Key Features

    • Provides comprehensive foundational knowledge in decision making, screening, development, motor control, and motor learning, the impairments of body function and structure, and the PT management of pediatric disorders.
    • Reflects a family-centered care model throughout to help you understand how to involve children and their caregivers in developing and implementing intervention plans.
    • Emphasizes an evidence-based approach that incorporates the latest research for the best outcomes.
    • Follows the practice pattern guidelines of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition which sets the standard for physical therapy practice.
    • Features the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the model for the disabling process, emphasizing activity rather than functional limitations and participation rather than disability in keeping with the book’s focus on prevention of disability.
    • Provides extensive case studies that show the practical application of material covered in the text and are often accompanied by online video clips illustrating the condition and its management.
    • Makes it easy to access key information with plenty of tables and boxes that organize and summarize important points.
    • Clearly demonstrates important concepts and clinical conditions you’ll encounter in practice with over 800 illustrations.
    • Takes learning to a deeper level with additional resources on the Evolve website featuring:
      • Over 40 video clips that correspond to case studies and d

    Table of Contents

    Understanding Motor Performance in Children

    1 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Pediatric Physical Therapy

    2 The Child's Development of Functional Movement

    3 Motor Control: Developmental Aspects of Motor Control in Skill Acquisition

    4 Motor Learning: Theories and Strategies for the Practitioner

    5 Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation

    6 Physical Fitness during Childhood and Adolescence

     

    Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment

    7 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    8 Spinal Conditions

    9 Congenital Muscular Torticollis

    10 Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    11 Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    12 Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscle Atrophy

    13 Limb Deficiencies

    14 Orthopedic Conditions

    15 Sports Injuries in Children

     

    Management of Neurologic Impairment

    16 Developmental Coordination Disorder

    17 Children with Motor and Cognitive Impairments

    18 Cerebral Palsy

    19 Brachial Plexus Injury

    20 Spinal Cord Injury

    21 Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Near Drowning, and Brain Tumors

    22 Myelodysplasia

     

    Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions

    23 Children Requiring Long TermVentilator Assistance

    24 Cystic Fibrosis

    25 Asthma: Multi-System Implications

    26 Thoracic Surgery

     

    Special Settings and Special Considerations

    27 The Environment of Intervention

    28 The Special Care Nursery

    29 Community-based Services for Birth to Three Years

    30 The Educational Environment

    31 The Burn Unit

    32 Transition to Adulthood for Children with Disabilities

     

    Special Top

    Details

    No. of pages:
    1104
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416066262
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323290944

    About the editors

    Suzann Campbell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Robert Palisano

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Drexel University, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

    Margo Orlin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Drexel University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania