Physical Therapy for Children

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Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2011-01-24
Publisher(s): W B Saunders Co
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A comprehensive overview of any subject relating to children  April 5, 2011
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This textbook, now in its third edition, has now become the foundation of our field. In studying for the Pediatric Specialty Exam given by the American Physical Therapy Association, we, in our study group, have found this textbook to be an invaluable compilation of evidence-based therapy for virtually every major pediatric diagnosis requiring physical therapy intervention. We all thank you, Suzanne Campbell, for a thorough job well done.

Physical Therapy for Children: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Used as both a core textbook in PT programs and as a clinical reference, Physical Therapy for Children, 4 th Edition, provides the essential information needed by PTs, both student and professional, when working with children. Like the previous bestselling editions, the 4th edition follows the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and uses the IFC model of the disabling process as it presents up-to-date evidence-based coverage of treatment. In this latest edition, Suzann Campbell DeLapp, Robert J. Palisano, and Margo N. Orlin have added more case studies and video clips, additional chapters and Medline-linked references online, and Evidence to Practice boxes to make it easy to find and remember important information. Provides comprehensive foundational knowledge in decision making, screening, development, motor control, and motor learning, the impairments of body function and structure, and the PT management of pediatric disorders.Reflects a family-centered care model throughout to help you understand how to involve children and their caregivers in developing and implementing intervention plans.Emphasizes an evidence-based approach that incorporates the latest research for the best outcomes.Follows the practice pattern guidelines of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition which sets the standard for physical therapy practice.Features the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the model for the disabling process, emphasizing activity rather than functional limitations and participation rather than disability in keeping with the book's focus on prevention of disability.Provides extensive case studies that show the practical application of material covered in the text and are often accompanied by online video clips illustrating the condition and its management.Makes it easy to access key information with plenty of tables and boxes that organize and summarize important points.Clearly demonstrates important concepts and clinical conditions you'll encounter in practice with over 800 illustrations.Takes learning to a deeper level with additional resources on the Evolve website featuring:Over 40 video clips that correspond to case studies and demonstrate conditions found in each chapterHelpful resources, including web linksQuestions and exercises you'll find helpful when preparing for the pediatric specialist certification exam 10 additional video clips help you deepen your understanding of more disorders and their management.UNIQUE! The latest research is incorporated throughout the text with evidence-based boxes that make it easy to find evidence supporting case management.UNIQUE! The Evolve website now includes references linked to Medline abstracts for easy access to research cited in the text.Patient and client cases are accompanied by an Evidence to Practice box in the text that clarifies the evidence and provides related references to help you better understand many of the decisions made in each case.UNIQUE! Special topics such as gait, genomics, and assistive technology are covered in chapters on the Evolve website, making it easy to se

Table of Contents

Understanding Motor Performance in Children
Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Pediatric Physical Therapy
The Child's Development of Functional Movement
Motor Control: Developmental Aspects of Motor Control in Skill Acquisition
Motor Learning: Theories and Strategies for the Practitioner
Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation
Physical Fitness during Childhood and Adolescence
Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spinal Conditions
Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscle Atrophy
Limb Deficiencies
Orthopedic Conditions
Sports Injuries in Children
Management of Neurologic Impairment
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Children with Motor and Cognitive Impairments
Cerebral Palsy
Brachial Plexus Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Near Drowning, and Brain Tumors
Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Children Requiring Long TermVentilator Assistance
Cystic Fibrosis
Asthma: Multi-System Implications
Thoracic Surgery
Special Settings and Special Considerations
The Environment of Intervention
The Special Care Nursery
Community-based Services for Birth to Three Years
The Educational Environment
The Burn Unit
Transition to Adulthood for Children with Disabilities
Special Topics (Available on the companion Evolve website)
Gait: Development and Analysis
Genomics and Genetic Syndromes Affecting Movement
Assistive Technology
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