Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook For Ptas 2nd Edition

Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Second Edition, is a concise and condensed clinical pocket guide designed specifically to help physical therapist assistants and physical therapist assistant students easily obtain helpful evidence-based information. This succinct, summarizing pocket-guide covers the evaluative as well as interventional aspect of physical therapy and offers immediate guidance concerning physical therapy data collection and interventions in various clinical settings including musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, geriatric, pediatric and acute care. With its portable and user-friendly format, this handbook is a valuable resource for physical therapist assistant students during the education training program and throughout clinical practice. The Second Edition features a new and unique look at physical therapy in acute care provided by PTAs. Acute care topics include musculoskeletal and neurological acute care, as well as the significant factors in acute care to consider while applying physical therapy to patients with endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and oncological disorders/diseases. The Second Edition contains physical therapy terminology reflecting current physical therapy practice according to the APTA’s “Guide to Physical Therapist Practice” and also includes guidelines from the CDC and JCAHO. Appendices contain helpful balance assessment forms, and cardiac and integumentary patient education forms.

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Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties With Web Resource Pap/Psc Edition

As hip and knee conditions continue to become more prevalent, so does the demand for a rapid and complete return to function in these lower-extremity joints. Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties provides foundational guidelines and protocols—with specific modifications—for the use of Pilates in increasing core strength, balance, and flexibility and restoring function and range of motion with pre- and postoperative knee and hip syndromes and arthroplasties. Written for Pilates instructors, manual therapists, personal trainers, and physicians, this text introduces Pilates as a safe fitness and rehabilitation tool for individuals with knee or hip conditions.

Developed over 90 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates method is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises that have been shown to tone muscles and improve posture, flexibility, range of motion, and balance. Low impact and completely adaptable according to specific syndromes or fitness level, Pilates exercises are well suited for use in pre- and postoperative exercise regimens, and Pilates mat exercises can be easily incorporated into home programs.

Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties begins with a review of the anatomy of the hip and knee, a discussion of the most common conditions, and an overview of nonoperative and operative treatments. Building this background information will help readers gain a better understanding of why certain exercises are applied at various points in the rehabilitation time line.

The next portion of the text is dedicated to specific Pilates techniques and mat exercises and includes baseline recommendations for range of motion and both pre- and postoperative modifications for the knee and hip. Reference tables outline classical Pilates mat exercises and place them in specific rehabilitation time lines from six weeks to three months, three months to six months, and beyond six months postoperative. More than 600 photos clearly demonstrate the exercises and feature detailed instructions for correct execution of the techniques. To assist with clients who have never performed Pilates exercises or are in the very early stages after surgery, pre-Pilates exercises are also presented to help build core strength and range of motion. Case scenarios and sample Pilates mat programs provide additional guidelines on the correct application of the exercises, while an exercise finder located in the front of the text quickly directs readers to the appropriate exercises for each postop time line.

As a bonus, a Web resource included with the text provides fully trained Pilates instructors with guidelines on using the Pilates equipment to develop programs for clients with hip or knee conditions. Instructors will learn what equipment is appropriate to incorporate at the optimal time for rehabilitation. In addition, a resource finder is included to assist readers in finding a qualified Pilates training program and a qualified Pilates instructor.

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NASM Essentials Of Personal Fitness Training: Fourth Edition Revised 4th Edition

This text is a recommended resource for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. The NASM CPT certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training, Fourth Edition Revised, continues to lead the way by providing the most comprehensive resource for aspiring personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals. Based on NASM’s proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, you will learn a systematic approach to program design with exercise program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs; guidance on how to build a clientele through professional development; and more! By following the techniques in this book, you will gain the information, insight, and inspiration you need to change the world as a health and fitness professional. Key Features: • Two new chapters: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics and Introduction to Exercise Modalities. • Definitions of Key Terms in the margins, with key terms bolded within the text. • Stretch Your Knowledge boxes emphasize key concepts and findings from current research. • Memory Joggers call out core concepts and program design instructions. • Exercise sections discuss the purpose and procedures of various techniques that can be used with clients. Technique and Safety Tips are also provided. • Summaries that wrap up each chapter to remind you of pertinent material. • Appendices provide 100 additional exercises; OPT workout programs; one repetition maximum conversion charts; and muscle origins, insertions, and functions. • Extensive full-color art and photographs illustrate numerous exercise techniques and anatomy and physiology.

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Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists

Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition gives you a consistent way to screen for systemic diseases and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. This comprehensive text centers on a 5-step screening model that covers past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms for each client.

  • 5-Step screening model for differential diagnosis includes past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms.
  • Systems-based approach to the physical therapy screening interview provides a consistent way to screen for systemic disease and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems.
  • Three sections of content present material in a logical way that covers:
    • An introduction to the screening process
    • Viscerogenic causes of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
    • System origins of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
  • Cognitive processing and reasoning orientation approach encourages you to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize, and make clinical judgments.
  • Case examples and case studies give real-world examples of hot to integrate screening information into the diagnosis process.
  • Screening tools in the book and on the Evolve companion website feature forms and checklists used in professional practice.
  • Introductory information on medical screening concepts set the stage for how screening is presented in the rest of the book.
  • Reference values for common clinical laboratory tests offer easy access to pertinent information references in a screening exam.
  • Red flag histories, risk factors, clinical presentation, signs and symptoms, helpful screening clues, and guidelines for referral bring your attention to the important information a therapist needs to be aware of during the screening process.
  • NEW! Full-color design, photos, and illustrations clearly demonstrate pathologies and processes.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Evolve resources include printable screening tools and checklists, practice test questions, and more to enhance your learning.
  • NEW! Hot topics keep you informed on rehabbing patients in the dawn or more current surgeries

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Rehabilitation in Orthopedic Surgery 1st ed. 2016 Edition

Orthopedic rehabilitation –See, Understand, Apply This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about interdisciplinary aftercare and rehabilitation following orthopedic operations in the area of the extremities and the spine: concise information about surgical procedures, medical aftercare guidelines and physiotherapeutic treatment concepts for all stages of rehabilitation, based on the many years of interdisciplinary experience of physiotherapists and specialists in sports orthopedics.

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Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3e 3rd Edition

With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations.

  • UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed.
  • Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient.
  • UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes.
  • A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions.
  • Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently.
  • Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams.
  • Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population.
  • Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations.
  • A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams.
  • UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination – inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation – promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams.
  • Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments.
  • How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations.
  • UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region.
  • Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more.
  • More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  • Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need.
  • Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.

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Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach 1st Edition

This book provides physiotherapists and exercise professionals with a comprehensive resource on the exercise components and skills of constructing and teaching CR exercise. It addresses the scope of knowledge and skills required by exercise specialists developing, delivering and teaching exercise based CR programmes. It has an evidence-based framework, and provides practical advice and suggestions based on the clinical experience of the contributing authors. Among the topics covered are assessment, exercise monitoring, the use of music, safety, teaching skills and maintaining physical activity. Thus the book provides a comprehensive and practical text that can be used to plan, develop and deliver all phases of exercise based CR.

“…provides a virtual pharmacopoeia of exercise guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease, with specific reference to exercise prescription, risk stratification, exercise physiology, monitoring techniques, and leadership and organizational skills. The authors represent a prestigious group of scientists, clinicians, researchers, and teachers, who are authorities in their respective fields. Clearly, the contributors have painstakingly worked to summarize, in a clear and concise manner, the latest research findings in each area, highlighting patient care and related applications. A “must-read” for clinicians in the field of cardiac rehabilitation. I highly recommend this extraordinary text !”
—Barry A. Franklin, PhD, Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan USA; Professor of Physiology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan.

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Neurorehabilitation of the Upper Limb Across the Lifespan: Managing Hypertonicity for Optimal Function 1st Edition

  • A comprehensive guide to managing spastic hypertonia after brain injury and the first full overview of this area
  • The ideal reference for therapeutic interventions that optimise arm and hand function to support goal achievement
  • An extensive clinical manual for neurological practice, a key reference for students and qualified practitioners, and a valuable resource for all occupational therapists and physiotherapists working with brain-injured clients
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