A clinical guide for physical therapist assistant students and practicing physical therapist assistants, Pocket Notes for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition provides quick, convenient access to information on normal values, assessment techniques, treatment suggestions, pharmacology, and pathology descriptions.
New content includes an expansion of gait topics, as well as the inclusion hydrotherapy/aquatic therapy, interferential current, mechanical spinal traction, and microelectrical neuromuscular stimulation. Also, information about balance and breathing activities has been added. With revised and updated information and references throughout, the Second Edition is a praised as a recommended resource for physical therapist assistant students and clinicians.
About the Author
Steven B. Skinner is a physical therapy educator and clinician with 25 years of professional experience. He earned his physical therapy credentials from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a masters degree in adapted physical education and a doctorate concentrating in health care education. Dr. Skinner has worked as a clinician and administrator in several major New York metropolitan health care facilities. He has also owned and operated a private practice.
Christina Hurley is a physical therapy educator and clinician with 16 years of professional experience. She earned her physical therapy credentials from Quinnipiac College and holds a masters degree in health administration. Ms. Hurley continues to work as a clinician, specializing in pediatrics and early intervention as well as general adult care.