Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation

  • ISBN 9780803622180

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Here is a practical, step-by-step guide to help understand the treatment process and to select the most appropriate intervention for patients. Superbly illustrated, in-depth coverage will show how to identify functional deficits, determine what treatments are appropriate, and then to implement them to achieve the best functional outcome for patients. This one-of-a-kind text uses case studies in the narrative and then visually on the accompanying DVD to present real-world clinical demonstrations of how the interventions selected make a difference in patients' lives. An extensive program of photographs and figures illustrates the narrative descriptions of the intervention strategies. Discussions address the foundational context for clinical decision-making and the conceptual framework for developing a comprehensive plan of care. Detailed coverage examines strategies and interventions to promote enhanced motor function and independence in key functional skills. Laboratory practice activities focus on task analysis and acquisition of psychomotor skills. Tables summarize the content, while also functioning as concise study guides.
'Clinical Notes' highlight key points and specific or unique aspects of an intervention; 'Red Flags' identify potential patient problems or precautions; ten video segments on the DVD, corresponding to the ten case studies in the book that present sample elements of the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the commonly seen clinical conditions in rehabilitation settings.
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