Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition

Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant

3rd Edition

By Gary A. Shankman, PTA, Rehabilitation Manager, Heritage Healthcare; Hillcrest South, Knoxville, TN and Robert C. Manske, DPT, MEd, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University; Via Christi Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Wichita, KS, USA


Part I: Basic Concepts of Orthopedic Management

1. Patient Supervision and Observation During Treatment

2. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Physical Assessment

3. Flexibility

4. Strength

5. Endurance

6. Balance and Coordination

Part II: Review of Tissue Healing

7. Composition and Function of Connective Tissue

8. Ligament Healing

9. Bone Healing

10. Cartilage Healing

11. Muscle and Tendon Healing

12. Neurovascular Healing and Thromboembolic Disease

Part III: Common Medications in Orthopedics

13. Concepts of Orthopedic Pharmacology

Part IV: Mobilization And Biomechanics

14. Fundamentals of Gait

15. Concepts of Joint Mobilization

16. Biomechanical Basis for Movement

Part V: Management of Orthopedic Conditions by Region

17. Orthopedic Management of the Ankle, Foot, and Toes

18. Orthopedic Management of the Knee

19. Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis

20. Orthopedic Management of the Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine

21. Orthopedic Management of the Shoulder

22. Orthopedic Management of the Elbow

23. Orthopedic Management of the Wrist and Hand

Part VI: Management of Orthopedic Conditions by Affliction  NEW!

24. Orthopedic Management of Rheumatic Disorders  NEW!

25. Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes  NEW!

26. Orthopedic Management of Bracing, Orthotics, and Prosthetics  NEW!

Appendices

A: Commonly Used Medications in Orthopedics

B: Reference Ranges for Commonly Used Tests

C: Units of Measurement and Terminology for the Description of Exercise and Sport Performance

D: Fracture Eponyms

E: Major Movements of the Body and the Muscles Acting at the Joints Causing the Movement