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  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:400
  • Paperback ISBN:9781735491233

Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy, 2nd edition

by Sharon Elayne Fair View author's profile page

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Overview

Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy is 'the' textbook for DPT programs to incorporate into their curriculum to ensure their students meet APTA's and CAPTE's wellness-related requirements and are thus well prepared to provide HOLISTIC physical therapy to maximize patient outcomes. Over 1800 references.

APTA's Patient/Client Management Model is enhanced with holistic tools including Brief Teach. Areas of emphasis include nutrition, including the whole-food, plant-based diet; obesity as a comorbidity; mental illness comorbidities; patient self-medication and cessation; complementary interventions such as acupressure, cupping, and Tai Chi; community wellness projects; and virtual physical therapy. There is also a Case Scenarios chapter to encourage integration and peer collaboration.

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! 

Description

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 explores patient sensitive areas such as sex, gender, sexual orientation & LGTB+ cultural competence; patient beliefs of the meaning and purpose in life; African Americans and wellness; and pelvic health and wellness. It also discusses 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! 

About the author

SHARON FAIR, PT, PhD

Sharon Fair earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of South Florida (1981), Master of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the City University of New York (1986), Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore (1993), PsyD from California Southern University (2000), and PhD in Education from Capella University (2005). As a PT, Dr. Fair has primarily worked in home health care. She also served as an associate professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2000 - 2008). She has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences and has investigated the self-wellness of PTs and student PTs. Dr. Fair is President of the Wellness Society, which she and her brother Michael co-founded in 1981. 

LATASHA BLANTON, DPT

Dr. Blanton authored the section "African Americans and Wellness" in Chapter 8: Special Topics. 

LaTasha Blanton, a Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2004, has owned and operated multiple private outpatient facilities for 10 years. In the recent past, she sold her practices and started a travel and tourism company, The Real South Africa, that allows her to live full time in South Africa. To keep up on her skills as a physical therapist, she owns and operates Jade Virtual Physical Therapy. Both in travel and virtual physical therapy, Dr. Blanton ensures her energy is at its highest positive vibration before engaging with a patient/client. She truly believes we receive the energy we give. Dr. Blanton has been married to Mark E. Blanton since 2007 and he is her business partner in all endeavors. 

JACQUELINE BOOTH, DPT 

Dr. Booth authored the section "Pelvic Health and Wellness" in Chapter 8: Special Topics. 

Jackie Booth has been working as a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for six years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stetson University in 2007 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Florida in 2014. Following graduation, Jackie underwent specialty training (including Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, 2B; Oncology and the Female Pelvic Floor; Oncology and the Male Pelvic Floor, Sacroiliac Joint Evaluation and Treatment, Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System; Coccyx Pain: Evaluation and Treatment; The Balloon Catheter – Application and Clinical Reasoning) and continues to attend courses through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Booth and her husband reside in Gainesville, Florida.

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