The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy - Volume 1


Edited by

  • Tim Ainslie, MSc, MCSP, MMACP, Senior Lecturer/Clinical Education Coordinator, Physiotherapy Programme, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently assessing patients in a range of physiotherapy specialties outside of the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology.

Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placements or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific assessment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties.

A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters.

Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 2 Treatment, Volume 1 Assessment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist.

A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the assessment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered.

Paperback, 314 Pages

Published: May 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3552-4

  • Chapter 1 Acute paediatrics

    Chapter 2 Amputees

    Chapter 3 Aquatic physiotherapy

    Chapter 4 Burns and plastic surgery

    Chapter 5 Community paediatrics

    Chapter 6 Community physiotherapy

    Chapter 7 Gerontology

    Chapter 8 Learning disabilities

    Chapter 9 Medicine

    Chapter 10 Mental health

    Chapter 11 Obstetrics and gynaecology

    Chapter 12 Oncology and palliative care

    Chapter 13 Pain management

    Chapter 14 Rehabilitation

    Chapter 15 Rheumatology

    Chapter 16 Spinal cord injury

    Chapter 17 Trauma orthopaedics



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