Physical Therapy Aide A Worktext

ISBN-10: 141801317X
ISBN-13: 9781418013172
Edition: 3rd 2009
Authors: Roberta C. Weiss
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Description: The only text available written specifically for individuals planning a career as a physical therapy aide, this worktext provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level PT aide in a variety of  More...

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List price: $261.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The only text available written specifically for individuals planning a career as a physical therapy aide, this worktext provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level PT aide in a variety of rehabilitation settings. Written at a very basic reading level, it is appropriate even for the most unsuspecting novices. The therapeutic modality procedures that an aide would perform are presented in a step-by-step format. New sections include information on Administrative Aspects of Physical Therapy which concentrates on the role the PT aide may be asked to play in the administrative workings of the physical therapy department, and Getting and Keeping a Job in Physical Therapy which provides an introduction to the basic skills involved in securing a job as a physical therapy aide. Additional content on the topics of rehabilitation procedures and physical therapy through the life span plus an introduction to the role physical therapy plays from gestation, to adulthood, to aging has been added throughout the text.

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.

Introduction to Physical Therapy
The Profession of Physical Therapy
Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide
Communicating Effectively
Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
Administrative Aspects of Physical Therapy
Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide
Scientific Principles
Basic Structure and Function of the Human body
Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
Medical Disorders and Physical Therapy
Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders
Patient Preparation
Safety in the Working Environment
Preparation for Patient Care
Turning and Positioning the Patient
Transferring the Patient
Physical Therapy Modalities
Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
Therapeutic Exercises
Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
Specialized Clinical Procedures
Getting and Keeping a Job in Physical Therapy
Obtaining a Job as a Physical Therapy Aide
The Human Skeleton
Major Muscles of the Body
Procedure Evaluations
Billing / Insurance Processing Practice Sheets
Examples of Resumes and Cover Letters
Practice Evaluation Test
Glossary
Index

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