Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition
Michelle M. Lusardi, PhD, PT and Caroline C. Nielsen, PhD
This is a Pageburst digital textbook; The most comprehensive physical therapy text available on this topic, Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition provides clinically relevant information in a reader-friendly format. It provides essential information about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment, both pre- and post-intervention. Separate chapters cover each type of orthotic followed by clinical applications for typical and special populations, while the section on prosthetics provides an overview of the epidemiology of amputation and the criteria the physical therapist needs in order to determine the necessity for prosthetic limbs. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.
References the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition to keep readers up to date with the recognized standard in the field
Coverage of the latest equipment and technology helps readers understand current options for their patients
Additional case studies show the application of various situations leading to amputation
New information on the WHO disablement model, showing how it applies to orthotics and prosthetics
New chapters on orthotics in the management of neuromuscular impairment, orthotics in the management of musculoskeletal impairment, adaptive seating (unique!), and advanced training and athletics for persons with lower extremity amputation
Includes guidelines for pre-prosthetic training programs
Presents case vignettes as models of evidence-based practice and clinical decision making
Uses a multidisciplinary approach to demonstrate how physical therapists can best work with the rest of the health care team
By Michelle M. Lusardi, PhD, PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and Caroline C. Nielsen, PhD
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