Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants

Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants

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Written specifically for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students, this text is an excellent introduction for physical therapist assistanta€™s education. This new edition includes updated information regarding the relationship between the Physical Therapist (PT) and PTA and key concepts of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice for better understanding of clinical guidelines. It also includes new information regarding clinical trends in physical therapy. Utilizing this text specifically for PTAs, instructors can introduce students to information regarding professionalism, professional roles, interpersonal communication, physical therapista€™s behavior and conduct, teaching and learning, and evidence based practice. This comprehensive text will provide a valuable resource throughout the physical therapist assistanta€™s education and training throughout the entire duration of the PTA program. New to Second Edition: Distinctive description of physical therapy developments from its Formative Years (1914-1920) to the APTAa€™s a€œVision and Application of Scientific Pursuita€ of today PTAa€™s usage of the APTA's a€œGuide to Physical Therapist Practicea€ Differences between physical therapy and medical diagnosis Contemporary clinical trends regarding wellness, health promotion and disease prevention Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, PowerPoint slides and TestBankIn all physical therapy practice settings, the physical therapist assistanta#39;s performance must be safe and legal. His or her performance also depends on many variables, including the type ofclinical practice, the environmental surroundings of ... refer to the physical therapist of record;the PTA may also take patient/client vitals, ask about pain level, and/or make other observations related to the patient/client.

Title:Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants
Author:Olga Dreeben-Irimia
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-22


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