Key Features

  • A quick-reference format uses illustrations, charts, and tables to organize key data.
  • Logical, easy-to-find sections are organized and based on the OT Framework covering evaluation, intervention, intervention plan, and service management, making it easy to find essential facts, procedures, and applications.
  • UNIQUE! Expert Advice tips and Pearls provide helpful pediatric and geriatric information that can be applied in the clinical setting.
  • Basic guidelines refer back to leading textbooks, Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapist Assistant, for more detailed information.
  • Coverage of all patient populations includes adult, pediatric, mental health, and neurological conditions.
  • Convenient index makes it easy to locate tools you need to evaluate or treat a specific region or area.
  • Pocket size and lay-flat binding provide convenience and portability for easy reference.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview and Occupational Therapy Process

- The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 2nd Edition, and the Practice of Occupational Therapy for People with Physical Disabilities

- Application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to Physical Dysfunction

- Health Promotion and Wellness for People with Physical Disabilities

- Teaching activities in Occupational Therapy

- Documentation of Occupational Therapy Services

- Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic

Section 2: Occupational Performance and the Performance Areas: Evaluation and Intervention

- Wheelchair Selection

- Transfer Techniques

Section 3: Performance Skills and Client Factors: Evaluation and Intervention

- Assistive Technology

- Evaluation of Motor Control

- Occupation-Based Functional Motion Assessment

- Joint Range of Motion

- Evaluation of Muscle Strength

- Evaluation of Sensation and Intervention for Sensory Dysfunction

- Evaulation and Treatment of Visual Deficits Following Brain Injury

- Assessment and Intervention for Perceptual Dysfunction

- Evaluation and Treatment of Limited Occupational Performance Secondary to Cognitive Dysfunction

- Eating and Swallowing

Section 4: The Occupational Therapy Process: Implementation of Interventions

- Pain Management

- Orthotics

- Neurological Considerations for Traditional Sensorimotor Approaches to Intervention

- Motor Learning

Part 5: Intervention Applications

- Cerebrovascular Accident/Stroke

- Traumatic Brain Injury

- Spinal Cord Injury

- Disorders of the Motor Unit

- Arthritis

- Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries

- Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement



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