Umphred's Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Rolando Lazaro, Darcy Umphred
A comprehensive guide to neurological rehabilitation for physical therapist assistants (PTAs), Umphred’s Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Third Edition presents contemporary, evidence-based principles and techniques for examination and intervention for individuals with neurological conditions. Umphred’s Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Third Edition addresses a wide variety of pediatric and adult neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and more. Drs. Lazaro and Umphred have updated this classic text to reflect current and emerging trends in physical therapy, including: The role of the PTA in neurocritical care; The role of the PTA in management of clients with lifelong impairments and activity limitations; and technology in neurorehabilitation. Also included is a new chapter on functional neuroanatomy, which provides the foundational background for understanding the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system. The Third Edition also features helpful instructor and student resources. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com to access materials for teaching in the classroom. An updated online video library with new videos on patient management is available at www.healio.com/books/neuropta3evideos.