Here is the most comprehensive orthopedic textbook for physical therapist assistant students.
First laying the foundation of the role of the PTA within the orthopedic plan of care, this text offers students the fundamental knowledge needed to best understand how the PT evaluates a patient. From principles of tissue healing to detailed descriptions of the most common pathologies, tests and interventions for each body region, this text prepares the PTA for best patient education and care.
Full color Illustrations of the pathologies along with color photos of the interventions and techniques
Anatomy Tables summarize pertinent information about joints, muscles and connective tissue in each chapter.
Clinical alerts call attention to signs, symptoms or conditions the PTA should monitor for
CPG indicators inform the reader when a protocol is supported by an industry-accepted clinical practice guideline.
Bottom Line Boxes Summarize the key information about specific pathologies
Ebook, classroom & lecture planning resources. Includes image bank, PowerPoint slides, patient cases, review questions
Cases and answers
Orthopedics Interventions for the Physical Therapist Assistant