Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction recommended


Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, 7e

By Mary Vining Radomski

Health Professions, Occupational Therapy
  • Hardback
  • 9781451189216
  • November 2013
  • 1456 pages
  • List Price: £57.00
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Succeed in the course and master the concepts and skills you need to be an effective, reflective practitioner with Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, 7th Edition.  

The authors introduce the highly acclaimed, easy-to-understand Occupation Functional Model (OFM) in the first section, setting the stage for subsequent discussions that guide you through the assessment and treatment of adult patients with physical dysfunction from initial evaluation to treatment to follow-up.  

Featuring engaging and practical coverage, the Seventh Edition includes the latest research in the field, new activity analysis case examples, new photos, new online videos, and a streamlined organization that includes 45 chapters in the print textbook with three additional chapters posted online.

  • Develop a theoretical foundation to guide your professional decisions through the OFM framework used consistently throughout the book.
  • Access the best evidence for the effectiveness of the interventions discussed in the text with Evidence tables that summarize research studies.
  • Prepare for professional practice with Assessment tables that highlight the psychometric properties and the strengths and weaknesses of individual assessment methods.
  • Understand how chapter topics inform occupational therapy practice with Case Examples that describe both the occupational therapy process and the clinical reasoning behind the interventions.
  • Broaden your understanding of occupational therapy practice with Procedures from Practice, research notes, safety notes, clinical reasoning examples, and review questions.
  • Maximize your study time with learning objectives, clinical reasoning questions, and a comprehensive glossary.

Extend your learning online with a wide range of resources, including compelling videos that bring key concepts to life, answers to the book’s Clinical Reasoning questions, and Learning Objectives, as well as access to the fully searchable eBook online.






Chapter 1        Conceptual foundations for practice

Catherine Trombly Latham, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 2        Practical foundations for practice: Planning, guiding, documenting, and reflecting

                        Mary Egan, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), FCAOT

Claire-Jehanne Dubouloz-Wilner, PhD, OT (Reg.) FCAOT



Chapter 3        Assessing context: personal, social, cultural, situational

                        Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ


Chapter 4        Assessing roles and competence

                        Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L


Chapter 5        Assessing abilities and capacities: vision and visual processing

                        Orli Weisser-Pike, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV


Chapter 6        Assessing abilities and capacities: cognition

                        Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

                        M. Tracy Morrison, OTD, OTR/L


Chapter 7        Assessing abilities and capacities: range of motion, strength, and endurance

                        Lynsay R. Whelan, MS, OTR/L


Chapter 8        Assessing abilities and capacities: motor planning and performance

                        Khader A. Almhdawi, Ph.D, OT

Virgil Mathiowetz, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

Julie Bass, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 9        Assessing abilities and capacities: sensation

                        Jennifer L. Theis, MS, OTR/L


Chapter 10      Assessing environment: home, community, workplace access and safety             

                        Patricia Rigby, PhD, OT Reg (ON)

Oana Craciunoiu, M.Sc., OT Reg. (Ont.)



Chapter 11      Occupation: philosophy and concepts

                        Catherine Trombly Latham, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 12      Occupation as therapy: selection, gradation, analysis and adaptation

                        Catherine Verrier Piersol, MS, OTR/L

Chapter 13      Learning

                        Nancy Flinn, PhD, OTR/L


Chapter 14      Therapeutic rapport

                        Linda Tickle-Degnen, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA



Chapter 15      Upper extremity orthoses

                        Lisa Deshaies, OTR, CHT


Chapter 16      Construction of hand splints

                        MAJ Charles D. Quick, MS, OTR/L, CHT

                        MAJ Priscillia Bejarno, OTR/L, CHT


Chapter 17      Wheelchair selection

                        Brian Dudgeon, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Jean Dietz, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Margaret (Meg) Dimpfel, MOT, OTR/L, ATP


Chapter 18      Technology for remediation and compensation of disability

                        Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR, ATP


Chapter 19      Physical agent modalities and biofeedback

                        Christine M. Wietlisbach, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, MPA

F. D. Blade Branham, PT, DPT, CHT



Chapter 20      Optimizing abilities and capacities: range of motion, strength, and endurance

                        LTC Andrew Fabrizio, MS, OTR/L, CHT

                        MAJ Jose R. Rafols, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L


Chapter 21      Optimizing motor planning and performance in clients with neurological disorders

                        Joyce Shapero Sabari, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

                        Nettie Capasso, M.A.,OTR/L

                        Rachel Feld-Glazman, M.S., OTR/L


Web A             Optimizing motor behavior using the Bobath approach

                        Catherine A. Trombly Latham, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Kathryn Levit, Ph.D., OTR/L


Web B             Optimizing motor behavior using the Brunnstrom approach

                        Catherine A. Trombly Latham, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Web C             Managing deficit of first-level motor control capacities using Rood and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques

                        Catherine A. Trombly Latham, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Kathy Longenecker Rust, MS, OT


Chapter 22      Optimizing sensory abilities and capacities

                        Catherine A. Trombly Latham, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Karen Bentzel, MS, OTR/L


Chapter 23      Optimizing vision and visual processing

                        Jennifer Kaldenberg, OTR/L, MSA, SCLV, FAOTA


Chapter 24      Optimizing cognitive performance

                        Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Gordon Muir Giles, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 25      Restoring the role of independent person

                        Anne Birge James, PhD, OTR


Chapter 26      Restoring functional and community mobility

                        Susan L. Pierce, OTR, SCDCM, CDRS


Chapter 27      Restoring competence for homemaker and parent roles

                        Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L


Chapter 28      Restoring competence for the worker role

                        Valerie J. Berg Rice, PhD, CPE, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 29      Restoring competence in leisure pursuits

                        Carolyn Schmidt Hanson, PhD, OTR


Chapter 30      Optimizing personal and social adaptation

                        Jo M. Solet, MS, EdM, PhD, OTR/L


Chapter 31      Optimizing access to home, community and work environments

                        Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR


Chapter 32      Preventing occupational dysfunction secondary to aging

                        Glenn Goodman, PhD, OTR/L

Bette Bonder, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA



Chapter  33     Stroke

                        Anne Woodson, OTR


Chapter 34      Traumatic brain injury

                        Janet M. Powell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter  35     Neurodegenerative diseases

                        Susan Forwell, PhD, OT (C), FCAOT

Lucinda Hugos, MS, PT

Lois Copperman, PhD, OTR/L

Setareh Ghahari, PhD, MSc, BSc (OT)


Chapter 36      Orthopaedic conditions

                        Colleen Maher, OTD, OTR, CHT


Chapter 37      Hand impairments

                        Cynthia Cooper MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT


Chapter 38      Spinal cord injury

                        Michal S. Atkins, MA, OTR/L


Chapter 39      Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia

                        Alison Hammond, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), DipCOT


Chapter 40      Burn injuries

                        Monica Ann Pessina Ph.D, MEd. OTR

Amy Orroth, OTR, CHT


Chapter 41      Amputations and prosthetics

                        MAJ Sarah Mitsch

                        Lisa Smurr Walters, MS, OTR/L, CHT

                        LTC Kathleen Yancosek, PhD, OTR/L, CHT


Chapter 42      Cardiac and pulmonary diseases

                        Nancy E. Huntley, OTR/L, CES


Chapter 43      Dysphagia

                        Wendy Avery, MS, OTR


Chapter 44      Human immunodeficiency virus

                        Karin Opacich, PhD, MHPE, OTR/L, FAOTA


Chapter 45      Cancer

                        Mary Vining Radomski, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

                        Mattie Anheluk, MOT, OTR/L

                        Kim Grabe, MA, OTR/L

                        Shayne Hopkins, OTR/L

                        Joette Zola, OTR/L, STAR-C







Publication Month
November 2013
Edition Type
Seventh, International Edition

Product Format
Height x Width
5411 x 7011 mm
1429720 grams
Number of Pages
1456 pages

MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy