Designed as both a practical clinical reference and a comprehensive classroom text, the second edition of Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant meets the need of OTA programs for a focused, easy-to-use approach to physical dysfunction. This new edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to include areas such as work, habits of health and wellness, leisure and social participation, and activities and occupations of daily living.
- Special boxes provide snapshots of real-life situations and solutions.
- Case studies threaded throughout the chapters apply key concepts in a real-life setting.
- Selected Reading Guide Questions and Summaries help students assess and evaluate the material they have learned.
- Evidence-based content, including clinical trials and outcome studies, shows the evidentiary basis for OTA practice.
- Key Terms, and Chapter Objectives lay out essential information in each chapter.
- A client-centered approach to treatment and maintenance of health allows the OTA to include the client when making decisions about planning and treatment.
- Three new chapters cover information on Work, Habits of Health and Wellness, and Leisure and Social Participation.
- Expanded to reflect emerging practices and the changing field.