Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Apr 15, 2011 - Medical - 733 pages
Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides the physical therapist assistant (PTA) student with a broad overview of orthopaedics. This comprehensive text describes the anatomy and biomechanics of each area of the spine, pelvis, and TMJ. Working from this foundation, detailed explanations on the re-evaluation and treatment of each of the various areas are given with an emphasis on techniques that are evidence-based. Features • An eclectic approach tying in anatomy, therapeutic exercise and kinesiology to the examination and pathology of each of the joints • Terminology following the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice • Special chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, manual therapy, and women’s health. • Case studies to illustrate key topics • End-of-chapter questions for student review and assessment • More than 700 illustrations, tables, figures, and photographs • An Image Bank with full-color photos Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Slides, TestBank, Image Bank with color photos
 

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Contents

Therapeutic Exercise
205
The Joints
257
Special Considerations
603
Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant
689
American Physical Therapy Associations Documentation Guidelines
693
Commonly Used Abbreviations in Orthopaedics
695
Common Laboratory Values
697
PNF Terms and Techniques
701
Answer Key
705
Index
711
Photo Credits
733
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Mark Dutton is a Physical Therapist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 20 years ofexperience in practice and has authored several academic physical therapy textbooks.

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