Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant: Essential Components of Function and Movement

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SLACK Incorporated, 2011 - Medical - 367 pages

Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant: Essential Components of Function and Movement approaches the study of kinesiology by connecting function to the underlying components that make movement possible. Information is presented in a manner that enhances retention by incorporating applications in occupational therapy.

With over 18 years of combined teaching experience, Jeremy Keough, Susan Sain, and Carolyn Roller present how aspects of movement enable or hinder function and engagement in daily activities using a top-down approach based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Second Edition.

Benefits and Features:
• Occupational profiles describing actual client conditions at the beginning of several chapters
• Occupation/real-life based activities and questions at the end of each chapter
• Emphasis on function and identification of how and why movement occurs
• Range of motion and manual muscle testing, as well as kinesiological principles, now available in one text
• More than 300 tables and figures throughout the chapters
• Call out boxes that highlight and clarify key concepts
• A seamless integration of theory, fact, and practice
• Glossary of terms, Web resources, and range of motion norms
• Instructors will benefit from ancillary PowerPoint presentations

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant: Essential Components of Function and Movement provides occupational therapy assistant students with thorough explanations and learning activities that will put kinesiology into context. Students will also gain insight into the practice of occupational therapy through directed questions and problem solving to assist the client in achieving movement goals.



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Jeremy L. Keough, MSOT, OTR/L, is currently a staff occupational therapist for Life Care Centers of America. Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and a post-professional master''s degree from Belmont University. His professional experiences include long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, work hardening, acute care, and occupational therapy assistant (OTA) education. Jeremy served as the OTA Program Director at Roane State Community College and instructed the kinesiology course for 3 years. Currently, Jeremy''s interests include neurorehabilitation approaches, occupationbased practice, functional movement, and volunteering for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Susan J. Sain, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA,
is currently a faculty member and academic fieldwork coordinator at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. Susan earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison along with a degree in Spanish. She later earned a master''s degree in health promotion/health education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her professional experiences include adult and child psychology, longterm care, pediatrics in a variety of settings, early intervention, and academia. Susan served as the Program Director of the OTA program at Roane State Community College for 11 years and has been the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for 2 years. Susan has instructed the kinesiology course for more than 12 years. Susan has served in a variety of volunteer positions for state associations, AOTA, and NBCOT. Her current interests include international study opportunities for allied health science students and cultural diversity.

Carolyn L. Roller, OTR/L,
is currently Supervisor of Occupational Therapy at Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics, PC, specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation. Carolyn earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her professional experiences include outpatient rehabilitation, home and job site analysis, ergonomic considerations in the wellness community, and OTA education. Carolyn was an adjunct faculty member at South College in Knoxville, TN, teaching kinesiology in the OTA program. Currently, Carolyn serves as guest lecturer and chairperson of the advisory board for the OTA program at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, TN. Her interests include student fieldwork education, hand rehabilitation and prevention of hand injuries in the wellness community.

Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, ATP,
is currently an assistant professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University. Dr. Plummer graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Belmont University, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Plummer is an assistive technology professional through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She has extensive clinical and teaching experience and is currently an assistant professor and primary professor for assistive technology courses at Belmont University''s Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Master''s Program. Additionally, she is employed by Monroe Carrell Jr. Children''s Hospital at Vanderbilt in the seating clinic. Dr. Plummer''s professional experiences include adult rehabilitation, seating, and positioning. Teresa has worked in the field of adult rehabilitation for more than 30 years. She has conducted workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology. Dr. Plummer''s research interests include wheelchair assessment, empowerment, and vision and its relationship to posture and mobility.

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