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    Just Published: Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Second Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 20, 2012 5:10:57 PM

    Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Second EditionWe recently published Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Second Edition by Olga Dreeben-Irimia. Designed specifically to help physical therapist assistants and physical therapist assistant students easily obtain helpful evidence-based information, it is a concise and condensed clinical pocket guide.

    • Covers the evaluative as well as interventional aspect of physical therapy
    • Offers immediate guidance concerning physical therapy data collection and interventions in various clinical settings including musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, geriatric, pediatric, and acute care
    • Portable and user-friendly format
    • Valuable resource for physical therapist assistant students during the education training program and throughout clinical practice

    The Second Edition features a new and unique look at physical therapy in acute care provided by PTAs. Acute care topics include musculoskeletal and neurological acute care, as well as the significant factors in acute care to consider while applying physical therapy to patients with endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and oncological disorders/diseases. It contains physical therapy terminology reflecting current physical therapy practice according to the APTA’s “Guide to Physical Therapist Practice” and also includes guidelines from the CDC and JCAHO. Appendices contain helpful balance assessment forms along with cardiac and integumentary patient education forms.

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4758-2 | Paperback | 536 pages | © 2013

    Topics: allied health, New Edition, physical therapy, Olga Dreeben, Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Olga Dreeben-Irimia, Physical Therapist Assistant Handbook

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