The most comprehensive text for the core orthopaedics course required in all physical therapy programs! Includes all of the necessary information to provide a high level of care to patients with any musculoskeletal dysfunction by integrating anatomy and biomechanics with treatment strategies. Features case studies, extensive illustrations, and guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which are integrated throughout.
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COVERS ALL ORTHOPAEDIC REHABILITATION NEEDS IN ONE BOOK
This textbook offers a breadth and quality of coverage not previously available to therapists. Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention provides students and practitioners with a valuable resource.
A Unique Combination of Assets
*Examination, evaluation, and intervention in one book
*Differential diagnosis, an in-depth chapter essential for evaluating direct-access patients
*Evidence-based focus — examination techniques and interventions clearly supported by published clinical studies
*Integration of APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
*Variety of treatment strategies reflecting the leading philosophies and the latest research
*In-depth coverage of therapeutic exercise, manual techniques, and functional training
*Intervention implications of the various stages of healing, plus postsurgical rehabilitation
*Concepts and assessment of function—full chapter
*Anatomy and assessment of CNS and peripheral nerves—full chapter
*Chapter on gait assessment
*Analysis and integration of upper and lower kinetic chains and their relationship to impairment
*Coverage of anatomy, biomechanics, and objective and subjective examination of the spine, pelvis, and each joint of the extremities
This comprehensive, well-illustrated text offers you all the information necessary to provide a high level of care to patients. Both students and clinicians of any level can use this book as a resource for an accurate biomechanical assessment and specific treatment plan design. Case studies and review questions are included.
Instructors and students visit the Online Learning Center (OLC) at www.duttononline.net.About the Author:
Mark Dutton, PT is a physical therapist with Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Health System (WPAHS). He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
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