Book Review: The Color Atlas of Physical Therapy by Eric Shamus

A FULL-COLOR, CASE-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY ATLAS FOR CLINICIANS AND STUDENTS

The Color Atlas of Physical Therapy delivers a high-quality visual presentation of the disorders a physical therapist would most likely encounter in daily practice. Enhanced by more than 1,000 full-color illustrations and concise, evidence-based treatment recommendations, the book features a consistent design that makes information retrieval at the point of care fast and easy.

MOST CHAPTERS INCLUDE VITAL INFORAMTION SUCH AS:

Condition/Disorder Synonyms

ICD -9 and 10-CM Codes

Preferred Practice Patterns

Patient Presentation

Key Features:

Description

Essentials of Diagnosis

General Considerations

Demographics

Clinical Findings:

Signs and Symptoms

Functional Implications

Possible Contributing Causes

Differential Diagnosis

Functional Goals

Means of Confirmation:

Laboratory

Imaging

Findings and Interpretation

Treatment:

Medications

Medical Procedures

Referrals

Impairments

Tests and Measures

Intervention

Prognosis

References

Patient Resources

About the Author

Eric Shamus, DPT, PhD, CSCS has taught national and international continuing education courses on Orthopeadics, Sports Medicine, and Manual Therapy, with a focus on documentation and reimbursement. He is presently a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and works at an outpatient orthopedic facility in Fort Lauderdale.

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