Wellness and Physical Therapy is 'the' textbook for DPT programs to incorporate into their curriculum to ensure their students meet the wellness-related requirements of CAPTE, APTA's Normative Model of Professional Physical Therapist Education, and APTA's Minimum Skills of Entry-Level Physical Therapist Graduates - and are thus perfectly prepared to provide holistic physical therapy to maximize patient outcomes.
Wellness and Physical Therapy includes over 1800 references and incorporates APTA's Guide's 3.0 and Healthy People's Leading Health Indicators. The APTA's Patient/Client Management Model is enhanced with holistic tools such as the Stages of Wellness, Brief Teach, Guided Exploration, and Motivational Education.
Whole chapters are dedicated to nutrition basics for physical therapists; nutrition diets including the whole-food, plant-based diet and it's massive benefits; obesity as a comorbidity; mental illness comorbidities; patient self-medication and cessation; medications (CBD, medical marijuana, herbals, supplements, etc); body-based complementary interventions such as acupressure and cupping; and mind-body complementary interventions such as Tai Chi and yoga.
The Special Topics chapter examines LGB cultural competence; patient beliefs of the meaning and purpose in life; African Americans and wellness; pelvic health and wellness; and the self-wellness of physical therapists.
The chapter "Holistic Physical Therapy Case Scenarios" encourages integration of knowledge, critical thinking, and peer collaboration. The Community Wellness chapter examines community wellness and provides an array of projects. The Virtual Physical Therapy chapter examines telehealth and provides instructions for student creation of a 'holistic physical therapy website.'
Woven throughout the textbook are case scenarios with patient images and lots of color to engage younger readers and enhance their learning experience. A breath of fresh air to the traditional dry textbook!