Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition

Author :
By Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD
Master the PTA’s role in treating and managing pediatric conditions! Comprehensive yet easy to understand, Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition provides the knowledge and skills you need to succeed both in the classroom and ...view more

Master the PTA’s role in treating and managing pediatric conditions! Comprehensive yet easy to understand, Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition provides the knowledge and skills you need to succeed both in the classroom and in clinical practice. The text guides you through a myriad of topics including child development, assessment tools, intervention principles, neurologic and muscular disorders, and congenital disorders such as Down Syndrome, along with other pediatric conditions including limb deficiencies and sports injuries. This edition adds six new chapters including a chapter introducing Movement Systems Analysis for pediatrics. From a team of expert contributors led by PT clinician/educator Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, this book teaches not only the lessons learned from textbooks and research but also from children and their families.

ISBN :
9780323881425
Publication Date :
16-01-2024
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Master the PTA’s role in treating and managing pediatric conditions! Comprehensive yet easy to understand, Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition provides the knowledge and skills you need to succeed both in the classroom and in clinical practice. The text guides you through a myriad of topics including child development, assessment tools, intervention principles, neurologic and muscular disorders, and congenital disorders such as Down Syndrome, along with other pediatric conditions including limb deficiencies and sports injuries. This edition adds six new chapters including a chapter introducing Movement Systems Analysis for pediatrics. From a team of expert contributors led by PT clinician/educator Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, this book teaches not only the lessons learned from textbooks and research but also from children and their families.


New to this edition
  • NEW! eBook version is included with print purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
  • NEW! Six new chapters include The Movement System, Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT), Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Clubfeet, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and Orthotics.
  • NEW! Updated content includes musculoskeletal impairments, developmental impairments, and orthotics as well as contemporary cases with ICF and Movement system analysis discussion for cases.
  • NEW! Full-color design is added to this edition.
  • NEW! Updated references ensure that sources for content are completely current.

Key Features
  • Consistent approach in Disorders chapters first defines the disorder and then describes the pathology, clinical signs, and assessment and intervention, followed by a case study.
  • Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications, helping you build clinical reasoning skills as you connect theory to practice.
  • Format of case studies each is summarized in the WHO model format to familiarize you with the standardized terminology used in practice. Most cases include movement systems analysis to introduce the most current clinical reasoning strategies encouraged by the APTA.
  • Special boxes highlight important information with features such as Clinical Signs, Intervention, and Practice Pattern.
  • Learning features in each chapter include key terms, a chapter outline, learning objectives, review questions and answers, illustrations, and summary tables.

Author Information
By Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois