Covering the scope, theory, and approaches to the practice of occupational therapy, Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 3rd Edition prepares you to care for adults who have physical disabilities. It takes a client-centered approach, following the latest OT Practice framework as it defines your role as an OTA in physical dysfunction practice. New to this edition is coverage of polytrauma, advances in prosthetics and assistive technologies, and assessment and interventions of traumatic brain injury problems related to cognitive and visual perception. Written by respected educator Mary Beth Early, Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant helps you develop skills in the assessment of client factors, intervention principles, and clinical reasoning.
- Special boxes provide snapshots of real-life situations and solutions.
- Case studies threaded throughout the chapters apply key concepts in a real-life setting.
- Selected Reading Guide Questions and Summaries help students assess and evaluate the material they have learned.
- Evidence-based content, including clinical trials and outcome studies, shows the evidentiary basis for OTA practice.
- Key Terms, and Chapter Objectives lay out essential information in each chapter.
- A client-centered approach to treatment and maintenance of health allows the OTA to include the client when making decisions about planning and treatment.
- Three new chapters cover information on Work, Habits of Health and Wellness, and Leisure and Social Participation.
- Expanded to reflect emerging practices and the changing field.
Part I: History and Foundations
1. Brief History of OT and Role of the OTA in Physical Disabilities Practice
2. OT and Physical Disabilities: Scope, Theory, and Approaches to Practice
3. Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability
4. Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic
Part II: Framework and Process
5. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention in Physical Dysfunction
6. Documentation of OT Services
Part III: Assessment of Client Factors
7. Assessment of Motor Control and Functional Motion
8. Assessment of Joint Range of Motion
9. Assessment of Muscle Strength
10. Assessment of Sensation, Perception and Cognition
Part IV: Intervention and Principles
11. Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy
12. Habits of Health and Wellness
13. Occupations, Purposeful Activities, Preparatory Activities
Part V: Performance in Areas of Occupation
14. Activities and Occupations of Daily Living
15. Assistive Technology
16. Moving in the Environment: Functional Mobility, Transfer Training, Wheelchairs, Driving
17. Sexuality: An Activity of Daily Living
19. Promoting Engagement in Leisure and Social Participation
Part VI: Interventions for Performance Skills and Client Factors
20. The Special Needs of the Older Adult
21. Hand Splinting
22. Sensorimotor Approaches to Treatment
23. Interventions for Deficits in Vision and Other Sensory Functions
24. Interventions for Disturbances in Perception and Cognition
Part VII: Clinical Applications
25. Cerebrovascular Accident
26. Traumatic Brain Injury
27. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
28. Spinal Cord Injury
29. Neurogenic and Myopathic Dysfunction
30. Arthritic Diseases
31. Acute Hand Injuries
32. Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement
34. Amputations and Prosthetics
35. Cardiac and Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
37. HIV Infection and AIDS