Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics

A Problem-Solving Approach


  • Karen Atkinson, MSc, GradDipPhys, CertEd, DipTP, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, London
  • Fiona Coutts, MSc, MCSP, Lecturer, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
  • Anne-Marie Hassenkamp, MSc, MCSP, MACP, Superintendent Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex

Drawing on their many years of experience in various orthopaedic settings, the authors of this valuable resource describe how to apply clinical reasoning to a diverse range of patient problems. The content of the book progresses logically from normal to abnormal findings and from simple to complex conditions. Engaging case studies and self-assessment sections help readers develop a reasoned and logical approach to the management of orthopaedic patients.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07406-6

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Problem Solving
2. Changes in the Musculoskeletal System
3. Recognition of Change in the Musculoskeletal System:Assessment
4. Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedics
5. Management of Fractures
6. Soft Tissue Injuries
7. Rheumatic Conditions
8. Total Joint Replacement
9. Bone Diseases
10. Gait Analysis in the Clinical Situation
11. Hydrotherapy