Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition helps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne ‘Tink’ Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice.
- Helpful learning aids - such as objectives, tables, illustrated intervention boxes, and review questions - reinforce important facts and concepts.
- Review questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their understanding of the material.
- 700 illustrations clearly depict procedures discussed in the text and clarify descriptions of anatomy, physiology, evaluation, pathology, and treatment.
- Background information is provided for interventions that can be used in the rehabilitation of adults and children, promoting a complete understanding of techniques.
- Careful documentation uses current outcomes-based research.
- Case histories include subjective and objective observation, assessment, planning, and critical decision-making components.
- Current language of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is used throughout, aligning all information with best practices put forth by the APTA.
- A new chapter on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) describes how these techniques can be used to improve performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
Section 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
3. Motor Control and Motor Learning
4. Motor Development
Section 2: CHILDREN
5. Positioning and Handling To Foster Motor Function
6. Cerebral Palsy
8. Genetic Disorders
Section 3: ADULTS
9. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
10. Cerebrovascular Accidents
11. Traumatic Brain Injuries
12. Spinal Cord Injuries
13. Other Neurologic Disorders
Answers to Review Questions