Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702067174, 9780702067259

Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment

5th Edition

A Handbook for Therapists

Editors: Nicola Petty Dionne Ryder
Paperback ISBN: 9780702067174
eBook ISBN: 9780702067259
eBook ISBN: 9780702067167
eBook ISBN: 9780702067266
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th September 2017
Page Count: 512

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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.

Key Features

    • 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


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    About the Editors

    Nicola Petty

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK

    Dionne Ryder

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK