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Implications for the
Physical Therapist
(Pathology) (Hardcover)

Cahterine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT
Kenda S. Fuller, PT, NCS
William G. Boissonnault, MS PT              

Publisher: Saunders
An Imprint of Elsevier Science


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The most comprehensive pathology text designed specifically for physical therapists, this book offers guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions with clients who have musculoskeletal or neuromuscular problems in addition to other significant medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, obesity, substance abuse, pneumonia, thyroid problems, etc.) Special implications for therapists are included in each discussion of specific diseases and comorbidities. Therapists can easily look up common illnesses, diseases, adverse effects of drugs, organ transplantation, laboratory values, and much more, to see how the patient's conditions might affect therapy and outcomes. Information about the etiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of each comorbidity helps therapists answer their patients' questions and offer useful patient education.


Section 1. Introduction 1. Introduction to Concepts of Pathology 2. Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Concepts Related to Health Care 3. Environmental and Occupational Medicine 4. Problems Affecting Multiple Systems 5. Injury, Inflammation, and Healing 6. The Immune System 7. Infectious Disease 8. Oncology 9. The Integumentary System Section 2. Clinical Medicine 10. The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems 11. The Cardiovascular System 12. The Lymphatic System 13. The Hematologic System 14. The Respiratory System 15. The Gastrointestinal System 16. The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems 17. The Renal and Urologic Systems 18. The Male Genital/Reproductive System 19. The Female Genital/Reproductive System 20. Transplantation Section 3. Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 21. Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 22. Genetic and Developmental Disorders 23. Metabolic Disorders 24. Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System 25. Musculoskeletal Neoplasms 26. Joint and Muscle Disorders Section 4. Pathology of the Nervous System 27. Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders 28. Infectious Disorders of the Central nervous System 29.  Central Nervous System Neoplasms 30. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System 31. Stroke 32. Traumatic Brain Injury 33. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 34. Cerebral Palsy 35. Epilepsy 36. Headache 37. Vestibular Disorders 38.  The Peripheral Nervous System 39. Laboratory Tests and Values Appendix A Summary of Universal Precautions Appendix B Guidelines of Activity and Exercise Index

Catherine Goodman, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Department, University of Montana; Medical Multimedia Group, Medical Writer, Missoula, MT.
William Boissonnault, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin?Madison, Program in Physical Therapy, Madison, WI; Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine Center of Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Scien
Kenda Fuller, ABPTS Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, South Valley Physical Therapy, PC; Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Affiliate Faculty, Physical Therapy Program










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