Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy

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Jennifer M. Bottomley
Slack, 2003 - Medical - 592 pages

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy has been revised and updated into a second edition to include the latest information in the field of physical therapy. This reference book, designed specifically for the physical therapy student and practitioner, provides many terms, concepts, and conditions essential to the field.

This second edition provides quick access to over 3,000 words and their definitions that are encountered on a day-to-day basis. There are 39 appendices included in this user-friendly, handy reference where you can find materials such as selected APTA documents and World Wide Web resources. Inside you will also find lists of standardized acronyms and abbreviations for words, medical roots from which many words are derived, commonly used acronyms for evaluative tests and measures, and guidelines for documentation.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy, Second Edition is the perfect, pocket size companion for school, clinical affiliations, preparation for the licensure exam, and physical therapy practice.

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About the author (2003)

Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD 2, MS, PT, has a Bachelor’s degree in PhysicalTtherapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an advanced Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals, Boston, Mass. She has a combined intercollegiate Doctoral degree in Gerontology and Health Science and Service Administration and a second PhD from The Union Institute in Health Science in Administration, Legislation, and Policy Management with a specialty in gerontology. She has practiced since 1974 in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Currently, she works as an independent consultant setting up rehabilitation services in nursing homes and outpatient, home, and community settings in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest and serves on advisory boards for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Jennifer is the current president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) section on geriatrics and has served two terms as the vice president, two terms as the treasurer, and one term on the board of directors for that section. She is also the current editor of GeriNotes for the APTA’s section on geriatrics. She has spearheaded national efforts through the AARP and Gray Panther’s on education and physical conditioning to prevent crime, abuse, and fraud against the elderly. She has also orchestrated free screening and intervention projects for the Homeless Elderly of Massachusetts and has obtained Health Care Financing Administration grants to provide free screening and care for low income elders in 14 Central Massachusetts cities and towns. Jennifer is a nationally renowned speaker and educator. She has done clinical research the areas of nutrition and exercise, foot care in the elderly, wound care, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease interventions, balance and falls in the Alzheimer’s population, T’ai Chi as an alternative exercise form, and social policy development (inclusive of the managed care perspective) for the elderly. She has authored numerous chapters and articles in the area of geriatrics, is the presenter on six videotapes with the University of Maryland VideoPress on functional evaluation of the Alzheimer’s patient and functional assessment in rheumatoid arthritis, and a four-tape series on exercise in the elderly. She has coauthored a geriatric text with Carole B. Lewis entitled, Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition.

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