Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy, 2nd edition 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 Required Skills of Entry-Level Physical Therapist Graduates, and are thus perfectly prepared to provide holistic physical therapy to maximize patient outcomes.
Wellness and Holistic Physical Therapy, 2nd edition incorporates ATPA Guide's 3.0, Healthy People's Leading Health Indicators, and up to the minute evidence-based information. APTA's Patient/Client Management Model is enhanced with holistic tools such as the Stages of Wellness, Brief Teach, Guided Exploration, and Motivational Education. Research supporting traditional medicines (i.e., tai chi, cupping, acupressure, etc.) and 'forward thinking' concepts such as plant-based nutrition and CBD is explored and applied to the provision of physical therapy. Topics also include 'self-medications' (e.g., smoking and cessation), mental illness comorbidities, gender identity, pelvic health, African-Americans and wellness, self-wellness of physical therapists, and more! An entire chapter is dedicated to holistic physical therapy case scenarios, which can be used for small group assignments. Another chapter focuses on community wellness, and includes several types of community wellness projects. The 'Future is the Internet' chapter introduces tele-health and provides instructions for student creation of a 'holistic physical therapy website.' Woven throughout the textbook are case scenarios, images of mock patients, and lots of color to engage the reader and enhance the learning experience.