Manual Therapy of the Extremities

Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Manual Therapy of the Extremities presents manual therapy techniques from a variety of perspectives. The presentation of multiple techniques for each joint restriction is a unique feature of this book that provides students with a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to mobilization. The consistent format in the presentation of techniques makes for an easy-to-use resource for students and practicing physical therapists. Additionally, the majority of manual therapy books on the market focus on the spine, whereas this book focuses on the upper and lower extremities.
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Program Director and Associate Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Fort Myers, Florida

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Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Published on
Feb 4, 2016
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781284115604
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy
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This content is DRM protected.
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Now in its fourth edition and with a new title – Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine – this successful step-by-step guide is a trusted resource used by a wide range of practitioners who have to deal with the management of painful joints and soft tissues, particularly in relation to sports and overuse injuries.

Area by area, guidance is given for each lesion on appropriate patient selection and delivery of the drug. Every technique has its own two-page spread containing a written description along with an anatomical illustration of the region and a photograph showing the anatomical landmarks for the injection.

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Illustrations, references, lesions, drugs, controversies! Chapters on Other Injectable Substances; Landmark and Image Guided Injections Latest evidence in injection therapy literature Adapted and simplified practical sections Access to Musculoskeletal Injection Techniques Trainer – a virtual aid to test your anatomical and technical skills on the top most common injections for the upper and lower limbs and spine – perfect for self-testing and honing your skills! Log on to www.injectiontechniquesonline.com to begin The Trainer also gives unlimited access to a bank of over 50 video clips demonstrating actual needle insertion for each lesion

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.

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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.

 

Comprehensive textbook for the documentation material required in all Physical Therapy programs. Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the US; if they want to get paid by third parties, they need to have a solid understanding of documentation. This book covers every aspect of documentation including reimbursement and billing, coding, legal issues, PT and PTA communication, as well as utilization review and quality assurance.

Market / Audience
Primary market are the 30,000 PT students based in the US, attending 210 programs. Secondary market: 155,000 clinicians currently practicing.

The primary market for this book, students, has grown by 33% since 2003, when the first edition was published.

About the Book
From exercise prescriptions to patient evaluations, insurance forms, billing, and much more—Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionals is your best choice for learning when, what, and how to document. Included are every essential aspect of documentation and many sample documents.

The easy-to-follow format gives you the professional guidelines, codes, and methodology you need to provide expert documentation.

Key Selling Features

Includes all aspects of documentation including reimbursement and billing, coding, legal issues, PT-PT and PT-PTA communication, and utilization review/quality assurance. Sample documentation content, forms, exercises and questions are provided as appropriate. Uses current APTA terminology and all pertinent professional association regulations. Includes SOAP guidelines and examples as well as standardized forms and assessment tools The most up-to-date, comprehensive documentation book for Physical Therapy students and practitioners on the market. Contains plenty of examples and exercises to provide practical knowledge to users of the text.

Author Profiles
Eric Shamus, DPT, PhD, CSCS has taught national and international continuing education courses on Orthopeadics, Sports Medicine, and Manual Therapy, with a focus on documentation and reimbursement. He is presently a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and works at an outpatient orthopedic facility in Fort Lauderdale.

Debra F. Stern, PT, MSM, DBA is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She serves as a clinical instructor with a focus on geriatrics, neuromuscular disorders, and also coordinates service learning experiences for the school's PT department. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from SUNY Buffalo, her MSM from Rollins College, and her DBAS at Nova Southeastern.

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