Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Help your students master the physical therapist assistant’s role in managing and treating pediatric conditions! Comprehensive yet easy to understand, Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition provides the knowledge and skills your students need to succeed both in the classroom and in clinical practice. The text guides readers through a myriad of topics including child development, assessment tools, intervention principles, neurologic and muscular disorders, and congenital disorders such as Down Syndrome, along with other pediatric conditions including limb deficiencies and sports injuries. This edition adds six new chapters including a chapter introducing Movement Systems Analysis for pediatrics. Written by expert PT clinicians, this book teaches not only the lessons learned from textbooks and research but also from children and their families.
- Consistent approach in Disorders chapters first defines the disorder and then describes the pathology, clinical signs, and assessment and intervention, followed by a case study.
- Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications, helping you build clinical reasoning skills as you connect theory to practice.
- Format of case studies each is summarized in the WHO model format to familiarize you with the standardized terminology used in practice. Most cases include movement systems analysis to introduce the most current clinical reasoning strategies encouraged by the APTA.
- Special boxes highlight important information with features such as Clinical Signs, Intervention, and Practice Pattern.
- Learning features in each chapter include key terms, a chapter outline, learning objectives, review questions and answers, illustrations, and summary tables.
- NEW! eBook version is included with print purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
- NEW! Six new chapters include The Movement System, Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT), Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Clubfeet, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and Orthotics.
- NEW! Updated content includes musculoskeletal impairments, developmental impairments, and orthotics as well as contemporary cases with ICF and Movement system analysis discussion for cases.
- NEW! Full-color design is added to this edition.
- NEW! Updated references ensure that sources for content are completely current.
PART ONE Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice
3 Overview of Physical Therapy Interventions
4 Pediatric Therapy Teams
5 The Movement System
PART TWO Neurologic and Muscular Disorders
6 Cerebral Palsy
7 Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
8 Rheumatic Disorders
9 Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT)
10 Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
PART THREE Congenital Disorders
12 Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)
13 Down Syndrome
14 Spina Bifida
15 Autism Spectrum Disorder
16 Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
PART FOUR Other Pediatric Conditions
17 Pediatric Burns
18 Limb Deficiencies
20 Pediatric Sports Injuries
PART FIVE Special Considerations for Pediatric Practice
21 Prematurity Across the Settings
22 Seating and Wheeled Mobility
23 Orthoses for the Pediatric Patient
Appendix: Answers to Discussion Questions
Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois