A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE ART, SCIENCE, AND PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills is intended to provide a foundation upon which to build a career in the challenging yet rewarding field of physical therapy. Written by a practicing physical therapist, this comprehensive textbook provides the conceptual framework necessary to understand every aspect of physical therapy and eventually perform physical therapy intervention. Included in this conceptual framework are a historical perspective of the physical therapy profession, an introduction to healthcare policy, and a definition of evidence-informed practice. In addition, various chapters describe how movement evolves, how that movement becomes skilled, and how movement dysfunction can occur or develop. Later chapters introduce you to the knowledge and practical skills necessary for the general practice of physical therapy and provide the groundwork for the development of specific areas of clinical expertise, including how to enhance a patient's function in such tasks as bed mobility, transfers, and gait training. Throughout the appropriate chapters, emphasis is placed on both patient and clinician safety through the use of correct body mechanics, the application of assistive and safety devices, and effective infection control procedures.337 338 FiGure 12-14 Trapezius muscle and its relationship to some ... the same recommendations for manual muscle testing advocated by Sapega11 can be used: a difference in muscle force ... Table 12-3 Muscles of the Shoulder Complex Scapular pivoters Trapezius Serratus anterior Levator scapulae Rhomboid majoranbsp;...
|Title||:||Dutton's Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2013-11-22|