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Description: 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