From a hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries. Comprehensive coverage includes costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients. In addition to physical therapy interventions and family education components, this resource includes content on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.Case Studies with clinical application thinking exercises help you apply knowledge from the book to real life situations.Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment based on the most current research.Tables and boxes throughout each chapter organize and summarize important information for quick reference.Clinical Note boxes provide at-a-glance access to helpful tips.Over 500 clinical photos, line drawings, radiographs, and more bring important concepts to life.Highly respected experts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, editors Sue Ann Sisto, Erica Druin, and Martha Sliwinski, provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of practice for spinal cord injury.Companion DVD includes video clips of the techniques described throughout the book that demonstrate how to apply key concepts to practice.
|Geriatric Physical Therapy, 3e|
by Andrew A. Guccione PT PhD DPT FAPTA (Author), Rita Wong EdD PT (Author), Dale Avers PT DPT PhD (Author)
Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use...
|An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making|
by Thomas A Birkland (Author)
The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. This new edition has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process.
New to this edition:
• A new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the...
|Pediatric Physical Therapy|
by Jan S. Tecklin (Author)
Prepare your students for physical therapy practice with this up-to-date and accessible introduction to the major diseases and disabilities common to children who require physical therapy and the examination techniques and interventions commonly used in their rehabilitation. This fifth edition of Tecklin’s Pediatric Physical Therapy Pediatric Physical Therapy provides basic medical information regarding common clinical diagnostic categories, followed by coverage of physical therapy...
|Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice|
by Leslie G. Portney DPT PhD FAPTA (Author), Mary P. Watkins DPT MS (Author)
Draw upon the foundations necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions.
Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, you’ll find a growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines.
|Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches|
by John W. Creswell (Author), Cheryl N. Poth (Author)
In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Preserving Creswell′s signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner....
|Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 4e|
by Ellen Hillegass EdD PT CCS FAACVPR (Author)
Improve your understanding of the cardiopulmonary system with Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 4th Edition. Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy, physiology, and cardiopulmonary assessment, along with expanded chapters on the growing topics of early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management. Using a practical approach, expert author Ellen...
|Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral, 5e (Differential Diagnosis In Physical Therapy)|
by Catherine C. Goodman MBA PT CBP (Author)
Written by a leading expert in the field, this comprehensive reference text enables users to properly screen for medical disease to make an informed differential diagnosis. The goal of this text is to teach the Physical Therapist how to determine if the patient has a true neuromuscular or musculoskeletal problem and to determine the specific dysfunction or impairment. This new edition includes a chapter that focuses specifically on pain. It also contains a new chapter on physical assessment as...
by Susan B. O'Sullivan (Author), Thomas J. Schmitz T (Author), George Fulk (Author)
Rely on this comprehensive, curriculum-spanning text and reference now and throughout your career! It focuses on the rehabilitation management of adult patients, integrating basic surgical, medical, and therapeutic interventions to explain how to select the most appropriate evaluation procedures, to develop rehabilitation goals, and to implement a treatment plan.
The 6th Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the art and science of rehabilitation practice...
|Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist, 4e|
by Catherine C. Goodman MBA PT CBP (Author), Kenda S. Fuller PT NCS (Author)
Understand how a patient’s conditions might affect physical therapy and outcomes so that you can design safe and effective interventions. The only pathology textbook written specifically for physical therapists, Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist, Third Edition, offers guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for interventions with patients who have musculoskeletal or neuromuscular problems as well as other conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or pancreatitis....
|PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide|
by Susan S. Adler (Author), Dominiek Beckers (Author), Math Buck (Author)
The PNF approach, presented in a fully illustrated hands-on guide, including 650 photosFocus on practical aspects of patient evaluation and treatment ICF and Motor Learning and how these concepts are applied in PNF Provides a systematic and easily accessible guide to learning and understanding PNF as a practical tool and using it to full effect in patient treatment
New for this edition: new fully-color textbook design for more user-friendly learning experience; fully revised introductory...