Pedretti's Occupational Therapy

7th Edition

Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction


  • Heidi Pendleton
  • Winifred Schultz-Krohn
  • Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Threaded case studies help you apply key concepts to real-life situations.
    • UNIQUE! OT Practice Notes convey important considerations for professional practice.
    • UNIQUE! Ethical Considerations highlight information you need to know to practice ethically.
    • Client-centered perspective uses the terminology set forth by the updated 2008 OT Practice Framework to help you include the client when making treatment decisions.
    • Evidence-based content includes clinical trials and outcome studies where appropriate.
    • Cultural diversity/sensitivity familiarizes you with diverse client populations and situations you may encounter in professional practice.
    • UNIQUE! Information on prevention moves your OT comprehension beyond just intervention and treatment.
    • Student Resources on Evolve feature video clips, review questions, crossword puzzles, learning activities, forms for practice, and more to aid your understanding of key concepts.
    • Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives lay out the information you can expect to learn from a chapter.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Overview: Occupational Therapy Foundations for Physical Dysfunction

    1. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and the Practice of Occupational Therapy for Persons with Physical Disabilities

    2. History and Practice Trends in the Treatment of Physical Dysfunction

    Part II: Occupational Therapy Process and Practice

    3. Application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to Physical Dysfunction

    4. Systematic OT Practice: A Model of Evidence-Based Practice for OT

    5. Health Promotion and Wellness for People with Physical Disabilities

    6. Personal and Social Contexts of Disability: Implications for Occupational Therapists

    7. Teaching Activities in Occupational Therapy

    8. Documentation of Occupational Therapy Services

    9. Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic

    Part III: Occupational Performance and the Performance Areas: Evaluation and Intervention

    10. Activities of Daily Living

    11. Mobility

    Section I: Functional Ambulation

    Section II: Wheelchairs

    Section III: Community Mobility

    12. Sexuality and Physical Dysfunction

    13. Sleep and Rest

    14. Work Evaluation and Work Programs

    15. Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Laws that Promote Participation in Work, Leisure, and Activities of Daily Living

    16. Leisure Occupations

    17. Assistive Technology

    Part IV: Performance Skills and Client Factors: Evaluation and Intervention

    18. Performance Skills: Definitions and Evaluation in the Context of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework

    19. Evaluation of Motor Control

    20. Occupation-Based Functional Motion Assessment

    21. Evaluation of Joint Range of Motion

    21. . Evaluation of Muscle Strength

    23. Evaluation of Sensation and Intervention for Sensory Dysf


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    About the editors

    Heidi Pendleton

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA

    Winifred Schultz-Krohn

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA