Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 4th Edition

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Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 4th Edition


Master the role and the skills of the physical therapist assistant! Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 4th Edition helps you apply the principles of orthopedic science to physical therapy interventions. First you will learn how to assess flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, and then you’ll become a more valuable PTA by learning the essentials of tissue healing, gait and manual therapy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and the management of orthopedic patients by region and condition. This edition includes a new full-color design and illustrations, and broadens its scope with new chapters on topics such as musculoskeletal imaging and women’s issues related to physical rehabilitation. Written by clinician and educator Robert Manske, along with a team of expert contributors, this text is your complete guide to success in physical therapist assisting!

    • Comprehensive coverage addresses not only core concepts related to orthopedic care, but also includes biomechanics, pharmacology, in-depth reviews of the types of tissue healing, and the PTA's role in physical assessment and interventions.
    • Over 600 illustrations and 75 summary tables reinforce orthopedic concepts and procedures.
    • A focus on critical thinking and application prepares you for the treatment room and for the clinical practicum portions of the curriculum.
    • Review questions at the end of each chapter prepare you for the kind of critical thinking you will be required to do in practice.
    • Key terms and learning objectives begin each chapter, serving as checkpoints for understanding and helping you study effectively for examinations.
    • Glossaries in each chapter make it easy to find definitions of key terminology.
    • Useful appendices provide a quick reference to information such as commonly used medications, fracture eponyms, and reference ranges for lab tests.
      • NEW Differential Diagnosis and Emergent Conditions chapter shows how similar symptoms can mask potentially dangerous pathologies and conditions, and may require re-evaluation by the supervising therapist.
      • NEW Musculoskeletal Imaging chapter explains in basic terms the various types of musculoskeletal imaging used when examining musculoskeletal injuries.
      • NEW Orthopedic Management Concepts Specific to Women chapter covers the issues, pathology, and progression of women’s health issues as they relate to physical rehabilitation.
      • NEW! Full-color design and illustrations add clarity to anatomy and procedural drawings and make it easier to learn important concepts.
      • NEW! Important Concepts highlight useful tips and tricks of patient practice.
      • NEW student resources on the Evolve companion website include critical thinking applications, weblinks to related sites, and references with links to Medline® abstracts.
      Part I: Basic Concepts of Orthopedic Management
      1. Patient Supervision and Observation During Treatment
      2. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Physical Assessment
      3. Differential Diagnosis and Emergent Conditions  NEW!
      4. Muscle Flexibility and Range of Motion
      5. Muscle Strength
      6. Endurance
      7. Balance and Coordination
      Part II: Review of Tissue Healing
      8. Composition and Function of Connective Tissue
      9. Ligament Healing
      10. Bone Healing
      11. Cartilage Healing
      12. Muscle and Tendon Healing
      13. Neurovascular Healing and Thromboembolic Disease
      Part III: Basis for Movement
      14. Fundamentals of Normal and Abnormal Gait
      15. Concepts of Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization
      16. Biomechanics and Kinesiology
      Part V: Management of Orthopedic Patients by Region
      17. Orthopedic Management of the Ankle, Foot, and Toes
      18. Orthopedic Management of the Knee
      19. Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis
      20. Orthopedic Management of the Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine
      21. Orthopedic Management of the Shoulder
      22. Orthopedic Management of the Elbow
      23. Orthopedic Management of the Wrist and Hand
      Part VI: Management of Orthopedic Patients by Condition
      24. Orthopedic Management of Rheumatic Disorders
      25. Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes
      26. Orthopedic Management of Bracing, Orthotics, and Prosthetics
      27. Orthopedic Management Concepts Specific to Women  NEW!
      Part VIII: Topics in Orthopedics
      28. Concepts of Orthopedic Pharmacology
      29. Musculoskeletal Imaging  NEW!
      A: Commonly Used Medications in Musculoskeletal Medicine
      B: Reference Ranges for Commonly Used Tests
      C: Units of Measurement and Terminology for the Description of Exercise and Sport Performance
      D: Fracture Eponyms
      E: Major Movements of the Body and the Muscles Acting at the Joints Causing the Movement
      Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, ATC, CSCS, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas


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