Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Pediatrics for the Physical Therapist Assistant,
Edition 1
By Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD

Publication Date: 13 Oct 2008

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No other textbook gives physical therapy assistants complete, focused insight into their role in treating and managing common pediatric conditions. You'll find coverage of topics ranging from neurological rehabilitation to sports injuries and congenital disorders, as well as in-depth discussions of atypical development and pathologies. Each chapter follows a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns.

Key Features

  • Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention.
  • Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills.
  • Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text.
  • Practice patterns and case studies are formatted according to the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice.
  • Evolve® resources for students provide additional online activities for learning and self-evaluation.
About the author
By Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Governors State University, University Park, IL
Table of Contents
Part 1: Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice

1. Development

2. Assessments

3. Interventions

4. Transdisciplinary Pediatric Teams

Part 2: Neurologic and Muscular Disorders

5. Cerebral Palsy

6. Traumatic Brain Injury

7. Shaken Baby Syndrome

8. Rheumatic Diseases

Part 3: Congenital Disorders

9. Arthrogryposis Multiple Congenita

10. Down Syndrome

11. Spina Bifida

12. Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Part 4: Other Pediatric Conditions

13. Burns

14. Limb Deficiencies

15. Asthma

16. Sports Injuries

Part 5: Special Considerations for Pediatric Practice

17. Therapeutic Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environment

18. Seating and Mobility


Appendix: Answers to Chapter Discussion Questions
Book details
ISBN: 9781416047506
Page Count: 261
Retail Price: £36.99
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