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Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext, 3rd Edition

  • Roberta C. Weiss Instructional Designer, Allied Health Curriculum Specialist
  • ISBN-10: 141801317X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418013172
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999, 1993
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $193.50
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About

Overview

This work-text provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level physical therapy aide in different rehabilitation settings. The therapeutic modality procedures that an aide would perform are presented in a step-by-step format with detailed photos. A variety of review questions test comprehension of the material. Learning activities are provided at the end of each chapter for practical application.

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Features and Benefits

  • Work-text format prepares learners to become entry-level physical therapy aides
  • Behavioral objectives and key terms enhance learning and review
  • Rationales for situational therapeutic treatments
  • Provides a background in anatomy and physiology as it relates to physical therapy
  • Full-color insert includes 21 individual illustrations of various structures and systems of the human body

Table of Contents

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy
Chapter 2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide
Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively
Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
SECTION II: ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Chapter 6: Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide
SECTION III: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
Chapter 7: Basic Structure and Function of the Human body
Chapter 8: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
SECTION III: MEDICAL DISORDERS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
Chapter 9: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders
SECTION IV: PATIENT PREPARATION
Chapter 10: Safety in the Working Environment
Chapter 11: Preparation for Patient Care
Chapter 12: Turning and Positioning the Patient
Chapter 13: Transferring the Patient
SECTION V: PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES
Chapter 14: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
Chapter 15: Therapeutic Exercises
Chapter 16: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
Chapter 17: Specialized Clinical Procedures
SECTION VIII: GETTING AND KEEPING A JOB IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Chapter 18: Obtaining a Job as a Physical Therapy Aide
Appendix A: The Human Skeleton
Appendix B: Major Muscles of the Body
Appendix C: Procedure Evaluations
Appendix D: Billing / Insurance Processing Practice Sheets
Appendix E: Examples of Resumes and Cover Letters
Appendix F: Practice Evaluation Test
Glossary
Index

What's New

  • Over 150 new photographs illustrate various clinical skills and physical therapy modalities
  • New chapters on the administrative role of the physical therapy aide and getting and keeping a job in physical therapy
  • Examples of strong resumes and cover letters
  • Multiculturalism in health care and the need for analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in the workplace

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418013188 | ISBN-13: 9781418013189)

The instructor’s Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Kinesiology Foundations for PTAs and OTAs  (ISBN-10: 1401817912 | ISBN-13: 9781401817916)

The human body is amazing. All structures in the human body work together to provide locomotion and support; knowledge of how this takes place is critical to the fields of occupational and physical therapy. Kinesiology Foundations for PTAs and OTAs combines precise clinical information, practical applications, and detailed illustrations that allow readers to understand this rigorous subject matter. This book is designed to describe the structures and functions of muscles, bones, and ligaments of the human body. It further addresses the interactions between these structures to illustrate how movements are performed.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.50

Student Supplements

Kinesiology Foundations for PTAs and OTAs  (ISBN-10: 1401817912 | ISBN-13: 9781401817916)

The human body is amazing. All structures in the human body work together to provide locomotion and support; knowledge of how this takes place is critical to the fields of occupational and physical therapy. Kinesiology Foundations for PTAs and OTAs combines precise clinical information, practical applications, and detailed illustrations that allow readers to understand this rigorous subject matter. This book is designed to describe the structures and functions of muscles, bones, and ligaments of the human body. It further addresses the interactions between these structures to illustrate how movements are performed.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Roberta C. Weiss

As a respected writer and recognized educator, Roberta C. Weiss, LVN, Ed.D. has been involved in educating and equipping future and current professional for more than 30 years. She has specialized in the development of allied health and nursing courses for the Career College market and has worked with Pearson since 1990. In addition, Ms. Weiss has served as the Corporate Allied Health Program Manager for Corinthian Colleges, where she was responsible for overseeing, managing and developing all allied health programs. Ms. Weiss holds double bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Education, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration, and has been a licensed nurse since 1979.