Pedretti's Occupational Therapy

Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction

Using a comprehensive, case-based learning approach, Pedretti's Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 7th Edition provides a thorough introduction to occupational therapy practice and prepares you to work with adults who have physical disabilities. 48 chapters cover everything from OT history, theory, process, and practice to evaluation, intervention, performance skills, and client factors. Significant updates have been made to this edition, including a new full-color design and new content on polytrauma and advances in prosthetics and assistive technologies. This leading text also offers a wide range of helpful features, such as threaded case studies, OT practice notes, and ethical considerations that help you apply content to a clinical setting.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10152-3


  • Part I: Overview: Occupational Therapy Foundations for Physical Dysfunction

    1. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and the Practice of Occupational Therapy for Persons with Physical Disabilities

    2. History and Practice Trends in the Treatment of Physical Dysfunction

    Part II: Occupational Therapy Process and Practice

    3. Application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to Physical Dysfunction

    4. Systematic OT Practice: A Model of Evidence-Based Practice for OT

    5. Health Promotion and Wellness for People with Physical Disabilities

    6. Personal and Social Contexts of Disability: Implications for Occupational Therapists

    7. Teaching Activities in Occupational Therapy

    8. Documentation of Occupational Therapy Services

    9. Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic

    Part III: Occupational Performance and the Performance Areas: Evaluation and Intervention

    10. Activities of Daily Living

    11. Mobility

    Section I: Functional Ambulation

    Section II: Wheelchairs

    Section III: Community Mobility

    12. Sexuality and Physical Dysfunction

    13. Sleep and Rest

    14. Work Evaluation and Work Programs

    15. Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Laws that Promote Participation in Work, Leisure, and Activities of Daily Living

    16. Leisure Occupations

    17. Assistive Technology

    Part IV: Performance Skills and Client Factors: Evaluation and Intervention

    18. Performance Skills: Definitions and Evaluation in the Context of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework

    19. Evaluation of Motor Control

    20. Occupation-Based Functional Motion Assessment

    21. Evaluation of Joint Range of Motion

    21. . Evaluation of Muscle Strength

    23. Evaluation of Sensation and Intervention for Sensory Dysfunction

    24. Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Deficits Following Brain Injury

    25. Evaluation and Intervention of Perceptual Dysfunction

    26. Evaluation and Intervention of Cognitive Dysfunction

    27. Eating and Swallowing

    28. Evaluation and Pain Management

    Part V: The Occupational Therapy Process: Implementation of Intervention

    29. Therapeutic Occupations and Modalities

    30. Orthotics

    Section I: Hand Splinting: Principles, Practice, and Decision Making

    Section II: Suspension Arm Devices and Mobile Arm Supports

    31. Traditional Sensorimotor Approaches to Intervention

    Section I: The Rood Approach: A Reconstruction

    Section II: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Approach

    32. Motor Learning

    Part VI: Intervention Applications

    33. Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke

    34. Traumatic Brain Injury

    35. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System

    Section 1: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Section 2: Alzheimer's Disease

    Section 3: Huntington's Disease

    Section 4: Multiple Sclerosis

    Section 5: Parkinson's Disease

    36. Spinal Cord Injury

    37. Neurogenic and Myopathic Dysfunction

    38. Arthritis

    39. Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries

    40. Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement

    41. Low Back Pain

    42. Burns and Burn Rehabilitation

    43. Amputations and Prosthetics

    Section 1: General Considerations of Upper and Lower Extremity Amputations

    Section 2: Upper Extremity Amputations

    Section 3: Lower Extremity Amputations

    44. Cardiac and Pulmonary Diseases

    45. Oncology

    46. Special Needs of the Older Adult

    47. HIV Infection and AIDS

    48. Polytrauma and the War on Terror NEW!



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