Neurorehabilitation For The Physical Therapist Assistant by Darcy UmphredNeurorehabilitation For The Physical Therapist Assistant by Darcy Umphred

Neurorehabilitation For The Physical Therapist Assistant

byDarcy Umphred, Ronaldo LazaroEditorDarcy Umphred

Paperback | November 29, 2013

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As the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) expands in the area of intervention approaches for neurological rehabilitation, theSecond EditionofNeurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistantoffers a timely update to reflect these emerging changes.

InsideNeurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second EditionDr. Darcy Umphred and Dr. Rolando Lazaro include a more comprehensive explanation and discussion of intervention techniques used in both pediatric and adult patient populations. Also included is a more thorough discussion of examination tools and their application because of the growing need for the PTA to identify the progress of the intervention using the tools from the initial examination and to complete the discharge examination.

Faculty will welcome the new and expanded instructor's materials for the classroom that include an online video library illustrating selected examination tools and intervention approaches. In thisSecond Edition, there are several video clips with Dr. Umphred demonstrating several clinical techniques that can enhance PTA practice. Additionally, an expanded study guide that provides case studies and Q&A for each chapter can be found on

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Editionnow includes a new chapter on documentation to help the PTA develop the skills necessary for clear record keeping as well as ensuring optimal patient care and reimbursement for services provided.

• A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners, those used by the PT, and those directly related to the PTA
• Detailed descriptions of interventions, tests, and measures used by the PTA
• Access to a website that includes an online video library and case studies, with new book purchase.
• A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection

Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Editionis the perfect resource for any physical therapist assistant faculty, student, or clinician interested in the physical therapy management of individuals with various types of neurological conditions.

Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTAgraduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Physical Therapy, from Boston University with a MS in Allied Health Education, and from Syracuse University with a PhD in Theories of Learning and Teacher Education. She has taught in both physical and occupational therapy programs throughout the U...
Title:Neurorehabilitation For The Physical Therapist AssistantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617110736

ISBN - 13:9781617110733

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Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributing Authors

Chapter 1 Introduction to Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, MS, GCS; Nelson Marquez, PT, EdD;
Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA; and Dennis Klima, PT, MS, PhD, GCS, NCS

Chapter 2 Normal Movement Development Across the Lifespan
Dale Scalise-Smith, PT, PhD

Chapter 3 Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neuroplasticity
Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Fritzie Arce, PT, PhD

Chapter 4 Intervention Procedures
Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS and Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Chapter 5 Examination Procedures
Patricia Harris, PT, MS and Lisa Ferrin, PTA, AS

Chapter 6 Psychosocial and Cognitive Issues Affecting Therapy
Gordon U. Burton, OT/L, PhD

Chapter 7 Documentation in Neurorehabilitation
Shannon Ryals, PTA

Chapter 8 Children With Central Nervous System Insult
Kristine N. Corn, PT, MS, DPT and Cynthia J. Hogan, PTA

Chapter 9 Clients With Genetic and Developmental Problems
Esmerita Roceles Rotor, PT, MAEd, PTRP; Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA;
Eunice Shen, PT, PhD, DPT, PCS; and Barbara H. Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, C/NDT, FAPTA

Chapter 10 Clients With Spinal Cord Injury
Bret Kennedy, PT, DPT; Kelly Ryujin, PT, DPT; and Claire E. Beekman, PT, MS, NCS

Chapter 11 Clients With Traumatic Brain Injury
Dennis Klima, PT, MS, PhD, GCS, NCS

Chapter 12 Clients With Stroke
Becky S. McKnight, PT, MS and James M. Smith, PT, DPT, MA

Chapter 13 Clients With Degenerative Diseases: Parkinson's Disease,
Multiple Sclerosis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, MS, GCS and Amanda A. Forster, PT, DPT, NCS

Chapter 14 Cardiopulmonary Issues Associated With Patients
Undergoing Neurorehabilitation
Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS

Chapter 15 Complementary Therapies or Integrative Health Care
Carol Davis, PT, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA and Megan E. Petrosky, PT, DPT

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