Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant - 1st Edition

Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

1st Edition

Authors: Catherine Goodman Kenda Fuller
Imprint: Saunders

Table of Contents

SECTION I:   INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction to Concepts of Pathology
2 Problems Affecting Multiple Systems
3 Injury, Inflammation and Healing

  SECTION II:  CLINICAL MEDICINE
4 The Immune System
5 Infectious disease
6 Oncology
7 The Integumentary System
8 The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
9 The Cardiovascular System
10 The Hematologic System
11  The Respiratory System
12 The Gastrointestinal System
13  The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems
14 The Renal and Urologic Systems

  SECTION III:   PATHOLOGY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
15 Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System & Metabolic Disorders
16 Genetic and Developmental Disorders
17  Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
18  Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
19  Soft Tissue, Joint and Bone Disorders and Metabolic disorders

  SECTION IV:  PATHOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
20 Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders
21 Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
22 Central Nervous System Neoplasms
23 Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
24 Stroke
25 Traumatic Brain Injury
26 Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
27 Cerebral Palsy
28 Epilepsy
29 Headache
30 The Peripheral Nervous System
  
ONLINE ONLY chapters:
E1 Behavioral, Social, and Environmental Factors Contributing to Disease and Dysfunction
E2 The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on Health Care
E3 Environmental and Occupational Medicine
E4 The Male Genital/Reproductive System
E5 The Female Genital/Reproductive


Description

No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns.

Key Features

  • Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention.
  • Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions.
  • Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills.
  • Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text.
  • Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice.
  • A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437708936
eBook ISBN:
9781455758043
Paperback ISBN:
9781437708943

About the Authors

Catherine Goodman Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Multimedia Group, Faculty Affiliate, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Kenda Fuller Author

Affiliations and Expertise

ABPTS Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Co-owner South Valley Physical Therapy, P.C., Denver, CO, Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO