Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext

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Cengage Learning, 1998 - Medical - 307 pages
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This popular worktext provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level physical therapy aide in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The therapeutic modality procedures that an aide would perform are presented in a step-by-step format with detailed photographs. A variety of review questions test comprehension of the material. Learning activities at the end of each chapter reinforce theory and skills.(physical therapy, physical therapy aide, PTA. health careers, health occupations)ALSO AVAILABLE -INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Manual ISBN: 0-7668-0295-7
 

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Contents

Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
14
Chapter
15
Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide
24
Communicating Effectively
44
Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
63
SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
79
and Physiology
96
MEDICAL DISORDERS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
119
Turning and Positioning the Patient
170
Chapter
180
Transferring the Patient
185
Bathtub Transfers
196
Oneperson Transfer from Floor to Wheelchair
203
Review Questions
229
Anatomical Planes of Motion
235
Appendix
236

PATIENT PREPARATION
141
Preparation for Patient Care
159

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About the author (1998)

As a respected writer and recognized educator, Roberta C. Weiss, LVN, Ed.D. has been involved in educating and equipping future and current professional for more than 30 years. She has specialized in the development of allied health and nursing courses for the Career College market and has worked with Pearson since 1990. In addition, Ms. Weiss has served as the Corporate Allied Health Program Manager for Corinthian Colleges, where she was responsible for overseeing, managing and developing all allied health programs. Ms. Weiss holds double bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Education, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration, and has been a licensed nurse since 1979.

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