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Physical Therapy for Children

Used as both a core textbook in PT programs and as a clinical reference, Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Edition, provides the essential information needed by PTs, both student and professional, when working with children. Like the previous bestselling editions, the 4th edition follows the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and uses the IFC model of the disabling process as it presents up-to-date evidence-based coverage of treatment. In this latest edition, Suzann Campbell DeLapp, Robert J. Palisano, and Margo N. Orlin have added more case studies and video clips, additional chapters and Medline-linked references online, and Evidence to Practice boxes to make it easy to find and remember important information.

Book, 1152 Pages

Published: January 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3635-5


  • Understanding Motor Performance in Children

    1 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Pediatric Physical Therapy

    2 The Child's Development of Functional Movement

    3 Motor Control: Developmental Aspects of Motor Control in Skill Acquisition

    4 Motor Learning: Theories and Strategies for the Practitioner

    5 Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation

    6 Physical Fitness during Childhood and Adolescence


    Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment

    7 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    8 Spinal Conditions

    9 Congenital Muscular Torticollis

    10 Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    11 Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    12 Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscle Atrophy

    13 Limb Deficiencies

    14 Orthopedic Conditions

    15 Sports Injuries in Children


    Management of Neurologic Impairment

    16 Developmental Coordination Disorder

    17 Children with Motor and Cognitive Impairments

    18 Cerebral Palsy

    19 Brachial Plexus Injury

    20 Spinal Cord Injury

    21 Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Near Drowning, and Brain Tumors

    22 Myelodysplasia


    Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions

    23 Children Requiring Long TermVentilator Assistance

    24 Cystic Fibrosis

    25 Asthma: Multi-System Implications

    26 Thoracic Surgery


    Special Settings and Special Considerations

    27 The Environment of Intervention

    28 The Special Care Nursery

    29 Community-based Services for Birth to Three Years

    30 The Educational Environment

    31 The Burn Unit

    32 Transition to Adulthood for Children with Disabilities


    Special Topics (Available on the companion Evolve website)

    E1 Gait: Development and Analysis

    E2 Genomics and Genetic Syndromes Affecting Movement

    E3 Hemophilia

    E4 Assistive Technology


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