Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455740208, 9780323291385

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

3rd Edition

Authors: Suzanne Tink Martin Mary Kessler
eBook ISBN: 9780323291385
eBook ISBN: 9781455740765
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th June 2015
Page Count: 520

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Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition helps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne ‘Tink’ Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments. 
  • Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.
  • Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation.
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient’s performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion — key to the treatment of individuals post stroke.
  • Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book.
  • Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly.
  • Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA.

Table of Contents

1. The Roles of the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
2. Neuroanatomy
3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
4. Motor Development
5. Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function
6. Cerebral Palsy
7. Myelomeningocele
8. Genetic Disorders
9. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
10. Cerebrovascular Accidents
11. Traumatic Brain Injuries
12. Spinal Cord Injuries
13. Other Neurological Disorders
Answers to the Review Questions


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About the Authors

Suzanne Tink Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Mary Kessler

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN