Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a complete overview of the foundations of various neurological medical conditions and presents a wide array of clinical problems that a physical therapist assistant may encounter in the educational or clinical setting.
Darcy Umphred and Connie Carlson, along with 11 contributors, offer a thorough explanation of the PT to PTA delegation process that is both unique and comprehensive. Throughout the pages of Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant the PTA is provided with the necessary tools to effectively interact with and treat patients who suffer from neurological medical diagnoses. This text also covers a wide variety of neurological clinical problems that a PTA may encounter.
Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant presents specific examples of tests and measures and interventions that a PTA may use when treating patients with CNS damage. Multiple chapter offer one or more case studies that will aid students and practicing PTAs in the analysis of PTA roles and the delegation of specific tasks, as well as why a PT may not choose to delegate a task.
Also included is a brief discussion of selected pathologies and their progressions or complications, which gives the PTA a means to identify contraindications or changes in patient behavior that need to be reported.
- Interactive website access that provides the answers to the questions and case studies for each chapter.
- A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners and those used by the PT.
- Detailed descriptions of tests and measures and interventions used by the PTA.
- A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection.
- A discussion of disablement and enablement models.
The volumes of knowledge presented in this unique and detailed text ensures Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant will accompany the PTA throughout their education and into their career.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Darcy Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Constance Carlson, PT, MS Ed
Chapter 2: Normal Movement Development Across the Lifespan
Dale Scalise-Smith, PT, PhD
Chapter 3: Motor Learning, Motor Control, and Neuroplasticity
Darcy Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Chapter 4: Examination Procedures
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, MS, DPT, GCS
Chapter 5: Intervention Procedures
Darcy Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Chapter 6: Psychosocial and Cognitive Factors Affecting Therapy
Gordon Burton, OT, PhD
Chapter 7: Clients With Central Nervous System Insult at Birth: Cerebral Palsy
Kris Corn, PT, MS, DPT
Chapter 8: Clients With Genetic and Developmental Problems
Eunice Shen, PT, DPT, MS, PCS
Chapter 9: Clients With Spinal Cord Injury
Claire Beekman, PT, MS, NCS
Chapter 10: Clients With Traumatic Brain Injury
Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS
Chapter 11: Clients With Stroke
Jim Smith, PT, MA and Becky McKnight, PT, MS
Chapter 12: Clients With Degenerative Diseases: Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, MS, DPT, GCS
Chapter 13: Cardiopulmonary Issues Associated With Neurorehabilitation Patients
Christine R. Wilson, PT, PhD
Chapter 14: Complementary Therapies
Carol M. Davis, PT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
"They (the authors) have succeeded in presenting throughout the text specific duties of the PTA and this supportive role to the PT in diagnosis and treatment. Sections flow with descriptive titles and helpful photos, illustrations, charts and tables. Interventions are well described within the text and often supported with comprehensive photos. Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapists Assistant will be a welcome addition to my library and hopefully well-used in PTA programs."
— Michele Owens, PTA, ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
"This new book by Umphred and Carlson is one of the most comprehensive texts focused in the PT Assistants role."
— Jay Schleichkorn, PhD, PT, Dr. Jay’s E-Book Reports
About the Editors
Dr. Darcy Umphred graduated from the University of
Washington with a BS in Physical Therapy, from Boston University with a MS in
Allied Health Education, and from Syracuse University with a PhD in Teacher
Education and Theories of Learning. She has taught in both Physical and
Occupational Therapy Programs throughout the United States. Over the course of
her career, she frequently has taught educational programs both within and
outside the northern hemisphere. Her love for clinical practice has driven her
to question the “why’s” behind movement function and
dysfunction. She is the editor of the textbook Neurological
Rehabilitation that is in its 5th reediting process and is translated
into a large number of languages. She has received numerous awards locally,
within her state, and APTA sections, as well as being made a Catherine
Worthingham Fellow in 2003. In 2004, she retired as chair and professor of the
Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pacific in Stockton,
California and is now an Emeritus Professor. Her respect for the Profession of
Physical Therapy and the two educated professionals, the physical therapist and
the physical therapist assistant, has been demonstrated by her commitment to
the responsibilities and services both professionals play in the delivery of
physical therapy services throughout the world.
Ms. Constance "Connie" Carlson graduated from the University
of Evansville with an AS in Physical Therapist Assistance and a BS in
Psychology. She later returned to the University of Evansville and graduated
with a BS in Physical Therapy. She received her MS in Education from Mount St.
Mary’s College. She was the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant
Program at Mount St. Mary’s College for 12 years and has taught in the
college’s baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral entry-level Physical
Therapy Programs. She has been an advocate for the education and role of the
physical therapist assistant throughout her career on a local, state, and
national level, serving as a member of state government task forces and
committees related to the physical therapist assistant. She has served as the
Chair of the Education Section’s Physical Therapist Assistant Educators
Special Interest Group and provides presentations on the appropriate use and
supervision of the PTA on a local and state level. Her current professional
focus is working with people with neurological disorders in community-based and
wellness programs with an emphasis on enablement. Her love and respect for the
physical therapy profession and the physical therapist assistant drives her
commitment to enhancing the general public’s understanding of who we are
and what services the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant
provide to all of our patients and clients.
Related Web Site
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