New content includes an expansion of gait topics, as well as the inclusion hydrotherapy/aquatic therapy, interferential current, mechanical spinal traction, and microelectrical neuromuscular stimulation. Also, information about balance and breathing activities has been added. With revised and updated information and references throughout, the Second Edition is a praised as a recommended resource for physical therapist assistant students and clinicians.
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.
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.
Utilizing this text specifically for PTAs, instructors can introduce students to information regarding professionalism, professional roles, interpersonal communication, physical therapist's behavior and conduct, teaching and learning, and evidence based practice. This comprehensive text will provide a valuable resource throughout the physical therapist assistant's education and training throughout the entire duration of the PTA program.
New to Second Edition:
Distinctive description of physical therapy developments from its Formative Years (1914-1920) to the APTA's "Vision and Application of Scientific Pursuit" of today
PTA's usage of the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice"
Differences between physical therapy and medical diagnosis
Contemporary clinical trends regarding wellness, health promotion and disease prevention
Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, PowerPoint slides and TestBank
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.
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
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.
Orthopedic Clinical Examination (Enhanced Version) provides current and future athletic trainers and physical therapists fundamental knowledge for developing proficiency at performing orthopedic evaluations and diagnosing conditions. Michael P. Reiman, who is internationally respected for his teaching, clinical practice, and research focused on orthopedic assessment and treatment methods, presents an evidence-based guide on the process of conducting tests and making diagnoses.
This enhanced e-book takes a structured approach, moving from broad to focused, that guides clinicians in making proper diagnoses. With this setup, the dynamic text and video combination presents specific components of the examination in the same sequence, ensuring repetition and improved consistency in learning. Screenings are used early in the examination sequence not only to determine the appropriateness of performing an orthopedic examination but also to rule out other potential pain generators and thereby narrow the focus of the examination.
Orthopedic Clinical Examination emphasizes evidence-based practice and therefore focuses on tests that are clinically relevant, providing students and clinicians with the most appropriate testing options rather than listing tests with no regard for their clinical value. Both treatment-based and pathological-based diagnostic styles are covered in detail so that readers will gain a thorough understanding of both approaches and be able to implement them separately or in tandem. In addition to body part examination, the text provides information on including subjective history, observation, diagnostic imaging, systems and neurological screening, and performance-based measures in making a complete diagnosis.
Orthopedic Clinical Examination includes learning tools that enhance comprehension and engagement:
- Full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate anatomy, patient conditions, and clinician positioning to serve as a visual reference and ensure proper testing techniques.
- Fifty integrated videos provide students with visual demonstrations of assessments and treatments.
- Color-coding graphics throughout chapters help readers quickly discern whether evidence supporting the reported finding is ideal, good, or less than good.
- Overviews of common orthopedic conditions for each body region are in the 12 applied chapters.
- Twenty-four case studies guide users in the proper questions to ask and steps to take in evaluation and diagnosis.
- Links to abstracts of articles provide additional clinical learning scenarios.
With Orthopedic Clinical Examination, current and future clinicians will gain the knowledge and confidence they need in performing examinations and making diagnoses in clinical settings.
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
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.
UNIQUE: Expert insight and decision-making strategies for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathologies help you apply sound clinical reasoning to determine the needs of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
UNIQUE: Succinct, bulleted text organizes information consistently for easy access.
Clinician-oriented profiles cover 200 orthopedic pathologies with considerations specific to your needs in orthopedic rehabilitation practice.
51 drug class monographs detail indications, dosages, contraindications and physical therapy implications to help you better understand drug interactions and more effectively manage patients.
· The range of back conditions
· The role of posture and muscle imbalance in back pain
· The principles of back rehabilitation
· Client assessment and rehabilitation planning
· Gym-based back rehabilitation
· Functional retraining for the back
· Yoga and clinical Pilates for back rehabilitation.
The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation is the essential resource for all experts involved in back care, including massage therapists, exercise therapists, physiotherapists and fitness professionals. This Complete Guide clearly outlines both the theory and practical tools to produce an effective back rehabilitation programme and offers advice on how to protect clients against further damage.
Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side.
Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice.
Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners.
Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content.
Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques.NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content.
NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage.
NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage.
NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage.
NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
An essential reference for the manual therapist seeking to improve patient’s movement using pain-free hands-on techniques.
Designed as a companion to Mulligan Concept training courses, the text is divided by:• Body regions with techniques highlighting key information to assist with clinical reasoning and assessment• Patient and practitioner positioning, guidelines for application and further adjustments.• Covers a range of Mulligan techniques including Mobilisation With Movement and Pain Release Phenomenon• Dictionary of annotations for techniques described• Step-by-step instructions to over 160 Mulligan techniques• Highly illustrated• Over 40 expert contributors from 15 countries• Home exercises and taping techniques also included.
The first section of the book covers important topics such as the current understanding and neurophysiology of the TrP phenomena, safety and hygiene, the effect of needling on fascia and connective tissue, and an account on professional issues surrounding TrP dry needling. The second section includes a detailed and well-illustrated review of deep dry needling techniques of the most common muscles throughout the body. The third section of the book describes several other needling approaches, such as superficial dry needling, dry needling from a Western Acupuncture perspective, intramuscular stimulation, and Fu’s subcutaneous needling.
Trigger Point Dry Needlingbrings together authors who are internationally recognized specialists in the field of myofascial pain and dry needling. First book of its kind to include different needling approaches (in the context of evidence) for the management of neuromuscular pain conditionsHighlights both current scientific evidence and clinicians’ expertise and experience Multi-contributed by a team of top international experts Over 200 illustrations supporting the detailed description of needling techniques