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Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E Book

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span   E Book Book
Author : Donna J. Cech,Suzanne Tink Martin
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2011-10-05
ISBN : 1437715486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Book
Author : Donna Cech,Suzanne C. Martin,Suzanne Tink Martin
Publisher : Saunders
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780721631745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 2nd edition of this expert text emphasizes normal development and function, examining how function is attained and how it can be optimized across the life span. Its logical organization and presentation equips readers with the background and tools needed to understand the components of functional movement. A solid grounding in normal development, including the cellular and systems changes that begin in the embryo and continue throughout life, enables readers to recognize, understand, and appropriately treat abnormal motor function.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Access Code

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Access Code Book
Author : Donna J. Cech,Suzanne "Tink" Martin
Publisher : W B Saunders Company
Release : 2011-09-06
ISBN : 9781455735709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Book
Author : Donna J. Cech,Suzanne Tink Martin
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2002-03-29
ISBN : 1416065377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 2nd edition of this expert text emphasizes normal development and function, examining how function is attained and how it can be optimized across the life span. Its logical organization and presentation equips readers with the background and tools needed to understand the components of functional movement. A solid grounding in normal development, including the cellular and systems changes that begin in the embryo and continue throughout life, enables readers to recognize, understand, and appropriately treat abnormal motor function. This new, expanded edition features enhanced content related to development of specific age groups, with a unique focus on the ongoing development of the healthy older adult. Specifically, the chapters dealing with the skeletal system, the cardiovascular and pulmonary system, and the nervous system have been extensively updated and more comprehensively illustrated.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span Book
Author : Donna Cech,Suzanne Martin,Suzanne C. Martin
Publisher : Saunders
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emphasizes normal development and function, examining how function is attained and how it can be optimized across the life span. Logical organization and presentation equips readers with the background and tools needed to understand the components of functional movement.

Growth and Development Across the Lifespan E Book

Growth and Development Across the Lifespan   E Book Book
Author : Gloria Leifer,Eve Fleck
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013-12-27
ISBN : 0323293565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives. Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle. Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book. Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development. Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age. Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips. Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access. Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan. Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions. Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information. NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care. Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and terminology at a glance. Bibliography is organized by chapter at the end of the book to facilitate additional research and study.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy E Book

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy  E Book Book
Author : Suzanne "Tink" Martin,Mary Kessler
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2020-05-05
ISBN : 0323661769
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whether your goal is to be a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant, this book’s comprehensive content will give you in-depth knowledge on the role of neurologic rehabilitation in the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments and explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, and motor development. Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 4th Edition provides a current framework for neurologic practice and focuses on the precise links between the pathophysiology of neurologic conditions and possible interventions to improve movement outcomes. The text also includes a new chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Helpful learning aids in each chapter include objectives and summaries, open-ended review questions, line drawings and photos, step-by-step illustrated intervention boxes, tables, and charts. Comprehensive content on the role of neurologic rehabilitation focuses on the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments and explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, and motor development. Open-ended review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge of material covered in the chapter. Case studies include subjective and objective observation, assessment, planning, and critical decision-making components, and provide context for you regarding the patient examination and treatment process. The text uses the language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice to ensure you are complying with the APTA best practices. Over 700 illustrations and photographs detailing anatomy, physiology, evaluation, pathology, and treatment enhance your learning resources. UPDATED! Best evidence for interventions; clear, concise tables; graphics and pictures; and current literature engage you in the spectrum of neurologic conditions and interventions. NEW! Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter covers clinical features, diagnosis, and intervention, with a special focus on using play and aquatics, to support the integral role of physical therapy in working with children and families with autism. NEW! Common threads throughout the Children section focus on motor competence as a driving force in a child’s cognitive and language development and highlight how meaningful, fun activities with family and friends encourage children with disabilities to participate. UPDATED! Neuroanatomy chapter provides a more comprehensive review on nervous system structures and their contributions to patient function and recovery after an injury or neurologic condition. UPDATED! Adult chapters feature updated information on medical and pharmacological management. NEW! The Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions assists you in measuring common outcomes in the examination and evaluation of patients. NEW! Emphasis on the evidence for locomotor training, dual-task training, and high intensity gait training are included in the intervention sections.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy Book
Author : Suzanne "Tink" Martin,Suzanne Tink Martin,Mary Kessler
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2015-06-24
ISBN : 1455740209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Editionhelps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne 'Tink' Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice. Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments.Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation.Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient's performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion - key to the treatment of individuals post stroke.Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book.Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly.Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA. NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.

Human Movement

Human Movement Book
Author : Tony Everett,Clare Kell
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010-03-22
ISBN : 070204413X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy Book
Author : Suzanne C. Martin,Mary Kessler
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 0721604277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition helps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne 'Tink' Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice. Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments. Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient's performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion - key to the treatment of individuals post stroke. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book. Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly. Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA. NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.

Human Development and Performance Throughout the Lifespan

Human Development and Performance Throughout the Lifespan Book
Author : Anne Cronin,Mary Beth Mandich
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 1305686241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human Development & Performance Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is ideal for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation disciplines. It provides a broad, occupation-based viewpoint of development and performance throughout all life stages with an emphasis on the factors that influence daily participation and optimal performance of desired daily life tasks. The authors use a life course conceptual model as an organizational foundation for clinical reasoning to help readers understand how to implement the activity- and participation-based goals and outcomes for therapy. Written by an occupational therapist and a physical therapist, the book incorporates chapters by leading experts in human development, giving users cutting-edge information and a wide range of perspectives. By integrating information from the International Classification of Function and Disability (ICF) with a developmental life-task perspective, the book gives both newcomers and experienced professionals an essential, contemporary frame of reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Umphred s Neurological Rehabilitation E Book

Umphred s Neurological Rehabilitation   E Book Book
Author : Rolando T. Lazaro,Sandra G. Reina-Guerra,Myla Quiben
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 0323641946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

UPDATED! Color photos and line drawings clearly demonstrate important concepts and clinical conditions students will encounter in practice. NEW and EXPANDED! Additional case studies illustrate how concepts apply to practice. Updated chapters incorporate the latest advances and the newest information in neurological rehabilitation strategies. NEW and UNIQUE! New chapter on concussion has been added. Separate and expanded chapters on two important topics: Balance and Vestibular.

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant Book
Author : Darcy Umphred,Connie Carlson
Publisher : SLACK Incorporated
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781556426452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a complete overview of the foundations of various neurological medical conditions and presents a wide array of clinical problems that a physical therapist assistant may encounter in the educational or clinical setting. Darcy Umphred and Connie Carlson, along with 11 contributors, offer a thorough explanation of the PT to PTA delegation process that is both unique and comprehensive. Throughout the pages of Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant the PTA is provided with the necessary tools to effectively interact with and treat patients who suffer from neurological medical diagnoses. This text also covers a wide variety of neurological clinical problems that a PTA may encounter. Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant presents specific examples of tests and measures and interventions that a PTA may use when treating patients with CNS damage. Multiple chapters offer one or more case studies that will aid students and practicing PTAs in the analysis of PTA roles and the delegation of specific tasks, as well as why a PT may not choose to delegate a task. Also included is a brief discussion of selected pathologies and their progressions or complications, which gives the PTA a means to identify contraindications or changes in patient behavior that need to be reported. Features: -Interactive website access that provides the answers to the questions and case studies for each chapter. -A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners and those used by the PT. -Detailed descriptions of tests and measures and interventions used by the PTA. -A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection. -A discussion of disablement and enablement models. The volumes of knowledge presented in this unique and detailed text ensures Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant will accompany the PTA throughout their education and into their career.

Clinician s Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment

Clinician s Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment Book
Author : Michel Hersen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-04-28
ISBN : 9780080490670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Given the vast amount of research related to behavioral assessment, it is difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of new developments. In recent years, there have been advances in assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, treatment strategies for specific disorders, and considerations of new ethical and legal issues. Keeping track of advances requires monitoring diverse resources limited to specific disorders, many of which give short shrift to child assessment, overlooking developmental considerations. Much of the existing literature is either theoretical/research in focus or clinical in nature. Nowhere are the various aspects of child behavioral assessment placed in a comprehensive research/clinical context, nor is there much integration as to conceptualization and treatment planning. The Clinician’s Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment was created to fill this gap, summarizing critical information for child behavioral assessment in a single source. The Clinician’s Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment provides a single source for understanding new developments in this field, cutting across strategies, techniques, and disorders. Assessment strategies are presented in context with the research behind those strategies, along with discussions of clinical utility, and how assessment and conceptualization fit in with treatment planning. The volume is organized in three sections, beginning with general issues, followed by evaluations of specific disorders and problems, and closing with special issues. To ensure cross chapter consistency in the coverage of disorders, these chapters are formatted to contain an introduction, assessment strategies, research basis, clinical utility, conceptualization and treatment planning, a case study, and summary. Special issue coverage includes child abuse assessment, classroom assessment, behavioral neuropsychology, academic skills problems, and ethical-legal issues. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective child behavioral assessment.

Sports Science Handbook I Z

Sports Science Handbook  I Z Book
Author : Simon P. R. Jenkins
Publisher : multi-science publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780906522370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy Book
Author : Karen Dodd,Christine Imms
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-03-08
ISBN : 1898683689
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a practical resource for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who support people with cerebral palsy, helping them to solve the problems with movement and other impairments that so often accompany cerebral palsy, so that they can be more active and better able to participate in roles such as study, work, recreation and relationships. The first chapters provide the background to the clinical reasoning approach that informs the whole text, as well as an overview of therapeutic interventions. The subsequent chapters present clinical situations that therapists will encounter in the course of their work with individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan. Each chapter describes a case in detail, including the reasoning behind assessment and treatment choices, interventions and outcomes. The themes emphasized throughout the book are the use of the clinical reasoning approach of the intervention process model, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework to help therapists inform patient and family decision-making, family-centred approaches in developing and implementing therapeutic strategies, and multidisciplinary team work.

Saunders Q A Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination E Book

Saunders Q A Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination   E Book Book
Author : Brad Fortinberry
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013-12-01
ISBN : 0323291120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With more than 1,000 study and review questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination provides the practice you need to succeed on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for Physical Therapist Assistants. Questions simulate the format of the NPTE, in terms of content and the proportional breakdown of topics, and include rationales along with page references to physical therapy textbooks. Written by physical therapy specialist Brad Fortinberry, this book also includes a companion website offering unlimited test-taking practice plus instant feedback. 1,385 multiple-choice questions reflect the format, content, and proportional question breakdown of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) as well as the terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Review and study features address the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant, focusing on the clinical application of knowledge, concepts, and principles necessary in providing safe and effective patient care consistent with best practice, and include system-specific questions on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, integumentary, and other systems. Practice tests mimic the NPTE, helping you prepare for the NPTE with confidence. Electronic test-taking option enables students to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests, and receive instant feedback for answers. Rationales for correct answers include textbook references to help in preparing for the certification exam. Timed format for sample tests simulates the actual examination experience and strengthens your prioritization and time-management skills. Content experts provide knowledge and insight across every specialty area covered on the exam, for a reliable, well-rounded review.

Pediatric Physical Examination Health Assessment

Pediatric Physical Examination   Health Assessment Book
Author : Susan S. Sawyer
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2011-11-09
ISBN : 1449677525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment explores physical examinations of pediatric clients from newborn through adolescence while providing key insights into how to conduct and assess them. A beginning guide for those learning to perform physical examinations on patients from birth through adolescence, this text describes the many examination techniques for infants and children throughout their development. Approaching each system from a developmental perspective, each chapter addresses a specific system divided into four major components: interviewing techniques, anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and normal variations and common abnormal findings all detailing how to approach each age group from infant to adolescent. Since treating pediatric patients requires building ease and trust, each chapter includes seize the opportunity suggestions to help you assess that part of the body readily available without being intrusive or causing fear and discomfort. Further, following many chapters is a case study that incorporates diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice.

Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy

Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy Book
Author : Toby M. Long,Kathy Toscano
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780781727990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This updated quick reference provides a contemporary perspective on pediatric physical therapy for both students and professionals. Following the "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice," this invaluable tool addresses growth and development, pediatric disorders, measurements, interventions, assistive technologies, and administrative issues--all in a rapid access format for daily consultation. For easier use, this edition features a larger trim size, with new boxes, figures, charts, and conditions. Separate chapters cover Intervention, Measurement & Disorders, and Assistive Technology. Expanded coverage of growth and development includes outcomes that occur when development is disrupted. Insurance coding information is also included.

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity Book
Author : Elizabeth Waters,Boyd Swinburn,Jacob Seidell,Ricardo Uauy
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-24
ISBN : 1444359290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century. Devising effective policy and practice to combat childhood obesity is a high priority for many governments and health professionals internationally. This book brings together contributors from around the world and showcases the latest evidence-based research on community and policy interventions to prevent unhealthy weight gain and improve the health and well-being of children. The authors highlight from the evidence available what is and what is not effective and provide recommendations on how to implement and evaluate promising interventions for obesity prevention. This book is an essential read for all public health practitioners, early childhood professionals, health care providers and clinicians working to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in their communities.