New Book by Darcy Umphred GlideCycle’s™ Invention GlideTrak™
Comprehensive sixth edition text in a chapter of Darcy Umphred's new book titled Neurological Rehabilitation includes the GlideCycle’s GlideTrak™, highlighting unweighted therapy for patients to recover with no stress to their joints.
Non-traditional approaches to neurological interventions in the Alternative and Complementary Therapies chapter include the movement approach, energy approach, and physical body system approaches therapies including GlideCycle’s GlideTrak™. GlideTrak's™
GlideTrak™ was designed to meet requests from doctors and researchers to bring the benefits of cost-effective, Body Weight Support Treadmill Training (BWSTT) to centers for sport training, fitness, therapy and rehabilitation. GlideTrak's™
“We are excited about the inclusion of GlideTrak in Darcy’s book,” says David Vidmar inventor and owner of Glidecyle’s GlideTrak. “The majority of physical therapy students and medical students specializing in neurological disorders study this book.”
Each of the chapters address a common theme and include:
UNIQUE! Emerging topics are covered in detail, including chapters such as Movement Development Across the Lifespan, Health and Wellness: The Beginning of the Paradigm, Documentation, and Cardiopulmonary Interactions.
UNIQUE! A section on neurological problems accompanying specific system problems includes hot topics such as poor vision, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pain.
A problem-solving approach helps you apply your knowledge to examinations, evaluations, prognoses, and intervention strategies.
Evidence-based research sets up best practices, covering topics such as the theory of neurologic rehabilitation, screening and diagnostic tests, treatments and interventions, and the patient's psychosocial concerns Information.
Case studies use real-world examples to promote problem-solving skills.
Non-traditional approaches to neurological interventions in the Alternative and Complementary Therapies chapter include the movement approach, energy approach, and physical body system approaches therapies.
Terminology adheres to the best practices of the APTA as well as other leading physical therapy organizations, following The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, the Nagi model, and the ICF World Health Model of patient empowerment.
Updated illustrations provide current visual references.
NEW chapters on imaging and robotics have been added.
Updated chapters incorporate the latest advances and the newest information in neuroscience and intervention strategies.
Student resources on an Evolve companion website include references with links to MEDLINE and more.
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About Dr. Darcy Umphred
Dr. Darcy Umphred graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Physical Therapy, from Boston University with a MS in Allied Health Education, and from Syracuse University with a PhD in Teacher Education and Theories of Learning. She has taught in both Physical and Occupational Therapy Programs throughout the United States. Over the course of her career, she frequently has taught educational programs both within and outside the northern hemisphere. Her love for clinical practice has driven her to question the “why’s” behind movement function and dysfunction. She is the editor of the textbook Neurological Rehabilitation that is in its 5th reediting process and is translated into a large number of languages. She has received numerous awards locally, within her state, and APTA sections, as well as being made a Catherine Worthingham Fellow in 2003. In 2004, she retired as chair and professor of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pacific in Stockton, California and is now an Emeritus Professor. Her respect for the Profession of Physical Therapy and the two educated professionals, the physical therapist and the physical therapist assistant, has been demonstrated by her commitment to the responsibilities and services both professionals play in the delivery of physical therapy services throughout the world. Ms. Constance "Connie" Carlson graduated from the University of Evansville with an AS in Physical Therapist Assistance and a BS in Psychology. She later returned to the University of Evansville and graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy. She received her MS in Education from Mount St. Mary’s College. She was the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mount St. Mary’s College for 12 years and has taught in the college’s baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral entry-level Physical Therapy Programs. She has been an advocate for the education and role of the physical therapist assistant throughout her career on a local, state, and national level, serving as a member of state government task forces and committees related to the physical therapist assistant. She has served as the Chair of the Education Section’s Physical Therapist Assistant Educators Special Interest Group and provides presentations on the appropriate use and supervision of the PTA on a local and state level. Her current professional focus is working with people with neurological disorders in community-based and wellness programs with an emphasis on enablement. Her love and respect for the physical therapy profession and the physical therapist assistant drives her commitment to enhancing the general public’s understanding of who we are and what services the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant provide to all of our patients and clients.
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