Neurologic Intervention for Physical Therapist Assistants
Heres the first textbook of neurologic techniques specifically written for physical therapy assistants. The first section covers the basic structure and function of the nervous system, normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology, common treatment interventions and techniques, and the role of the physical therapy assistant in clinical practice. Sections two and three present techniques for working with adults and children with neurologic disorders and trauma.
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Motor Control and Motor Learning
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