A comprehensive intro to the art,science, and practice of physical therapy
With Dutton's Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills, Second Edition, you get complete and well-rounded coverage of the practice of physical therapy (PT). This comprehensive introduction provides the conceptual framework you need to build a solid foundation in PT-including a historical perspective of the profession, an introduction to healthcare policy, and in-depth coverage of evidence-informed practice.
The book describes how movement evolves, how it becomes skilled, and how dysfunction can occur; illustrates the necessary skills you need to successfully practice PT; explains how to development areas of expertise, including how to enhance a patient's function in such tasks as bed mobility, transfers, and gait training; and much more. The author emphasizes both patient and clinician safety through the use of correct body mechanics, application of assistive and safety devices, and infection control procedures.
Mark Dutton, PT is a practicing physical therapist at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.