Higher Education

Pocket Guide to Treatment in Occupational Therapy, 1st Edition

  • Carrie Stein
  • ISBN-10: 0769300251  |  ISBN-13: 9780769300252
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50



This text is a practical guide to the treatment of the most common disabilities encountered by occupational therapists, enabling students to identify treatment techniques and strategies that are relevant and appropriate. The treatment suggestions are pragmatic and user-friendly, serving as the initial step and a quick reference for planning treatment. The text is organized around the major disabilities: physical, psychosocial, geriatric, and pediatric diagnoses. Brief descriptions of the treatment techniques therapists use and definitions of terms relevant to treatment are included. The treatment suggestions are based on real-life clinical experiences and the philosophy of good treatment is clearly stated and focused upon in the course of treatment.

Features and Benefits

  • Definitions of terms associated with treatment in occupational therapy allow the clinician or student to communicate with clients in clear, direct language
  • Table of origin at insertion of muscles helps in planning treatment to create desired movement
  • Drawings of most common splints is a helpful resource to acquaint the user with the appropriate splints used
  • List of web site addresses of health organizations is an excellent reference for up-to-date information on specific disabilities

Table of Contents

Preface. Treatment Procedures for Alzheimer’s, Amputation, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Arthroplasty, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Blindness, Burns, Cancer, Cardiac Dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Vascular Accident/CVA, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits, Depression, Down Syndrome, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, Edema, Endurance, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Joint Mobilization, Learning Disability, Manual Muscle Test, Motor Control Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, Physical Agent Modalities, Post-Polio Syndrome, Range-of-Motion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Self-Care, Sensory Deficits, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weakness, Work Simplification. Appendixes.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carrie Stein

Carrie Stein, CMT, had over 32 years of experience as an acute-care multispecialty medical transcriptionist when she passed away in late 2015. Her long career included positions with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas. She began teaching online medical transcription courses in 2003, serving as an instructor for Gatlin Education and ed2go. In addition to this title, Carrie was the co-author of THE DICTATED WORD.