Prevention Practice : A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness

ISBN-10: 1556426178
ISBN-13: 9781556426179
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

The all-encompassing "Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness" successfully details the impact health promotion, health protection, and the prevention of illness and disability have on increasing the quality and length of a healthy life for individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Catherine Thompson along with eight contributors, all with diverse backgrounds in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and healthcare, present the fundamental health, fitness, and wellness concepts that are critical for providing preventive care to healthy, impaired, and at-risk populations as outlined in the "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice" and "Healthy People 2010." "Prevention Practice" includes screening tools for determining risk factors associated with common medical problems as well as resources for implementing prevention practice in clinical and community-based settings, including planning and marketing a prevention practice. Additionally, this unique guide offers suggestions for providing appropriate interventions (consultation, referral, education, resources, and program development). Some topics covered include: - Overview of holistic versus traditional medicine - A comparison of isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic exercises - Comprehensive physical health screening - Musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary impairments and developmental disabilities - Tips, letters, and "do's and don'ts" for providing advocacy to those in need of guidance Perfect for clinicians, students, allied health professionals, rehabilitation specialists, physical medicine specialists, and recreation therapists,"Prevention Practice" is a valuable resource for everyone in the areas of health, fitness, and wellness. Additional features: - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance table - Lifestyle Behaviors Screening questionnaire - Pathology-specific signs and symptoms - Women's health issues - Risk of injury based upon age, gender, and race - Nutrition screening for older adults

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Contributors
Preface
Prevention Practice: A Holistic Perspective for Physical Therapy
Healthy People 2010
Key Concepts of Fitness
Fitness Training
Screening for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Health, Fitness, and Wellness Issues During Childhood and Adolescence
Health, Fitness, and Wellness During Adulthood
Women's Health Issues: Focus on Pregnancy
Prevention Practice for Older Adults
Resources to Optimize Health and Wellness
Health Protection
Prevention Practice for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Prevention Practice for Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Prevention Practice for Neuromuscular Conditions
Secondary Prevention for Integumentary Disorders
Prevention Practice for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
Advocacy for Preventive Care
Marketing Health and Wellness
Managing a Prevention Practice: A Business Model
Appendices
Physical Therapy Patient Management Documentation
Developmental History
Resources for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Index

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