Intended as a go-to reference for both PTA students and recent graduates alike, Fundamentals of Tests and Measures for the Physical Therapist Assistant considers the role of the physical therapist assistant in collecting subjective and objective data.
The text is presented in two parts. The first part describes the role of the PTA in the patient examination process while establishing the fundamentals of subjective data collection. The second part then introduces the reader to the process of collecting objective data using tests and measures, with these tests and measures organized by the type of condition for which each would be most appropriate.
Numerous skill demonstration videos, located online, are provided as a reference for readers. Brief, case examples, accompanied by sample documentation, enable the reader to understand each test and measure in the context of a patient scenario.
Features and Benefits
"This title offers the best of several popular books used in physical therapy education programs. Having the best information in one resource is advantageous."
-- Chris Noland, PTA, BS (Restore Therapy Services) Doody's Review
According to the authors, the intended audience is students, but both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in my clinic have used it as a reference on several occasions. It serves as a valued resource beyond its intended audience.