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No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology Essentials for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O'Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention.Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions.Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills.Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text.Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice.A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Concepts of Pathology|
|Problems Affecting Multiple Systems|
|Injury, Inflammation and Healing|
|The Immune System|
|The Integumentary System|
|The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems|
|The Cardiovascular System|
|The Hematologic System|
|The Respiratory System|
|The Gastrointestinal System|
|The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems|
|The Renal and Urologic Systems|
|Pathology Of The Musculoskeletal System|
|Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System & Metabolic Disorders|
|Genetic and Developmental Disorders|
|Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System|
|Soft Tissue, Joint and Bone Disorders and Metabolic disorders|
|Pathology Of The Nervous System|
|Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders|
|Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System|
|Central Nervous System Neoplasms|
|Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System|
|Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury|
|The Peripheral Nervous System|
|Online Only chapters:|
|Behavioral, Social, and Environmental Factors Contributing to Disease and Dysfunction|
|The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on Health Care|
|Environmental and Occupational Medicine|
|The Male Genital/Reproductive System|
|The Female Genital/Reproductive System|
|Laboratory Tests and Values|
|Summary of Standard Precautions|
|Guidelines for Activity and Exercise|
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