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Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy [Paperback]

Melinda Rybski PhD OTR/L
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September 15, 2011 1556429169 978-1556429163 Second
In Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Second Edition, Dr. Melinda Rybski presents the theoretical background for understanding the kinematics and kinetics of normal human physiological movement. Each specific joint is assessed in terms of musculoskeletal function, movements possible, and an overview of pathology that may develop.
Following these discussions, Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Second Edition addresses recognition of normal movement, as well as interventions or adaptations for those with movement impairment through theoretic principles associated with biomechanical and rehabilitation frames of reference. 
·         Hands-on activities to relate and apply conceptual information to actual case studies
·         Goal statements and theoretic principles for the frames of reference in discussion
·         Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 2E terminology and evidence-based literature supporting the assessments and interventions covered
Techniques of measuring musculoskeletal function include manual muscle testing, range of motion assessments, and assessment of coordination and hand function.
New to the Second Edition:
·         More evidence to support treatment options
·         More on assessment of individual joints
·         Access to online tutorials for goniometry and manual muscle testing, with new text purchase
·         Includes over 300 tables and images throughout
·         Practical application of surface anatomy to identify skeletal landmarks and muscles
·         Chapters  updated to address intervention frames of reference used in OT
Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Second Edition clearly outlines the need for an understanding of kinesiology in occupational therapy, providing occupational therapists with the evidence necessary to support their treatment strategies. 
You will receive access to Goniometry and Manual Muscle Testing interactive learning tutorials FREE for 120 days with your new text purchase of Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Second Edition. Watch the videos, read the text, listen to the experts explain the techniques—all at your own pace.
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 “It incorporates many important concepts and pushes the reader to understand information that is not typically addressed in occupational therapy texts. The author is to be commended.” 

- Sandi Spaulding, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

About the Author

Melinda Fritts Rybski, PhD, OTR/L, is a faculty member of the Occupational Therapy Division at The Ohio State University. Dr. Rybski graduated from The Ohio State University College of Allied Medical Professions with a bachelor of science degree in 1979 and a Master’s degree in 1987. She completed her PhD in 2010 with a degree from The Ohio State University, focusing on quantitative research, evaluation, and measurement. She has taught occupational therapy students for 25 years, with a primary focus on kinesiology, physical disabilities, and the practice of occupational therapy and Level I fieldwork. She has also taught or assisted with other occupational therapy courses, including Application of Neurodevelopmental Construct, Practice of Occupational Therapy in the Hospital Setting, Interpersonal Dynamics and Task-Oriented Groups in Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, Introduction to Alternative Research Methodologies, and Critical Phases of Life.   

Her clinical experience includes inpatient rehabilitation and acute, outpatient, and long-term care. She is currently serving on the Ohio Occupational Therapy Board, is a book reviewer for several publishing companies and for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and is section editor for the Health and Interprofessional Practice Journal.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated; Second edition (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556429169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556429163
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not great April 28, 2011
I used this textbook during senior year Occupational Science school in preparation for OT school. It is very poorly written. It makes things that aren't confusing extremely confusing, and it makes things that are difficult even MORE confusing. It is formatted badly with charts and diagrams very difficult to read. For instance, under labeled pictures, the labels are written in paragraph form instead of numbered bullets. This seems nit picky I know but it makes it extremely difficult to read when the list is long because everything is jumbled together. The author sometimes uses an entire paragraph of technical terminology to explain something that could be explained in one simple sentence. Rybski uses a tremendous amount of jargon that makes things tedious to read and decipher when it isn't necessary. I do understand kinesiology terminology and terminology of OT as well but she uses it unnecessarily so.

All in all the book is very thorough and I DO enjoy that it summarizes the material at the end. Those summaries have been very useful. Not all of the book is that bad, but some parts you'll roll your eyes at.

Most people will buy this book because they have to so this review won't deter people from getting it, so just be warned that it isn't the best book out there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book- Good Seller November 4, 2013
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I purchased this book because it was much cheaper than the new version that was required for my college course. It arrived quickly and was in good condition. This version is almost identical to the newer version with only a few changes. I was very happy with it.
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