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Therapeutic Exercise: From Theory to Practice / Edition 1

Therapeutic Exercise: From Theory to Practice / Edition 1

by Michael Higgins PhD, ATC, PT, CSCS
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  • Encompasses all of the content outlined in the NATA’s Educational Competencies and the knowledge and skills required to meet them.
  • Emphasizes the selection of procedures, techniques, and exercises based on clinical findings and patient progress.
  • Focuses on the science behind rehabilitation and the application of specific techniques in sports medicine.
  • Develops critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with guided decision-making, chapter-specific cases studies, laboratory activities, and skill performance.
  • Addresses the development of a thorough and well-constructed evaluation to develop a SOAP note that leads to an appropriate therapeutic exercise program.
  • Features a consistent organization in each section, beginning with joint anatomy, joint biomechanics (normal mechanics and pathomechanics) and joint arthrokinematics and descriptions of injuries and dysfunctions with an emphasis on the typical patient’s problem list and rehabilitation goals…followed by exercises for each joint…and concluding with boxes addressing the needs of special population, relevant taping and bracing, and case studies.
  • Includes laboratory activities and listings of clinical competencies/proficiencies to emphasize the relevance of each topic discussed in the chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803613645
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Concepts of Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

1. Introduction to Designing a Rehabilitation Program

2. Tissue Healing

3. Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation

4. Range Of Motion

5. Stretching

6. Joint Mobilization

7. Strengthening

8. Core Stability

9. Plyometrics

10. Isokinetics

11. Aerobic Conditioning

12. Aquatic Exercise

13. Proprioception

Unit 2. Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity

14. Rehabilitation of the Foot & Ankle Complex

15. Rehabilitation of the Tibiofemoral Joint

16. Rehabilitation of the Patellofemoral Joint

17. Rehabilitation of the Hip, Thigh & Groin

Unit 3. Rehabilitation of the Spine

18. Rehabilitation of the Pelvis & Sacroiliac Joint

19. Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine

20. Rehabilitation of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine

Unit 4. Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

21. Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

22. Rehabilitation of the Elbow & Forearm

23. Rehabilitation & Injury Prevention in the Overhead Athlete

24. Rehabilitation of the Wrist & Hand

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