Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - 308 sider
Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants provides a basic overview of the physical therapy profession and of PTs and PTAs as members of the rehabilitation team. It includes physical therapy ethical and legal concepts, cultural competence and cultural diversity, domestic violence issues, laws affecting physical therapy practice, communication, documentation and medical records, teaching, learning, and medical terminology, elements of patient care, and major physical therapy clinical practices. This text is an ideal resource for anyone contemplating a career in physical therapy or already working in the field.
 

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Indhold

MAJOR PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE SPECIALTIES
49
Neurologic and Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
81
Pediatric Geriatric and Integumentary Physical Therapy
97
ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
109
Laws and Regulations
129
COMMUNICATION
149
Teaching Learning and Medical Terminology
175
PATIENT CARE ESSENTIALS FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
199
APPENDICES
265
Appendix E Medical Terminology in Health Care and Physical Therapy
281
GLOSSARY
287
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Om forfatteren (2007)

Dr. Olga Dreeben-Irimia has been in the profession of physical therapy for twelve years, both as a clinician and as an educator. She was the Director of the PTA Program at Lake City Community College in Florida and more recently Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, University of North Texas, Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Her doctoral preparation was specific to physical therapy education. For over ten years, Dr. Dreeben-Irimia has been involved in evaluating and applying educational theories in relation to physical therapy education and clinical practice. Dr. Dreeben-Irimia brings her experience and her training as a clinician and as an educator to this text.

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