Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext 3rd Edition
Roberta C. Weiss
ISBN-13: 9781418013172 | ISBN-10: 141801317X
© 2009 | Published |  400  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780766802940

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This work-text provides a basic understanding of the theory and clinical skills necessary to function as an entry-level physical therapy aide in different rehabilitation settings. The therapeutic modality procedures that an aide would perform are presented in a step-by-step format with detailed photos. A variety of review questions test comprehension of the material. Learning activities are provided at the end of each chapter for practical application.



  • SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
    Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy
    Chapter 2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
    Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide
    Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively
    Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
    SECTION II: ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
    Chapter 6: Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide
    SECTION III: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
    Chapter 7: Basic Structure and Function of the Human body
    Chapter 8: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
    SECTION III: MEDICAL DISORDERS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
    Chapter 9: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders
    SECTION IV: PATIENT PREPARATION
    Chapter 10: Safety in the Working Environment
    Chapter 11: Preparation for Patient Care
    Chapter 12: Turning and Positioning the Patient
    Chapter 13: Transferring the Patient
    SECTION V: PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES
    Chapter 14: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
    Chapter 15: Therapeutic Exercises
    Chapter 16: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
    Chapter 17: Specialized Clinical Procedures
    SECTION VIII: GETTING AND KEEPING A JOB IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
    Chapter 18: Obtaining a Job as a Physical Therapy Aide
    Appendix A: The Human Skeleton
    Appendix B: Major Muscles of the Body
    Appendix C: Procedure Evaluations
    Appendix D: Billing / Insurance Processing Practice Sheets
    Appendix E: Examples of Resumes and Cover Letters
    Appendix F: Practice Evaluation Test
    Glossary
    Index

    • Work-text format prepares learners to become entry-level physical therapy aides
    • Behavioral objectives and key terms enhance learning and review
    • Rationales for situational therapeutic treatments
    • Provides a background in anatomy and physiology as it relates to physical therapy
    • Full-color insert includes 21 individual illustrations of various structures and systems of the human body
    • Over 150 new photographs illustrate various clinical skills and physical therapy modalities
    • New chapters on the administrative role of the physical therapy aide and getting and keeping a job in physical therapy
    • Examples of strong resumes and cover letters
    • Multiculturalism in health care and the need for analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in the workplace
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  • Instructor’s Manual for Weiss’ Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext, 3rd
    ISBN-10: 1418013188 | ISBN-13:9781418013189
    List Price = 23.95
    The instructor’s Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.


  • As a respected writer and recognized educator, Roberta C. Weiss, LVN, Ed.D. has been involved in educating and equipping future and current professional for more than 30 years. She has specialized in the development of allied health and nursing courses for the Career College market and has worked with Pearson since 1990. In addition, Ms. Weiss has served as the Corporate Allied Health Program Manager for Corinthian Colleges, where she was responsible for overseeing, managing and developing all allied health programs. Ms. Weiss holds double bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and has been a licensed nurse since 1979.