Goodman and Fuller’s Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition

By Charlene Marshall BS PTA

Gain an understanding of diseases and disorders to effectively assist the Physical Therapist! Goodman and Fuller’s Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition provides a solid background in pathology concepts and how they affect the role of the PTA in client rehabilitation. With an easy-to-read approach, chapters define each disease or systemic disorder, then describe appropriate physical therapy assessments plus guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for interventions. Case studies show how treatment ideas may be applied in everyday practice. From PTA educator Charlene M. Marshall, this market-leading pathology text provides the practical tools required to treat patients knowledgeably and effectively. It also includes a fully searchable eBook version with each print purchase.

  • Concise information on disease processes and systemic disorders provides a background in the underlying pathology of diseases, helping PTAs to ask their patients appropriate questions and to adapt therapeutic exercise programs.
  • Easy-to-follow format is organized to first define each disorder, followed by sections on clinical manifestations and medical management.
  • Chapter objectives, outlines, and vocab builders at the beginning of each chapter introduce the topics and terminology to be presented.
  • Medical Management sections address diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for each condition discussed.
  • Focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s role provides the PTA with specific guidelines to the rehabilitation process for patients with diseases and disorders.
  • Special Implications for the PTA sections allow students to easily reference information on working with patients with specific diseases or pathologic conditions.
  • Nearly 800 drawings and photos reinforce student understanding of diseases, conditions, and general pathology principles.
  • Standardized terminology and language is consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, familiarizing readers with the standard terminology used in PT practice.
  • Abundance of tables and boxes summarize important points, making it easy to access key information.
  • E-chapters add supplemental information on behavioral and environmental factors, the gastrointestinal system, the reproductive system, lab tests and values, and more.
  • NEW! Updated and revised content throughout provides students with the current information they need to be effective clinicians.
  • NEW! Clinical Pharmacology Spotlight provides an easy-reference summary of the basic pharmacology information for each pathology.
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