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For more than 25 years, Dr. Charles Ciccone has been the forerunner in helping physical therapists explore how medications affect patient rehabilitation. And he’s been updating his text ever since to make sure you stay on the brink of science and innovation as drug changes occur every day and expectations for your role continually evolve. With the 5th Edition, you’ll find even more case studies, review questions, information on vitamins and supplements, and expanded coverage of chemotherapy and cancer treatments.

Extensively illustrated and evidence based, Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines helps you effectively diagnose and manage musculoskeletal pain. It discusses diagnostic categories and their associated muscle and movement imbalances, and makes recommendations for treatment. Also covered is the examination itself, plus exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and the modification of functional activities. Case studies provide examples of clinical reasoning, and a companion Evolve website includes video clips of tests and procedures. Written and edited by the leading experts on muscle and movement, Shirley Sahrmann and associates, this book is a companion to the popular Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes.

  • An organized and structured method helps you make sound decisions in analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndromes, determining the contributing factors, and planning a strategy for management.
  • Detailed, yet clear explanations of examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management provide the tools you need to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, and develop the corrective exercise prescription.
  • Case studies illustrate the clinical reasoning used in managing musculoskeletal pain.
  • Evidence-based research supports the procedures covered in the text.
  • Over 360 full-color illustrations -- plus tables and summary boxes -- highlight essential concepts and procedures.
  • A companion Evolve website includes video clips demonstrating the tests and procedures and printable grids from the book.

Covering strategies for effective communication, Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 8th Edition provides the tools to help you establish positive patient relationships built on respect. Practical examples and scenarios show how to apply respect and professionalism to patients of various ages and levels of impairment. New to this edition is an Evolve companion website with video clips and simulation activities, each showing the principles of respectful interactions between health care professionals and patients. Written by an expert author team of Ruth Purtilo, Amy Haddad, and Regina Doherty, this resource addresses respect in the context of different practice settings, a diverse society, and difficult situations.



  • Patient Cases introduce the patient's point of view to illustrate key principles and encourage a more personal connection.
  • Reflections boxes challenge you to apply critical thinking skills and your personal experience to different scenarios.
  • Questions for Thought and Discussion at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge to a variety of situations.
  • Interdisciplinary approach addresses basic issues that apply to many different healthcare disciplines.
  • Strategies for effective communication are shown with patient examples and scenarios, applied to patients of all ages and with various levels of physical and emotional impairment.
  • An emphasis on respect and ethics sets up a basis for building positive relationships with patients.


  • Updated health care terminology keeps you current with communication in today's health care settings.
  • Expanded content on diversity reflects diverse patient populations and shows how to respect differences.
  • NEW author Regina Doherty brings an occupational therapy perspective to this edition.

Ideal for all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th Edition provides a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and current ethical issues. Expert authors Ruth Purtilo and Regina Doherty outline a unique 6-step decision-making process as a guide to making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients. They also suggest practical approaches to commonly encountered clinical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, information sharing, and end-of-life care. With this book, you will develop the skills you need to recognize, understand, and resolve ethical problems.

  • Unique! 6-step process of ethical decision-making provides an organizing framework for the steps to take in arriving at an ethical decision.
    • Step 1: Gather relevant information
    • Step 2: Identify the type of ethical problem
    • Step 3: Analyze the problem using ethics theories or approaches
    • Step 4: Explore the practical alternatives
    • Step 5: Act
    • Step 6: Evaluate the process and outcome
  • Patient stories begin each chapter with an ethical dilemma and frame the rest of the chapter, tying abstract principles to real-life situations and demonstrating the ethical decision-making process for each story.
  • Content on end-of-life care shows how to develop a caring response toward dying patients and identifies basic ethical concepts applying to patients with life-threatening conditions.
  • Unique! More than 100 Reflection boxes indicate important concepts and include space to jot down thoughts.
  • HIPAA and patient confidentiality information covers current laws and addresses what types of information are appropriate and inappropriate to include in the patient's medical record.
  • Questions for thought and discussion help you apply the ethical decision-making process to different situations.
  • Unique! Over 80 summary boxes offer a quick review of the important information in each section.
  • Unique! New coverage of biotechnology addresses the professional's role relating to environmental responsibility and the ecological costs of various health care interventions.
  • Unique! New content on the intersection of technology and ethics describes the impact of advances in medical technology in rehabilitative care, and helps you face difficult conversations where you must offer hope while presenting realistic outcomes.
  • Unique! New content on terrorism and disaster planning describes the ethical dilemmas professionals face in preventing terrorism and planning for disasters.
  • New topics on the ethical decision-making process include the concepts of care, distinguishing ethical reasoning as a distinct part of your clinical reasoning and professional judgment, and attention to caregivers.
  • New coauthor Regina Doherty, an occupational therapist, adds expertise and an OT perspective.

Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Applicationdraws from the most current research activity in the area to examine physical activity as a prerequisite to the good health and physical performance of children. The book also considers the effects of lack of exercise on children and the relevance of exercise to clinical pediatrics for children with chronic diseases.

While Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Applicationemphasizes clinically related issues, it provides comprehensive coverage of the child-exercise-health triad of importance to all professionals serving young people. The text identifies current research in the area of pediatric exercise. It also helps the reader to compare the exercise responses of healthy children to the responses of children with clinical impairments. In turn, readers will recognize the factors that can influence children's activity behavior, trainability, and performance.

The book contains three chapters related to the normal physiological and perceptual exercise responses of the healthy child. The next nine chapters consider the effects of exercise on children with clinical impairments, including asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy, and obesity.

A special feature is the coverage of children's trainability and the factors that can influence performance. The information, including environmental stressors on children, will be of interest to scholars and students as well as to coaches working in this area.

The book also has these features:

-Extensive graphic interpretation of the data—more than 250 illustrations

-Helpful reference tables

-Six appendixes on normative data, methods, energy-equivalent tables for different activities,scaling for body size, and a glossary of terms.
In Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Application,you'll find content you can apply in your daily work as a therapist, exercise scientist, physician, or other professional. You'll also find evidence-based rationale for the need for physical activity as a preventive measure and treatment of disease in children.

A comprehensive, evidence-based introduction to the area of lymphology, the book is directed mainly to the US audience and will appeal to an interdiscplinary field of health professionals. It describes the unique anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and the intimate relationship it shares with the venous system. It explores the differential diagnosis of the “swollen leg/arm”, which is often the presenting problem to the health care professional. The necessity of history taking, physical examination and laboratory studies are noted. Treatment methods are described as an introduction and psychosocial and quality of life issues are explored in depth. The book will appeal to primary care physicians whose cancer patients are sent to radiation oncologists (who themselves must be knowledgeable about possible lymphedema following treatment), to medical and surgical oncologists, as well as physical therapists, and every US medical school.

Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this authoritative manual teaches health fitness professionals and students how to appropriately conduct fitness assessment testing.

 The goal of this Fourth Edition of ACSM’s Health-Related Physical Fitness Manual is to provide a comprehensive overview of why and how to perform assessments of the five health-related components of physical fitness, namely body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness.

Features of the Fourth Edition include:

·         Reorganized and expanded information, including discussion of unique assessment principles and the major limitations of some assessment methods

·         Step-by-step instructions for assessment of health-related physical fitness and resources for interpretation of test results.

·         Updated references to ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Ninth Edition.

·         More than 110 boxes, tables, and figures to help the reader understand the concepts of health-related physical fitness.

·         Case study analysis at the conclusion of each assessment chapter and suggested laboratory activities to help students master the concepts of health-related physical fitness.

·         Available instructor resources include fully searchable online text, an image bank, PowerPoint slides, and a Test Generator.

 

The American College of Sports Medicine, founded in 1954, is the world’s largest sports medicine and exercise science organization with more than 45,000 national, regional, and international members and certified professionals in more than 90 countries. With professionals representing more than 70 occupations, ACSM offers a 360-degree view of sports medicine and exercise science. From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, the association of public health, health/fitness, clinical exercise, and health care professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives through science, education, medicine, and policy. For more information, visitwww.acsm.org, www.acsm.org/facebook, and www.twitter.com/acsmnews.

Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease: An Evidence-Based Treatment Model provides a comprehensive theoretical and clinical reference for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Marilyn Trail, Elizabeth Protas, and Eugene Lai, along with contributions from internationally recognized experts, bring together the discussion of theoretical approaches with the actual clinical treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Throughout Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease, clinical case studies and vignettes highlight evidence-based practice and provide practitioners with clinically relevant tools for treatment.

In addition to providing comprehensive treatment models for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, this unique text contains chapters devoted to psychosocial issues affecting patients with Parkinson's disease, assistive technology specifically for patients with Parkinson's disease, and home programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology that will be valuable aids for clinicians working with this patient population.

Some topics covered include:
• Review of pathophysiology
• Symptomatology
• Neuroplasticity
• Cognition impairment associated with Parkinson's disease
• Standardized instruments used to measure motor and cognitive function

With cutting edge information, expert contributions, and an evidence-based approach to treatment, Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease is a necessity for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists involved with education, clinical practice, or research.




There will always be a need for professionals to work collaboratively if they are to provide the highest standard of care. Interprofessional working encourages practitioners to understand the roles of other professionals and to learn from each other, as well as from service users and carers, to ensure the full benefit of this collaboration is realised. It is an essential element of both education and practice for today's professionals.

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care discusses the rationale, skills and conditions required for interprofessional working. In addition, it provides an overview of the roles and perspectives of different health professionals across a broad range
of expertise: education, housing, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, police, probation, radiography, social work and youth work.

The second edition:
• Offers a broad variety of case studies from a range of fi elds and settings.

• Includes a new chapter dedicated to interprofessional working with service users
and carers.

• Looks forward, offering brand new content on new and emerging roles such as
specialist paramedics and approved mental health practitioners.

This book is a valuable tool for students and practitioners across the health and social care discipline, employing engaging case studies and reflective activities to support learning about interprofessional and interagency collaboration.

The emphasis in this new book is on providing students with a foundation of all areas of Exercise Science. It provides a broad description of the field as well as an introduction of some basic science that the field relies upon. Career potentials in these fields are also discussed. Connection Website: (connection.LWW.com/go/brown).