Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 22, 2010 - Medical - 308 pages
Written specifically for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students, this text is an excellent introduction for physical therapist assistant’s education. This new edition includes updated information regarding the relationship between the Physical Therapist (PT) and PTA and key concepts of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice for better understanding of clinical guidelines. It also includes new information regarding clinical trends in physical therapy. Utilizing this text specifically for PTAs, instructors can introduce students to information regarding professionalism, professional roles, interpersonal communication, physical therapist’s behavior and conduct, teaching and learning, and evidence based practice. This comprehensive text will provide a valuable resource throughout the physical therapist assistant’s education and training throughout the entire duration of the PTA program. New to Second Edition: Distinctive description of physical therapy developments from its Formative Years (1914-1920) to the APTA’s “Vision and Application of Scientific Pursuit” of today PTA’s usage of the APTA's “Guide to Physical Therapist Practice” Differences between physical therapy and medical diagnosis Contemporary clinical trends regarding wellness, health promotion and disease prevention Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, PowerPoint slides and TestBank
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