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Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition

Author(s): Mark Dutton, PT, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • ISBN-13: 9781284139310
  • Paperback    820 pages      © 2019
Price: $79.95 US List
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Boasting a new full-color design, Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition provides students with evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and rehabilitation of the orthopaedic patient. After considering the fundamental knowledge and skills needed by the PTA student, the text then explores therapeutic activities and the orthopaedic management of specific joints. These joint chapters follow a uniform structure that considers relevant anatomy and kinesiology, examination techniques, common pathologies, and the various strategies and techniques with which they can be addressed.

Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant utilizes a range of pedagogical features to improve learning and retention. These include Chapter Objectives that assist students in identifying key learning outcomes; Key Point boxes that emphasize important concepts, and Case Studies that allow students to apply their knowledge. Each chapter ends with Review Questions that test retention of key concepts.

Features & Benefits

New to the Second Edition

  • Features a full-color design, enhancing the presentation of anatomical illustrations and examination photos
  • Includes a chapter on general orthopaedic conditions impacting multiple joints and systems
  • Incorporates a chapter on clinical decision-making, emphasizing how and when to progress a patient
  • Expands coverage of therapeutic exercise, including through the addition of a chapter on cardiovascular conditioning
  • Features case studies emphasizing application of key concepts

Instructor Resources

  • Test Bank
  • Slides in PowerPoint format
  • Image Bank
Section  I  Fundamentals
Chapter  1  The Physical Therapist Assistant’s Role in Orthopaedics
Chapter  2  Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter  3  The Nervous System
Chapter  4  Tissue Injury and Repair
Chapter  5  General Conditions
Chapter  6  Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter  7  Gait and Posture
Chapter  8  Decision-Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Chapter  9  Manual Modalities
Chapter  10  Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities
Section  II  Therapeutic Activities
Chapter  11  Therapeutic Exercise
Chapter  12  Improving Mobility
Chapter  13  Improving Muscle Performance
Chapter  14  Improving Balance
Chapter  15  Improving Cardiovascular Conditioning
Section  III  The Joints
Chapter  16  The Vertebral Column
Chapter  17  Cervical Spine and Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter  18  Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage
Chapter  19  Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint
Chapter  20  Shoulder Complex
Chapter  21  Elbow and Forearm Complex
Chapter  22  Wrist and Hand
Chapter  23  Hip Joint Complex
Chapter  24  Knee Joint Complex
Chapter  25  Ankle and Foot
Section  IV  Special Considerations
Chapter  26  The Pediatric Orthopaedic Population
Chapter  27  The Geriatric Orthopaedic Population

Mark Dutton, PT-Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mark Dutton is a Physical Therapist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 20 years of experience in practice and has authored several academic physical therapy textbooks.

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ISBN-13: 9781284139310

Image Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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