Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy eTextbook


Finally… an OT approach to functional anatomy.

Authors: Nathan (Nate) Short, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, CHT; Joel Vilensky, PhD; and Carlos A. Suárez-Quian, PhD

Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy provides students with a solid foundation for understanding the science of purposeful movement. Lead author Nathan Short, a practicing OT, presents functional anatomy across the human lifespan through an occupation-based lens, in the context of clinical practice.

  • A comprehensive, occupation-focused approach to functional anatomy, goniometry, and MMT.
  • An “OT voice” that frames functional anatomy in the context of purposeful movement.
  • Anatomical illustrations and cadaver-dissection images for unrivalled visual instruction.
  • Instruction aligned with ACOTE standards and OTPF-4 concepts and terminology.
  • Great preparation for licensure exams and clinical practice.
  • Plus, a FREE companion OT Guide to Goniometry & MMT eTextbook that presents detailed video and photographic instruction for more than 50 common functional movements.
  • And a free augmented reality (AR) app; Ludenso Explore takes students on an immersive learning journey by delivering immediate access to goniometry videos, palpation videos, and digital content.

Bring your textbook anywhere you go!
Enjoy the same stellar content found in the printed copy with this enhanced, interactive eTextbook:

  • Enlarge images
  • Highlight key information to prepare for tests
  • Make notes for quick reference
  • Navigate directly to chapters and terms from the
    table of contents
  • Search for terms and definitions

Complimentary resources
Our student resources section has a wide variety of digital resources to support the Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy eTextbook, including the complementary eTextbook OT Guide to Goniometry & MMT. We also provide palpation videos, cadaver lab photographs, and hands-on learning activities. These resources are available for free to students who purchase Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy.

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  • We do not recommend reading our eTextbooks on smartphones because of the detail in our many illustrations. A larger screen will give you the optimal experience.
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