Fundamentals of tests and measures for the physical therapist assistant / Stacie J. Fruth, PT, DHSc, OCS, Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Carol Fawcett, MEd, Dean of Allied Health and Emergency Services, Prairie Heights, Ilinois
Book | Jones & Bartlett Learning | 2020
Available at WCTC General Collection (RM725 .F78 2020)
xx, 403 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The role of the physical therapist assistant in the physical examination -- Cultivating a therapeutic relationship -- Treatment considerations : preparing for treatment -- Introduction to physical therapy tests and measures -- Global observation, mental functions, and components of mobility and function -- Cardiovascular and pulmonary examination -- Integumentary examination -- Musculoskeletal examination -- Neuromuscular examination.
"Intended as a go-to reference for both PTA students and recent graduates alike, Fundamentals of Tests and Measures for the Physical Therapy Assistant considers the role of the physical therapist assistant in collecting subjective and objective data. The text is presented in two parts. The first part describes the role of the PTA in the patient examination process while establishing the fundamentals of subjective data collection. The second part then introduces the reader to the process of collecting objective data using tests and measures, with these tests and measures organized by the type of condition for which each would be most appropriate. Numerous skill demonstration videos, located online, are provided as reference for readers. Brief case examples, accompanied by sample documentation, enable the reader to understand each test and measure in the context of a patient scenario.
Fawcett, Carol, author.
Fundamentals of tests & measures for the physical therapist assistant
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