Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750674799, 9781416068501

Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation

2nd Edition

Authors: Michelle Lusardi Caroline Nielsen
eBook ISBN: 9781416068501
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th June 2006
Page Count: 928

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The most comprehensive physical therapy text available on this topic, Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition provides clinically relevant information in a reader-friendly format. It provides essential information about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment, both pre- and post-intervention. Separate chapters cover each type of orthotic followed by clinical applications for typical and special populations, while the section on prosthetics provides an overview of the epidemiology of amputation and the criteria the physical therapist needs in order to determine the necessity for prosthetic limbs. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

Key Features

  • Includes guidelines for pre-prosthetic training programs
  • Presents case vignettes as models of evidence-based practice and clinical decision making
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach to demonstrate how physical therapists can best work with the rest of the health care team

Table of Contents

1. The Multidisciplinary Approach in Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
2. Materials and Technology
3. Clinical Assessment of Pathological Gait
4. Exercise, Energy Cost, and Aging
5. Motor Learning and Motor Control in Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
6. An Evidence-Based Approach to Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
7. Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic & Prosthetic Design

8. Footwear: Foundation for LE Orthotics
9. Functional Foot Orthoses
10. Ankle Foot Orthoses
11. KAFO’s and HKAFO’s
12. Orhotics in the Management of Neuromuscular Impairment
13. Orthotic Options for Knee Instability and Pain
14. Orthotics in the Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment
15. Orthotics in the Management of Spinal Dysfunction and Instability
16. Orthotics and Exercise in Scoliosis
17. Orthotics in the Management of Hand Dysfunction
18. Splinting, Orthotics, and Prosthetics in the Management of Burns
19. Adaptive Seating in the Management of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Impairments

20. Etiology of Amputation
21. Conservative Management of Vulnerable Feet
22. Determinants and Techniques of Amputation
23. Postoperative and Preprosthetic Care
24. Prosthetic Feet
25. Prosthetic Management of Partial Foot and Syme’s Amputation
26. The Transtibial Prosthesis
27. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Training for Persons with Recent Transtibial Amputation
28. The Transfemoral Prosthesis
29. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Training for Persons with Recent Transfemoral Amputation
30. Prosthetic Options and Rehabilitation for Persons with High-level and Bilateral Amputation
31. Advanced Training and Athletics for Persons with Lower Extremity Amputation
32. Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiencies
33. Upper Extremity Amputations and Prosthetic Management
34. Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputation


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About the Author

Michelle Lusardi

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut

Caroline Nielsen