cover image - Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781437719369
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
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Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition

by Michelle M. Lusardi, PhD, PT, Millee Jorge and Caroline C. Nielsen, PhD
cover image - Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781437719369
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $135.00
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The most comprehensive physical therapy text available on the topic, Orthotics & Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition is your one-stop resource for clinically relevant rehabilitation information. Evidence-based coverage offers essential guidelines on orthotic/prosthetic prescription, pre- and post-intervention gait assessment and outcome measurement, and working with special populations.

    • Comprehensive coverage addresses rehabilitation in a variety of environments, including acute care, long-term care and home health care, and outpatient settings.
    • Authoritative information from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is incorporated throughout.
    • World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Function model provides consistent language and an international standard to describe and measure health and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective.
    • Case studies present real-life scenarios that demonstrate how key concepts apply to clinical decision making and evidence-based practice.
    • A visually appealing 2-color design and a wealth of tables and boxes highlight vital information for quick reference and ease of use.
    • Updated photos and illustrations reflect current clinical practice.
    • Updated chapter on Assessment of Gait focuses on clinically useful outcome measures.
    • Updated chapter on Motor Control and Motor Learning incorporates new insights into neuroplasticity and functional recovery.
    • NEW! Integrated chapter on Lower Extremity Orthoses assists in clinical decision making about the best options for your patients.
    • NEW! Chapter on Athletics after Amputation explores advanced training and athletics, including running and athletic competition to enhance the quality of life for persons with amputation.
    • NEW! Chapter on the High Risk Foot and Would Healing helps you recognize, treat, and manage wounds for the proper fit and management of the patient.
    • NEW! Chapter on Advanced Prosthetic Rehabilitation provides more thorough rehabilitation methods beyond the early care of persons learning to use their prostheses.
  • 1. Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Approach
    2. Aging and Exercise
    3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
    4. Evidence-Based Approach
    5. Clinical Assessment of Gait
    6. Materials and Technology
    7. Footwear: Foundation for Lower Extremity Orthoses
    8. Foot Orthoses
    9. Principles of Lower Extremity Orthoses
    10. Orthotic Decision Making in Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease
    11. Orthoses for Knee Instability
    12. Orthoses in Orthopedic Care and Trauma
    13. Orthoses for Spinal Dysfunction
    14. Orthoses for Hand and Upper Extremity Dysfunction
    15. Orthoses in Burn Care
    16. Seating and Wheelchairs
    17. Etiology of Amputation
    18. High Risk Foot and Wound Healing
    19. Amputation Surgeries
    20. Post-Op/Pre-Prosthetic Care
    21. Prosthetic Feet
    22. Partial Foot and Syme
    23. Transtibial Prosthesis
    24. Transfemoral Prostheses
    25. Prosthetic Options for Persons with High and Bilateral Amputation
    26. Early Rehabilitation in Lower Extremity Dysvascular Amputation
    27. Advanced Rehabilitation for People with Microprocessor Knee Prostheses
    28. Athletic Options for Persons with Amputation
    29. Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiency
    30. Prosthetic Options for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputation
    31. Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputation
  • Michelle M. Lusardi, PhD, PT, Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, College of Health Professions,
    Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Millee Jorge and Caroline C. Nielsen, PhD
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