Key Features

    • Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice.
    • A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function.
    • A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively.

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1: Definition of functional movement
    1.  Functional independence: a lifelong goal
    2.  Theories affecting development
    3.  Motor development and motor control
    4.  Motor learning and motor control
    5.  Evaluation of function
    Unit 2: Body systems contributing to functional movement
    6.  Skeletal system changes
    7.  Muscle system changes
    8.  Cardiovascular and pulmonary system changes
    9.  Nervous system changes
    10.  Sensory system changes
    Unit 3: Functional movement outcomes
    11.  Vital functions
    12.  Posture and balance
    13.  Locomotion
    14.  Prehension
    15.  Health and fitness

    Details

    No. of pages:
    374
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    eBook ISBN:
    9781455777044
    eBook ISBN:
    9781437715484
    eBook ISBN:
    9781455757589
    Print ISBN:
    9781416049784

    About the authors

    Donna Cech

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

    Suzanne Tink Martin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN