Musculoskeletal Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice Patterns answers the call to what today's physical therapy students and clinicians are looking for when integrating the ""Guide to Physical Therapist Practice"" as it relates to the musculoskeletal system in clinical care. As a part of ""Essentials in Physical Therapy"" led by Series Editor Dr. Marilyn Moffat, ""Musculoskeletal Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice Patterns"" is edited by Dr. Elaine Rosen and Dr. Sandra Rusnak-Smith in a user-friendly format that not only brings together the conceptual frameworks of the Guide language, but also parallels the patterns of the Guide. In each case, where appropriate, a brief review of the pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, imaging, and pharmacology is provided. Each pattern then details two to five diversified case studies coinciding with the Guide format.
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Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, CSCS, a recognized leader in the United States and internationally, is a practitioner, a teacher, a consultant, a leader, and an author. She received her baccalaureate degree from Queens College and her physical therapy certificate and PhD degrees from New York University. She is a Full Professor of Physical Therapy at New York University, where she directs both the professional doctoral program (DPT) and the post-professional graduate master's degree program in pathokinesiology. She has been in private practice for more than 40 years and currently practices in the New York area. Dr. Moffat was one of the first individuals to speak and write about the need for a doctoral entry-level degree in physical therapy. Her first presentation on this topic was given to the Section for Education in 1977. Dr. Moffat completed a 6-year term as the President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1997. Prior to that she had served on the APTA Board of Directors for 6 years and also as President of the New York Physical Therapy Association for 4 years. During her term as President of the APTA, she played a major role in the development of the Association's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and was project editor of the Second Edition of the Guide. Among her many publications is the American Physical Therapy Association's Book of Body Maintenance and Repair. As part of her commitment to research, Dr. Moffat serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Physical Therapy, was a previous member of the Financial Advisory Committee, and has done major fundraising for them over the years. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) as the North American/Caribbean Regional Representative, and she was a member of the WCPT Task Force to develop an international definition of physical therapy. She coordinated the efforts to develop international standards for physical therapist education and for physical therapy practice around the world. She has given more than 800 professional presentations throughout her practice lifetime, and she has taught and provided consultation services in Taiwan, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Panama City, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. Her diversified background is exemplified by the vast number of APTA and New York Physical Therapy Association committees and task forces on which she has served or chaired. She has served as Editor of Physical Therapy, the official publication of the Association. She was also instrumental in the early development of the TriAlliance of Rehabilitation Professionals, composed of the APTA, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been an Associate of the Council of Public Representatives of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Moffat is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA. She has been the recipient of APTA's Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award; the WCPT's Mildred Elson Award for International Leadership; the APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award; the Robert G. Dicus Private Practice Section APTA Award for contributions to private practice; Outstanding Service Awards from the New York Physical Therapy Association and from the APTA; the Ambassador Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association; the Howard A. Rusk Humanitarian Award from the World Rehabilitation Fund; the United Cerebral Palsy Citation for Service; the Sawadi Skulkai Lecture Award from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand; New York University's Founders Day Award; the University of Florida's Barbara C. White Lecture Award; the Massachusetts General's Ionta Lecture Award; the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist's Alan Walker Memorial Lecture Award; the APTA Minority Affairs Diversity 2000 Award; and the Section of Health Policy's R. Charles Harker Policy Maker Award. In addition, the New York Physical Therapy Association also named its leadership award after her. She was the APTA's 2004 Mary McMillan Lecturer, the Association's highest award. Dr. Moffat has been listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. She is also currently on the Board of Directors of the World Rehabilitation Fund and is a member of the Executive Committee. In addition to her professional associations, she was elected to be a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Lambda Theta. Dr. Moffat has served on a Citizen's Advisory Council of the New York State Assembly Task Force on the Disabled, has been a member of the State Board for Physical Therapy in New York, has served as a consultant to the New York City Police Department, and has been a member of the Boards of Trustees of Children's Village and the Four Oaks Foundation. The Nassau County Fine Arts Museum, the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Medicine Campaign Committee, Saint John's Church of Lattingtown, and the Nassau County American Red Cross have been the recipients of her volunteer services. Elaine Rosen, PT, DHSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, received her BS in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1973, Master in Science in Work Physiology from Long Island University in 1977 and Doctor of Health Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 1998. Dr. Rosen is an associate professor at Hunter College Program in Physical Therapy in New York City. She is also a partner in Queens Physical Therapy Associates in Forest Hills, New York. She has been in practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Rosen served as Director of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association from 1994 through 1999. She has served in many other capacities on the state and local levels of the APTA. Dr. Rosen has authored Musculoskeletal Examination published by Blackwell Publishing in 1996 and 2002. She has also authored chapters and articles in other professional books and journals. Over her career she has given many professional presentations and has taught in Puerto Rico and Israel. She has served as a guest lecturer at New York University and Touro College. Dr. Rosen was the recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award, Hunter College, Schools of the Health Professions, April 22, 2004. She was awarded the 2003 James A. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy given by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. She has been listed in Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Sandra Rusnak-Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, received her Certificate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1976, Master in Art from New York University in 1994, and Doctor of Health Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2002. Dr. Rusnak-Smith has been an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College, Touro College, Downstate, and Long Island University. She is also a partner in Queens Physical Therapy Associates in Forest Hills, New York. She has been in practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Rusnak-Smith has served in many capacities on the state and local levels of the APTA and has been the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from New York Chapter. Dr. Rusnak-Smith has authored a chapter on the Thoracic Spine and published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Over her career she has given many professional presentations.
..".how very impressed I am with this content. Very thorough-very easy for faculty and students to use in coursework. What a wonderful contribution to the profession." -- Carol M. Davis, PT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL "This would serve well as a professional refresher as well as a study guide and reference for students." -- SciTech Book News "In summary, this text lives up to expectations and stated purpose of the authors. This text is a necessary step toward defining musculoskeletal practice patterns and to continue the validation process of these patterns. The case study format in the text provides an easy to follow practical application of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice for students, educators, and clinicians. The cases selected were very representative of the impairment patterns. The overview of diagnostic testing, pharmacology, and psychological aspects of the patterns I found highly informative. . . serves as an excellent resource for integrating the Guide for students and all clinicians. I would highly recommend this textbook to students, educators, and clinicians who want to enhance their understanding of the Guideand to improve their comprehensive approach to the 5 elements of patient/client management. Congratulations to the authors and editors on achieving another important step toward APTA's Vision 2020." -- Timothy J. McMahon, MPT, OCS, Orthopaedic Practice "Tables and figures are effectively used to supplement information in the text. . . References, included in each chapter, provide evidence-based support for many of the examination and treatment methods. The editors and contributors have developed a unique text that provides comprehensive clinical case examples in the application of the Guide. This text will be a useful resource for physical therapist clinicians, educators, and students seeking understanding of how to thoroughly apply the Guide to clinical practice." -- Michael Rosenthal, PT, DSc, SCS, ECS, ATC, Physical Therapy "Dr. Moffat, Dr. Elaine Rosen, and Dr. Sandra Rusnak-Smith have recruited an outstanding group of expert clinicians and educators for Musculoskeletal Essentials. Case after patient case is presented providing varied clinical scenarios that will inform and challenge the student as well as the experienced clinician. The authors draw on their extensive patient care and post-professional educational experiences to illustrate clinical decision making at its best. Upon completion of the book, the reader will be well-versed in the patient/client management, disablement, and evidenced-based practice models as they apply to patient populations with primary orthopedic conditions. Drs. Moffat, Rosen, and Rusnak-Smith and the contributing authors are to be commended." -- William Boissonnault, PT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
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