Musculoskeletal examination and assessment

Musculoskeletal examination and assessment

: A handbook for therapists

by edited by Nicola J Petty, DPT, MSc, GradDipPhys, FMACP, FHEA, Dionne Ryder, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), MMACP, FHEA ; foreword by Jeremy Lewis, PhD, FCSP
15th September, 2017

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Now in its fifth edition, this core textbook continues to provide a comprehensive, systematic guide to the examination, assessment and clinical reasoning processes needed by clinicians when managing patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Nicola Petty is joined by Dionne Ryder in editing this new edition, which also sees an expanded number of specialist clinicians and academics contributing individual chapters.

Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment provides an invaluable guide to the technical and clinical reasoning skills involved in the differential diagnosis of joint, nerve and muscle tissues within a psychosocial model of health and illness. Three initial chapters outline the subjective and physical examination as well as the clinical reasoning process. Subsequent chapters provide details of the examination for each region of the body. This edition is designed for physiotherapy and musculoskeletal therapy students as they get to grips with contemporary clinical practice.

    • Provides a logical, clinically reasoned and evidence-enhanced approach to patient examination and assessment
    • Emphasizes a patient-centred approach
    • Presents key clinical concepts of leading therapists and researchers in the field of musculoskeletal therapy
    • Many drawings and photographs visually demonstrate techniques while enhancing descriptions in the text

      Clinical examples bring to life the clinical reasoning process

      An emphasis on consideration of the patient's perspective

      Reliability, validity, sensitivity and specificity of the physical tests are highlighted

      Vascular considerations are included throughout the text

      References updated throughout

      Details & Specs

      Series: Physiotherapy essentials

      Author: Nicola J Petty Dionne Ryder

      Publisher: Elsevier

      Format: Paperback

      ISBN: 9780702067174

      Publication Date: 15th September, 2017

      Pages: 472

      Dimensions: 235 x 190 x 21 mm

      Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)

      Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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