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By Linda Monroe, MPT, OCS; Edited by Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT and Linda Monroe, MPT, OCS
608 pagesTrim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 inCopyright 2011$96.95, Paperback, Reference
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Prepare for practice with the book tailored specifically for physical therapist assistants! Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns. Written by rehabilitation experts Michelle Cameron, MD, PT and Linda Monroe, MPT, in consultation with Susan Schmidt, a practicing PTA, and Carla Gleaton, the director of a PTA education program, this text will be a valuable resource both in the classroom and in professional practice.
"Thirty-seven physical therapy academics and practitioners from the U.S. and Canada contribute 34 chapters to a text providing physical therapist assistant students and clinicians with clear, concise recommendations for evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with any physical therapy diagnosis. The book is based on Cameron (OHSU, Portland, Oregon) and Monroe's (John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA) physical therapists' textbook, </Physical Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention/>, with material adapted to address physical therapist assistants' unique needs. Suitable for the generalist as well as the specialist providing care beyond his/her area of expertise, the text contains case studies throughout which demonstrate clinical application of the concepts. Organized by preferred practice patterns, the text covers rehabilitation of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems, and interventions overlapping those systems. Illustrated with full-color and b&w photographs and diagrams."
- Book News, Inc.
By Linda Monroe, MPT, OCS, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA; Edited by Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Neurology; Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR and Linda Monroe, MPT, OCS, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA