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The most comprehensive physical therapy text available on this topic, Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition provides clinically relevant information in a reader-friendly format. It provides essential information about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment, both pre- and post-intervention. Separate chapters cover each type of orthotic followed by clinical applications for typical and special populations, while the section on prosthetics provides an overview of the epidemiology of amputation and the criteria the physical therapist needs in order to determine the necessity for prosthetic limbs. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.
  • Includes guidelines for pre-prosthetic training programs
  • Presents case vignettes as models of evidence-based practice and clinical decision making
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach to demonstrate how physical therapists can best work with the rest of the health care team
  • References the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition to keep readers up to date with the recognized standard in the field
  • Coverage of the latest equipment and technology helps readers understand current options for their patients
  • Additional case studies show the application of various situations leading to amputation
  • New information on the WHO disablement model, showing how it applies to orthotics and prosthetics
  • New chapters on orthotics in the management of neuromuscular impairment, orthotics in the management of musculoskeletal impairment, adaptive seating (unique ), and advanced training and athletics for persons with lower extremity amputation
Product Details
ISBN: 9780750674799
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Pages: 904