Physical Therapy for Children

By

  • Suzann Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, Professor, Drexel University, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
  • Margo Orlin, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Drexel University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3635-5


Table of Contents

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