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.
Five sections: Cellular Level, Development, Systems, Regions, and Support Systems show how neural cells operate first, and then help you apply that knowledge while developing an understanding of systems neuroscience.
UNIQUE! An emphasis on neuroscience issuescritical for practice of physical rehabilitation such as abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, and control of movement.
Evidence-based contenthas been updated to reflect the most recent research.
Patient experience boxesat the beginning of each chapter give insight from actual patients and the patients’ experiences with disorders discussed in the text.
Clinical notescase studies include bulleted information relevant to the clinician. NEW! Chapter on pain will help students understand the physiological origins of pain and how it can be treated.NEW! Color standardization in anatomy images will familiarize you with structures and their functions across systems.
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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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.
Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions.
Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills.
Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text.
Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice. A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.
A Doody's Core Title for 2011!
Based on the classic Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, this ground-breaking book illuminates the ever-expanding role of pharmacology in rehabilitation practice. In it you'll find unmatched insights on the full range of pharmacology topics, from drug receptor pharmacodynamics and general anesthetics, to cancer chemotherapy-all told from the vantage point of the authors' extensive first-hand experience.
Features:Complete, up-to-date descriptions of common adverse drug reactions relevant to physical therapy Explanations of how drugs can potentially disrupt functional and clinical outcomes, along with corresponding physical therapy-based solutions to overcome these issues “Problem-Oriented Patient Studies” (POPS), which feature the patient as the focal point of the case rather than drug therapy itself “Preparations Available” boxes that provide at-a-glance summaries of the drugs available to treat specific conditions and disorders Glossary of need-to-know terms
Reflects a family-centered care model throughout to help you understand how to involve children and their caregivers in developing and implementing intervention plans.
Emphasizes an evidence-based approach that incorporates the latest research for the best outcomes.
Follows the practice pattern guidelines of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition which sets the standard for physical therapy practice.
Features the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the model for the disabling process, emphasizing activity rather than functional limitations and participation rather than disability in keeping with the book’s focus on prevention of disability.
Provides extensive case studies that show the practical application of material covered in the text and are often accompanied by online video clips illustrating the condition and its management.
Makes it easy to access key information with plenty of tables and boxes that organize and summarize important points.
Clearly demonstrates important concepts and clinical conditions you’ll encounter in practice with over 800 illustrations.
Takes learning to a deeper level with additional resources on the Evolve website featuring:
Over 40 video clips that correspond to case studies and demonstrate conditions found in each chapter Helpful resources, including web links Questions and exercises you’ll find helpful when preparing for the pediatric specialist certification exam
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.
A section on specialty areas and lifespan prepares you for the wide range of clinical calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor & delivery, and community settings.
Caution boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.
A comprehensive post-test enables you to test your understanding of key concepts from the text.
Current drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice.
Up-to-date content on the latest drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the various forms of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.
Remember boxes identify pertinent concepts you should commit to memory. Note boxes emphasize important points related to concepts presented in each chapter.NEW! Prevention of Medication Errors chapter emphasizes patient safety to help you avoid common drug calculation and administration mistakes.
NEW! Updated recommendations from The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices offer helpful guidelines for reducing medication errors to ensure safe patient care outcomes. NEW! Updated medication label and equipment photos reflect the latest medications and technology used in drug administration.
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
A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice.
UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends.
Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information.
Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information.
Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant.
Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care.
Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
Accurate and detailed descriptions of each joint structure in the body, including their vessels and nerves, and their function Comprehensive guidance on the palpation of individual structures Detailed discussions on the functional aspects of muscles and joint surfaces, and the formation of joints Concise tips and references to pathology to assist with everyday practice More than 1000 illustrations clearly depicting anatomy and the interconnections between structures Physical therapists will find Functional Anatomy for Physical Therapists invaluable to their study or practice. It makes functional anatomy easier for students to learn and is ideal for use in exam preparation. Experienced therapists will benefit from practical tips and guidance for applying and refining their 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.