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Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant

No other textbook gives physical therapy assistants complete, focused insight into their role in treating and managing common pediatric conditions. You'll find coverage of topics ranging from neurological rehabilitation to sports injuries and congenital disorders, as well as in-depth discussions of atypical development and pathologies. Each chapter follows 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.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-4750-6


  • Part 1: Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice

    1. Development

    2. Assessments

    3. Interventions

    4. Transdisciplinary Pediatric Teams

    Part 2: Neurologic and Muscular Disorders

    5. Cerebral Palsy

    6. Traumatic Brain Injury

    7. Shaken Baby Syndrome

    8. Rheumatic Diseases

    Part 3: Congenital Disorders

    9. Arthrogryposis Multiple Congenita

    10. Down Syndrome

    11. Spina Bifida

    12. Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Part 4: Other Pediatric Conditions

    13. Burns

    14. Limb Deficiencies

    15. Asthma

    16. Sports Injuries

    Part 5: Special Considerations for Pediatric Practice

    17. Therapeutic Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environment

    18. Seating and Mobility


    Appendix: Answers to Chapter Discussion Questions


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