Physical Therapy For Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-based Approach by Mary RahlinPhysical Therapy For Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-based Approach by Mary Rahlin

Physical Therapy For Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-based Approach

byMary Rahlin

Hardcover | July 14, 2016

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Cerebral palsy is the most common movement disorder encountered in pediatric physical therapy practice.Physical Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-Based Approachis a unique, comprehensive reference that focuses on physical therapy management of children with cerebral palsy through the analysis and synthesis of published research, and it offers evidence-based teaching and learning opportunities to a wide reading audience.

Inside, Dr. Mary Rahlin examines the current approach to the diagnosis and classification of cerebral palsy and explores the research evidence related to prognosis; medical management; and physical therapy examination, evaluation, and intervention for children with this condition.Physical Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsyanalyzes cerebral palsy as a lifespan condition and utilizes the framework ofInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Sections include:
  • Typical and atypical development of movement and postural control
  • Cerebral palsy as a development disorder
  • Medical management of alterations of body structures and functions by body systems
  • Physical therapy management, including theoretical foundation, research evidence, and practice
  • Normal and abnormal gait patterns and current evidence for orthotic management and assistive technology
  • Transition to adult life

Unique topics discussed:
  • Variability, complexity, and adaptability in motor development
  • The interdisciplinary team and effective interprofessional collaboration
  • Assessment and management of therapy-related behavior
  • Complementary and alternative interventions
  • Segmental kinematic approach to orthotic management via ankle-foot-orthosis/footwear combination

Other unique features include “Questions to Ponder and “Suggested Questions for Future Research at the end of each chapter. These are intended to generate healthy professional debate on a variety of topics, both in the classroom and in the clinic, and challenge the readers to plan new studies in search for evidence that will continue moving the pediatric physical therapy practice forward.

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Also included withPhysical Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsyis online access to video clips that accompany the text and highlight typical and atypical development, use of assistive technology, life span issues, and transition to adulthood.

Instructors in educational settings can visitwww.efacultylounge.comfor additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Physical Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-Based Approachis intended for physical therapy students, educators, residents, and experienced clinicians, including physical therapists, other members of the interdisciplinary team, and researchers working with children with cerebral palsy.

Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCSreceived her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and a Physical Therapist (“Therapeutic Physical Culture Instructor) Certificate from the State Central Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow, Russia. Subsequently, she received her Bachelor of Science and advanced Master of Science degrees in physical...
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Title:Physical Therapy For Children With Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-based ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.25 inPublished:July 14, 2016Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617110655

ISBN - 13:9781617110658

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Contributing Authors

Foreword byToby M. Long, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Introduction

Section I Typical and Atypical Development of Movement and Postural Control

Chapter 1 Theoretical Perspectives on Motor Development

Chapter 2 Variability, Complexity, and Adaptability in Typical and Atypical Motor Development

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Section II Cerebral Palsy as a Developmental Disorder

Chapter 3 Definition, Incidence, Etiology, Classification, and Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

Chapter 4 Alterations in Body Structures and Functions, Activity Limitations, and Participation Issues in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Chapter 5 Evidence for Prognosis for Ambulation, Employment, and Independent Living

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Section III Medical Management

Chapter 6 The Interdisciplinary Team and Effective Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS and Wendy Rheault, PT, PhD, FASAHP, FNAP

Chapter 7 Neurological and Neuromuscular Systems: Medical and Surgical Management of Alterations in Body Structures and Functions

Chapter 8 Musculoskeletal System: Medical and Surgical Management of Alterations in Body Structures and
Functions

Chapter 9 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Digestive, Integumentary, Urogenital, and Sensory Systems: Medical and Surgical Management of Alterations in Body Structures and Functions

Chapter 10 Pain Assessment and Management

Roberta Henderson, PT, PhD and Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Section IV Physical Therapy Management: Theoretical Foundation, Research Evidence, and Practice

Chapter 11 Physical Therapy Examination and Evaluation: Tests and Measures, Anticipated Goals, Expected Outcomes, and Tracking Progress

Chapter 12 Therapy Settings and Service Delivery Models

Chapter 13 Assessment and Management of Therapy-Related Behavior

Chapter 14 Therapeutic Approaches

Regina T. Harbourne, PhD, PT, PCS and Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS

Chapter 15 Common Intervention Strategies and Techniques

Chapter 16 Complementary and Alternative Interventions

Chapter 17 Significance of Manual Guidance in Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice

Chapter 18 Therapy Frequency, Duration, and Intensity Issues

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Section V Normal and Abnormal Gait Patterns and Current Evidence for Orthotic Management and Assistive Technology

Chapter 19 Normal Gait Kinematics and Kinetics

Elaine Owen, MSc, SRP, MCSP, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Chapter 20 Common Approaches to Orthotic Management of the Lower Extremity, Trunk, and Upper Extremity

Donald McGovern, CPO, FAAOP and Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS

Chapter 21 Segmental Kinematic Approach to Orthotic Management: Ankle-Foot Orthosis/Footwear
Combination

Elaine Owen, MSc, SRP, MCSP, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Chapter 22 Assistive Technology, With Emphasis on Positioning and Mobility Equipment

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Section VI Transition to Adulthood

Chapter 23 Cerebral Palsy as a Life Span Condition

Chapter 24 Planning Transition to Adult Life

Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP and Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS

Questions to Ponder

Suggested Questions for Future Research

Financial Disclosures

Index