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Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns.

Book, 672 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3683-6

Contents

  • SECTION I:   INTRODUCTION
    1 Introduction to Concepts of Pathology
    2 Problems Affecting Multiple Systems
    3 Injury, Inflammation and Healing

      SECTION II:  CLINICAL MEDICINE
    4 The Immune System
    5 Infectious disease
    6 Oncology
    7 The Integumentary System
    8 The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
    9 The Cardiovascular System
    10 The Hematologic System
    11  The Respiratory System
    12 The Gastrointestinal System
    13  The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems
    14 The Renal and Urologic Systems

      SECTION III:   PATHOLOGY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
    15 Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System & Metabolic Disorders
    16 Genetic and Developmental Disorders
    17  Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
    18  Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
    19  Soft Tissue, Joint and Bone Disorders and Metabolic disorders

      SECTION IV:  PATHOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
    20 Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders
    21 Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
    22 Central Nervous System Neoplasms
    23 Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
    24 Stroke
    25 Traumatic Brain Injury
    26 Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
    27 Cerebral Palsy
    28 Epilepsy
    29 Headache
    30 The Peripheral Nervous System
      
    ONLINE ONLY chapters:
    E1 Behavioral, Social, and Environmental Factors Contributing to Disease and Dysfunction
    E2 The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on Health Care
    E3 Environmental and Occupational Medicine
    E4 The Male Genital/Reproductive System
    E5 The Female Genital/Reproductive System
    E6 Vestibular Disorders
    E7  Laboratory Tests and Values
    Appendix A: Summary of Standard Precautions
    Appendix B: Guidelines for Activity and Exercise

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