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Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Prepare for practice with the book tailored specifically for physical therapist assistants! Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns. Written by rehabilitation experts Michelle Cameron, MD, PT and Linda Monroe, MPT, in consultation with Susan Schmidt, a practicing PTA, and Carla Gleaton, the director of a PTA education program, this text will be a valuable resource both in the classroom and in professional practice.

Book, 608 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3671-3


  • 1. Introduction
    2. Evidence-based Practice
    Part One: Musculoskeletal System
    3. Skeletal Demineralization
    4. Posture
    5. Muscle Weakness
    6. Connective Tissue Dysfunction
    7. Localized Inflammation
    8. Spinal Disorders
    9. Fractures
    10. Joint Arthroplasty
    11. Soft Tissue Surgery
    12. Amputation and Prostheses
    Part Two: Neuromuscular System
    13. Balance and Fall Risk
    14. Impaired Neuromotor Development
    15. Pediatric Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders
    16. Adult Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders
    17. Progressive Central Nervous System Disorders
    18. Peripheral Nerve Injuries
    19. Polyneuropathies
    20. Nonprogressive Spinal Cord Disorders
    21. Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State
    Part Three: Cardiopulmonary System
    22. Vital Signs
    23. Deconditioning
    24. Airway Clearance Dysfunction
    25. Congestive Heart Failure
    26. Respiratory Failure
    27. Lymphatic System Disorders
    Part Four: Integumentary System
    28. Tissue Healing and Pressure Ulcers
    29. Vascular Ulcers
    30. Neuropathic Ulcers
    31. Burns
    Part Five: Interventions Common to Many Conditions Requiring Rehabilitation
    32. Gait Assessment and Training
    33. Assistive Devices for Mobility: Canes, Crutches, Walkers, and Wheelchairs
    34. Orthotics


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