Rely on this state-of-the-art, multimedia resource to help you meet the expectations for today and tomorrow's health care providers. Review essential patient care skills--from positioning and vital signs to transfers and ambulation with assistive devices. Then learn how to transition to the "out-of-the-box" thinking you need to quickly and effectively respond to the myriad of unusual and unplanned circumstances encountered daily among patients. Step-by-step guidance walks you through biomechanical and neurological principles, collaborative patient/client goals and therapeutic alliance, overall rehabilitation efforts, and the changing reality of health care that demands higher levels of critical thinking and problem solving in a wider variety of situations. A wealth of full-color illustrations, icons, and tips break down complex topics into "bite-sized," more manageable pieces. Turn to the COMPANION DVD for extra practice--44 video clips feature clinicians performing the techniques described in the text.