Clinical Decision Making For Physical Therapy Assistant

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Skinner, S. B., & McVey, C. (2011). Clinical decision making for the physical therapist assistant. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. This guide is built to help develop the essentials to caring for patients. To help people or students to make decisions to the pathway of Physical Therapy. The book then later proceeds to talk about internships and how to score a high grade for the NPTE which is the National Exam for Physical Therapy. A good thing about this book is that it can be used at any level of Physical Therapy Assistant education. Dreeben, O. (2007). Introduction to physical therapy for physical therapist assistants. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. In this book we see that it consists of five parts which are The Profession, Physical Therapy Specialties, Ethical and Legal Issues, and the Communication. Another factor is the development and evolution. Half of the textbook discusses rehab treatments and the culture of physical therapy itself. It is also mentioned on how to choose your specialty such as neurology, pediatrics, orthopedic and more Fetters, L., & Tilson, J. (2012). Evidence based physical therapy. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. This book mentions the five steps which is to focus on clinical questions, conduct a search, appraisal for the research, interrogation, and the evaluation. An interesting chapter is the chapter of finding the real diagnosis and finding out the specific treatments for them. Another interesting chapter is Chapter Four where the
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