A comprehensive guide to neurological rehabilitation for physical therapist assistants (PTAs), Umphred's Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Third Edition presents contemporary, evidence-based principles and techniques for examination, intervention, and treatment for individuals with neurological conditions.
Umphred's Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Third Edition addresses a wide variety of pediatric and adult neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain-BarrÉ syndrome, and more. Drs. Lazaro and Umphred have updated this classic text to reflect current and emerging trends in physical therapy, including:
• The role of the physical therapist assistant in neurocritical care
• The PTA's role in management of clients with lifelong impairments and activity limitations
• Technology in neurorehabilitation
Also included is a new chapter on functional neuroanatomy, which provides the foundational background for understanding the relationship of the structure and function of the nervous system.
The text has been updated to reflect the American Physical Therapy Association's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0, the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning (WHO-ICF) enablement model, and the 2016 IV STEP Conference.
The Third Edition also features helpful instructor and student resources, including an instructor's guide and an updated online video library with new videos on patient management.
Umphred's Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Third Edition is the definitive resource for any physical therapist assistant faculty, student, or clinician interested in the physical therapy management of individuals with neurological conditions.