Start your physical therapy career path on the right foot with Introduction to Physical Therapy, 5th Edition. This comprehensive text offers an insightful and thorough overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy, including the latest topics and trends surrounding the industry. The first section walks readers through the key aspects of a career in physical therapy, including: roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, practice settings, the APTA, and laws, policies, and regulations. The second section then goes on to cover the practice of physical therapy: detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. Featuring a new full-color design, this new fifth edition incorporates a wealth of updated content, new photos, and numerous learning aides - such as chapter outlines, learning objectives, questions to ask, suggested readings, and review questions - to give readers the complete foundation they need to successfully grow their professional knowledge and skills.
Section 1: Profession 1. The profession of Physical Therapy: Definition and Development 2. Roles and Characteristics of Physical Therapy 3. The Physical Therapist Assistant 4. American Physical Therapy Association 5. Laws, Regulations, and Policies 6. Financing Health Care and Reimbursement in Physical Therapy 7. Communication in Physical Therapy in the Twenty-First Century Section 2: Practice 8. Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions 9. Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Conditions 10. Physical Therapy in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Conditions 11. Physical Therapy for Integumentary Conditions 12. Physical Therapy for Pediatric Conditions 13. Physical Therapy for the Older Adult Glossary
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