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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Provide the best care for your patients by improving your technical and decision-making skills with this all-inclusive text. From basic sciences to detailed information on specific technologies and surgeries, this comprehensive resource has the content you need to expand your expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This 4th edition includes updated, revised, and new chapters to ensure you have the most helpful and clinically relevant information available.

Hardbound, 744 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06942-0


  • Part 1: Fundamental Principles

    1. Tissue Response
    2. Exercise Treatment for the Rehabilitation Patient: Cardiopulmonary and Peripheral Responses
    3. Theory and Practice of Muscle Strengthening in the Orthopedic Patient
    4. Rehabilitation and Strength Training Concepts – NEW!
    5. Screening for Referral – NEW!
    6. Part 2: Upper Quarter

    7. Upper Quarter Evaluation: Structural Relationships and Interdependence
    8. Influence of Cervical Spine on the Stomatognathic System
    9. Dysfunction, Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine
    10. Differential Assessment and Mobilization of the Cervical and the Upper Thoracic Spine
    11. Arthroscopic Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder
    12. Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Elbow – NEW FOCUS!
    13. Dysfunction Evaluation and Treatment of the Wrist and Hand
    14. Reconstructive Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Wrist and Hand
    15. Mobilization of the Upper Extremity
    16. Defining the Core in Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Basic Exercises – NEW!
    17. Part 3: Lower Quarter

    18. Neuromuscular Rehabilitation—Advance Exercises – NEW!
    19. Dysfunction, Evaluation and Stabilization Exercises in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine
    20. New Advances in Lumbar Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation – NEW FOCUS!
    21. Lumbar Spine/ Hip/ Sacral Iliac Joint—Differential Soft Tissue Diagnosis and Treatment – NEW FOCUS!
    22. Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Hip Complex
    23. Dysfunction, Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee
    24. Surgery of the Knee and Rehabilitation Principles
    25. Normal and Abnormal Mechanics of the Foot and Ankle – NEW FOCUS!
    26. Overview of Foot Orthotics and Perscription
    27. New Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Rehabiliation
    28. Mobilization of the Lower Extremity
    29. Part 4: Special Considerations

    30. Soft Tissue Mobilization
    31. Somatosensory, Vestibular, and Visual Sensory Integration – NEW!
    32. EMG Analysis of Manual Muscle Testing and Exercise – NEW!
    33. Evaluation and Treatment of Neural Tissue Pain Disorders


      Appendix 1: Manual Therapy Techniques for the Thoracolumbar Spine


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