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December 30 , 2008

Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Essential Components of Function and Movement


Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant: Essential Components of Function and Movement approaches the study of kinesiology by connecting function to the underlying components that make movement possible. Information is presented in a manner that enhances retention by incorporating applications in occupational therapy. With over 18 years of combined teaching experience, Jeremy Keough, Susan Sain, and Carolyn Roller present how aspects of movement enable or hinder function and engagement in daily activities using a top-down approach based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Second Edition. Benefits and Features: Occupational profiles describing actual client conditions at the beginning of several chapters Occupation/real-life based activities and questions at the end of each chapter Emphasis on function and identification of how and why movement occurs Range of motion and manual muscle testing, as well as kinesiological principles, now available in one text More than 300 tables and figures throughout the chapters Call out boxes that highlight and clarify key concepts A seamless integration of theory, fact, and practice Glossary of terms, Web resources, and range of motion norms Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant: Essential Components of Function and Movement provides occupational therapy assistant students with thorough explanations and learning activities that will put kinesiology into context. Students will also gain insight into the practice of occupational therapy through directed questions and problem solving to assist the client in achieving movement goals.
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