well as self-careand leisure. Section 3 applies analysis of occupations toparticular specialties encountered in practice. Section 4considers the application of Occupation Analysis withinprofessional reasoning and goal setting.
FEATURESInternational team of contributorsExamples of occupation analysis proformaApplication to a wide range of practice areas.Glossary of key termsIncudes the International Classification of Functioning,Disability and Health.
Important areas which feature throughout are discussed in relation to the different neurological conditions and include:a non-prescriptive, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to patient managementinvolvement of the patient and carer in goal-setting and decision-making (client-centred practice)use of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of treatment in everyday practice use of case studies to illustrate clinical practicescientific evidence of treatment effectiveness Additional specialist editor – Dr Emma StackRefined content but with the inclusion of 4 brand new chapters: an introductory chapter on rehabilitation in practiceone on respiratory managementand two covering self management and falls under the section entitled Skill Acquisition and Learning11 new expert contributors join the reduced contributor team of 31
All chapters are revised and there are also new chapters, such as mental health and wellbeing, professional accountability, intersectionality, green care and working with marginalized populations. Chapter 11 is written by two people who have received occupational therapy, examining different perspectives on the experience of using services.
This edition is divided into clear sections, exploring theory and practice issues in detail. The first section covers the historical, theoretical and philosophical basis for occupational therapy in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. The second section examines the occupational therapy process, followed by a third section on ensuring quality in contemporary practice. The fourth section offers insights into issues arising from the changing contexts for occupational therapy including an analysis of the implications for occupational therapy education. The fifth section has eight chapters on specific occupations that can be applied across the varied settings which are covered in the sixth and final section.
Occupational Therapy and Mental Healthis essential reading for students and practitioners across all areas of health and/or social care, in statutory, private or third (voluntary) sectors, and in institutional and community-based settings.Presents different theories and approaches Outlines the occupational therapy processDiscusses the implications of a wide range of practice contextsDescribes a broad range of techniques used by occupational therapistsProvides many different perspectives through service user commentariesCoverage of trust as part of professional accountability, leadership, green care, ethical practice using a principled approachAdditional and extended service user commentariesAn editorial team selected and mentored by the retired editors, Jennifer Creek and Lesley Lougher
The fifth edition includes:
• Case studies throughout to illustrate application oftheory to practice
• Coverage of key concepts and issues in occupationaltherapy
• New material on emerging areas of practice
• Comprehensive information on assessment and treatmentfor children, adolescents and adults, covering key mental healthconditions
Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health isan ideal resource for students in occupational therapy, newlyqualified and experienced practitioners, and other allied healthprofessionals seeking an up-to-date, globally relevant resource onpsychiatry and mental health care.
Exercise and Fitness Training After Strokecomprehensively discusses the manifestations of stroke and how stroke is managed, the evidence for exercise and fitness training after stroke, how to design, deliver, adapt and evaluate exercise, as well as how to set up exercise services and specialist fitness training programmes for stroke survivors.Includes detailed background in stroke pathology, stroke management and how post-stroke problems may affect the ability to participate in exerciseDedicated to evidence-based exercise prescription with special considerations, cautions and therapy-based strategies for safe practiceCovers issues of a professional nature, including national occupational standards, exercise referral pathways, as well as risk assessment and management related to stroke survivorsQuality content from a highly qualifi ed, experienced and respected multidisciplinary team
Clearly and cogently expressed, the theoretical arguments are illustrated by numerous case examples, and the final part of the book provides a wealth of ideas and thought provoking questions for research.
This challenging book will prove invaluable to creative art therapy educators, students, and clinicians who wish to approach artistic inquiry as a way of conducting research. It will also find a receptive audience within the larger research community where there is a rising commitment to expanding the theory and practice of research. Integrating artistic and scientific procedures in many novel ways, this book offers fresh and productive visions of what research can be.