Mobility in Context

Author: Charity Johansson
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080365829X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rely on this resource to help you navigate confidently in both common and complex clinical situations. Mastering patient care skills will ground you in fundamental rehabilitation principles; help you establish a culture of patient-centered care; and teach you to foster habits of clinical problem solving and critical thinking. YouÕll also learn how to help your patients progress toward greater mobility and independence. Over 750 full-color photographs and illustrations make every concept crystal clear.

Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination

Author: Stacie J. Fruth
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284142701
Format: PDF
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Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests & Measures, Second Edition provides physical therapy students and clinicians with the necessary tools to determine what questions to ask and what tests and measures to perform during a patient exam. This text utilizes a fundamental, step-by-step approach to the subjective and objective portions of the examination process for a broad spectrum of patients. This edition has been updated and revised to reflect the new APTA Guide 3.0, and the Second Edition also includes new and extensive coverage of goniometry and manual muscle testing techniques with more than 300 new photographs.

Evidence Based Physical Therapy

Author: Linda Fetters
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803637861
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The five steps of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) provide the foundation for this book that supports student learning to find, appraise, and apply evidence to improve patient outcomes. You will develop evidence-based questions specific to your clinical decisions and conduct efficient and effective searches of print and online sources to identify the most relevant and highest quality research evidence. Then, you learn to rigorously appraise and interpret the research and combine the research with your clinical expertise and your patients’ values and goals.

Manual Therapy of the Extremities

Author: Eric Shamus
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284036707
Format: PDF
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Manual Therapy of the Extremities presents manual therapy techniques from a variety of perspectives. The presentation of multiple techniques for each joint restriction is a unique feature of this book that provides students with a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to mobilization. The consistent format in the presentation of techniques makes for an easy-to-use resource for students and practicing physical therapists. Additionally, the majority of manual therapy books on the market focus on the spine, whereas this book focuses on the upper and lower extremities.

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

Author: Jaime C Paz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455728950
Format: PDF, Docs
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Review of body system basics and disease processes in each chapter provides concise information to help you better manage patients in a hospital setting.Familiarizes you with the acute care environment by explaining medical terminology, hospital protocol, and surgical workupsIncludes updated information on medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and surgical and invasive procedures pertinent to physical therapy practiceClinical tips throughout the text show you how to maximize safety, quality, and efficiency of care. Over 350 illustrations, tables, and boxed text highlight essential concepts and procedures for quick reference. Uses terminology consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second EditionFocuses on evidence-based practice to help you determine the best interventions including recent literature regarding rehabilitation in the critical care setting. NEW! Pertinent practice patterns from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition are included in each chapter. NEW! Additional illustrations to improve comprehension of the materialNEW! More pharmacologic implications for physical therapists, specifically concerning side effects and use of combination drugs. NEW! Additional decision-making algorithms facilitate critical thinking in the clinical setting. NEW! Updated surgical and invasive procedures include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, bariatric procedures, and complete insight into circulatory assist devices. NEW! Expanded neurological chapter including vestibular dysfunction tests and measures, a discussion of dementia, and the latest in stroke evaluation and management. NEW! Revised appendices discuss the latest concepts in documentation standards, palliative care, and patient safety. NEW! Slimmer, larger format allows the book to lie open for easier reading. NEW! Improved design highlighting clinical tips and other key features lets you locate important information quickly in a busy clinical setting.

Physical Agents Theory and Practice

Author: Barbara J Behrens
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803640803
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Develop the clinical decision-making skills you need to be a successful PTA. This easy-to-follow approach helps you learn how to successfully relate thermal, mechanical, and electrical modalities with specific therapeutic goals while understanding all of the physiologic ramifications

The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant

Author: Holly M Clynch
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803658281
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Be prepared for your new role as a PTA. This is the perfect introduction to the history of the Physical Therapist Assistant and their responsibilities today. The 2nd Edition of this groundbreaking delves into the ever-expanding role of the PTA in the clinical setting, as well as the regulations that govern the PTA’s scope of work. Inside, you’ll find the knowledge you need to grow as a PTA…from your first semester through your last. By understanding the importance of this information and how it affects you, your colleagues, and your patients, this text empowers you in your new role and in your professional relationships.

Palpation Techniques

Author: Bernhard Reichert
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 3131625929
Format: PDF
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Praise for the previous edition: Students who desire to become competent in palpation as well as experienced clinicians who seek a strong review of palpation will find this text an excellent learning resource.--Christopher Hughes, PhD, Slippery Rock University This completely updated second edition of Palpation Techniques is a beautifully illustrated guide with clear, step-by-step descriptions that teaches readers how to identify and then distinguish between various body structures. It includes more than 800 full-color photographs of models with detailed drawings of muscles, bones, and tendons sketched directly onto their skin, and complementary color illustrations showing the functional significance of each anatomic region. Key Features of the Second Edition: New palpation techniques for the shoulder New photos and illustrations for the hand, hip, and foot Additional study questions and updated references This revised edition will enable physical therapy and osteopathy practitioners and students to refine their knowledge of anatomy and thus optimize patient care.

Communication from the Inside Out

Author: Karen Mueller
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803625278
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You’ll begin with a thorough analysis of your internal communication, which includes self talk related to personal esteem, resilience, and outlook. Next, you’ll explore how to build effective and satisfying alliances with others (your external communication), which includes the development of skills related to negotiation, social awareness and emotional intelligence. Finally, you will be guided to develop your instrumental communication, which includes skills related to effective teaching, advocacy and leadership.

Guide for the New Health Care Professional

Author: Scott
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763743512
Format: PDF, Docs
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An excellent introductory guide for healthcare students, this book begins by exploring the current environment of health care and its component parts (professionals, disciplines, organizations, and systems) and proceeds to the concept of