Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy : From Classroom to Clinic, Second Edition

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Mar 092018

Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic, Second Edition is based on the teaching, research, and professional experiences of Drs. Margaret Plack and Maryanne Driscoll, who together have over 60 years of experience. More importantly it contains practical information that allows students, educators, and clinicians to develop optimal instructional strategies in a variety of settings. Clinical scenarios and reflective questions are interspersed throughout, providing opportunities for active learning, critical thinking, and immediate direct application.

Grounded in current literature, the Second Edition is geared for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, educators, and other health care professionals. By extending the principles of systematic effective instruction to facilitate critical thinking in the classroom and the clinic, and providing strategies to enhance communication and collaboration, the Second Edition has a strong theoretical basis in reflective practice, active learning strategies, and evidence-based instruction.


– A user-friendly approach integrating theory and practical application throughout
– Classroom/clinical vignettes along with integrative problem solving activities and reflective questions to reinforce concepts
– Key points to remember and chapter summaries throughout
– Updated references and suggested readings at the end of each chapter

In physical therapy, teaching and learning are lifelong processes. Whether you are a student, clinician, first time presenter, or experienced faculty member, you will find Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic, Second Edition useful for enhancing your skills both as a learner and as an educator in physical therapy.



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Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself

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Mar 072018

With information for patients and practitioners on optimizing mitochondrial function for greater health and longevity

Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What’s the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion: mitochondria and bioenergetics.

In Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine, Naturopathic Doctor Lee Know tells the epic story of mitochondria, the widely misunderstood and often-overlooked powerhouses of our cells. The legendary saga began over two billion years ago, when one bacterium entered another without being digested, which would evolve to create the first mitochondrion. Since then, for life to exist beyond single-celled bacteria, it’s the mitochondria that have been responsible for this life-giving energy. By understanding how our mitochondria work, in fact, it is possible to add years to our lives, and life to our years.

Current research, however, has revealed a dark side: many seemingly disconnected degenerative diseases have tangled roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. However, modern research has also endowed us with the knowledge on how to optimize its function, which is of critical importance to our health and longevity. Lee Know offers cutting-edge information on supplementation and lifestyle changes for mitochondrial optimization, such as CoQ10, D-Ribose, cannabinoids, and ketogenic dietary therapy, and how to implement their use successfully. Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine is an invaluable resource for practitioners interested in mitochondrial medicine and the true roots of chronic illness and disease, as well as anyone interested in optimizing their health.






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How to Sleep

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Mar 052018

Sleep is quite a popular activity, indeed most humans spend around a third of their lives asleep. However, cultural, political, or aesthetic thought tends to remain concerned with the interpretation and actions of those who are awake. How to Sleep argues instead that sleep is a complex vital phenomena with a dynamic aesthetic and biological consistency.

Arguing through examples drawn from contemporary, modern and renaissance art; from literature; film and computational media, and bringing these into relation with the history and findings of sleep science, this book argues for a new interplay between biology and culture. Meditations on sex, exhaustion, drugs, hormones and scientific instruments all play their part in this wide-ranging exposition of sleep as an ecology of interacting processes.

How to Sleep builds on the interlocking of theory, experience and experiment so that the text itself is a lively articulation of bodies, organs and the aesthetic systems that interact with them. This book won’t enhance your sleeping skills, but will give you something surprising to think about whilst being ostensibly awake.

Matthew Fuller has composed a revelatory and brilliantly original book. This richly insightful and multifaceted work will be indispensable reading for anyone concerned with the increasingly urgent problem of sleep. – Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory, Columbia University, USA Where do you fall when you fall asleep? Out of consciousness and into a state of quasi-death, or into an unconscious form of activity? Do you withdraw from the world or get projected upon it differently? Who is the subject of sleep? Like love, sleep makes us creative and vulnerable at the same time. It is a democratic state, yet inaccessible to phenomenological accounts: it does not even make sense to state: “I am asleep”, and yet sleep deprivation is torture. Arguing passionately that sleep is both our posthuman, animal core and a form of power, this original volume performs a series of sleep acts, ranging from insomnia, apnea, narcolepsy, to sleep-walking, doziness, cataplexy and plain not wanting to wake up. In a brilliant combination of aphorisms, meditations, snippets of self-help and shreds of critical analysis, the book explores the bio-politics of sleep, as well as its social, psychological and aesthetic aspects. This is Matthew Fuller at his best: witty, theoretically sharp and thoroughly enjoying his inimitable flair for paradoxes. – Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, The Netherlands






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Biomimetic Nanotechnology

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Mar 052018

The human body includes very effective and efficient technology, such as light receptors (eyes), chemical receptors (tongue and nose), and movement (muscles). This book explains how these functions work on the molecular level and then discusses nanotechnology that uses the same structure-function relationships.





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Managing Discovery in the Life Sciences

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Mar 042018

In this book, distinguished scholars Philip A. Rea, Mark V. Pauly, and Lawton R. Burns explore the science and management behind marketable biomedical innovations. They look at how the science actually played out through the interplay of personalities, the cultures within and between academic and corporate entities, and the significance of serendipity not as a mysterious phenomenon but one intrinsic to the successes and failures of the experimental approach. With newly aggregated data and case studies, they consider the fundamental economic underpinnings of investor-driven discovery management, not as an obstacle or deficiency as its critics would contend or as something beyond reproach as some of its proponents might claim, but as the only means by which scientists and managers can navigate the unknowable to discover new products and decide how to sell them so as to maximize the likelihood of establishing a sustainable pipeline for still more marketable biomedical innovations.

Advance praise: ‘The authors captured the magic of the biomedical industry from the inception of an idea through translational studies that lead to a product that can transform lives. Case studies illustrate the importance of scientific understanding, long periods of experimentation, willingness to take risks. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to better understand drug discovery.’ P. Roy Vagelos, Chairman, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Advance praise: ‘This new study by Philip A. Rea, Mark V. Pauly, and Lawton R. Burns provides useful information and insightful analyses of the biomedical innovation process.’ Henry Grabowski, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Duke University, North Carolina

Philip A. Rea, Professor of Biology and Rebecka and Arie Belldegrun Distinguished Director, co-founded the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management at the University of Pennsylvania. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he has received several prestigious prizes and awards for his pioneering research on membrane transporters and his creative science teaching, including the President’s Medal of the Society for Experimental Biology and a Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.



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Addressing the Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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Mar 042018

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death in the world today, with 4,500 people dying from the disease every day. Many cases of TB can be cured by available antibiotics, but some TB is resistant to multiple drugs–a major and growing threat worldwide.



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Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery, 3rd Edition

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Mar 032018

Now in its third edition, Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader’s hands by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. The book’s neuroplastic recovery model stresses repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals, and measuring progress to achieve optimal results. Researcher Peter G Levine breaks down the science and gives survivors evidence-based tools to retrain the brain and take charge of recovery.

In easy-to-read sections, Stronger After Stroke introduces readers to leading-edge stroke recovery information while simplifying the process to attain specific benchmarks. Also included is a sample recovery schedule, a helpful glossary of frequently used stroke recovery terms, and a list of resources for readers to research emerging stroke recovery options.

The new Third Edition of Stronger After Stroke features:
• Complete update of all chapters to reflect new knowledge about maximizing recovery
• The latest research insights applied to individual recovery programs
• Steps to cope with challenges at each stage of recovery and achieve success
• DIY strategies to save time and money
• New chapters on using electrical stimulation, reducing post-stroke pain, and understanding spasticity.






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Public Health Research Methods for Partnerships and Practice

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Mar 032018

Translating research into practice involves creating interventions that are relevant to improving the lives of a target population. Community engaged research has emerged as an evidence-based approach to better address the complex issues that affect the health of marginalized populations.

Written by leading community-engaged researchers across disciplines, each chapter covers a different topic with comprehensive guides for start-to-finish planning and execution. The book provides a training curriculum that supports a common vision among stakeholders as well as a survey of methods based on core MPH curriculum. Practical appendices and homework samples can be found online.

Public Health Research Methods for Partnerships and Practice will appeal to researchers and practitioners in community or government sectors interested in conducting community-engaged work.

About the Author
Melody S. Goodman is a biostatistician with experience in study design, developing survey instruments, data collection, data management, and data analysis for public health and clinical research projects. She has pioneered the implementation and evaluation of public health training programs for community health stakeholders in St. Louis, Missouri (Community Research Fellows Training) and Long Island, New York (CARES).

Vetta Sanders Thompson is a licensed, clinical psychologist with research and practice expertise in the measurement of cultural constructs, the psychosocial implications of race, ethnicity and cultural competence in intervention and service delivery, as well as community engagement. She is noted for her efforts to mentor clinicians and researchers committed to cultural competence and community engaged practice and research.






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Renal Failure

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Mar 022018

This book, which is entitled as Renal Failure: Diagnosis, Management and Potential Complications, introduces the advanced topics regarding renal failure including manifold findings of physiologic, pathophysiologic and clinical aspects in the kidney. The kidney plays a crucial physiologic role in the regulation of urinary formation, fluid balance, nutrition metabolism, blood pressure and other aspects in the living body. Renal failure is a condition of a decline or loss of kidney function due to deficiency of functioning nephrons. Acute renal failure is a syndrome, which is characterized by acute decline or loss of kidney function due to temporary disfunctioning or blocking of nephrons. Acute renal failure is a reversible condition and is a secondary manifestation, a complication of another underlying critical illness. Chronic renal failure is a condition of slow, gradual decline of kidney function due to irreversible destruction of nephrons. This book provides recent information concerning acute and chronic renal failure in clinical aspects, and is constituted in five chapters.



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Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: A Qualitative Study

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Feb 232018

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been regarded as a role model for the implementation of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), and is being closely watched by health care policy makers across the globe. This book examines Britain’s highly acclaimed approach to CEA and its international potential. It dissects the robustness of the agency’s technology appraisal processes as NICE evaluates innovative methods for diagnosis and intervention. Coverage provides a step-by-step explanation of the NICE appraisal process and examines its successes and limitations.






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