Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment

4th Edition

A Handbook for Therapists with PAGEBURST Access


  • Nicola Petty
  • Key Features

    • Provides a logical approach to patient examination to enhance clinical reasoning
    • Presents key concepts of leading therapists and researchers in the field of manual therapy
    • Emphasizes a patient-centred approach
    • Templated step-by-step sequence of illustrations and text creates an accessible tool for use in teaching and practice
    • New 2-colour drawings and photographs visually demonstrate techniques

    Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword from the first edition
    Foreword from the third edition

    1 Introduction
    Nicola J Petty

    2 Subjective examination
    Dionne Ryder

    3 Physical examination
    Dionne Ryder

    4 Assessment
    Laura Finucane

    5 Examination of the temporomandibular region
    Roger Kerry

    6 Examination of the upper cervical region
    Roger Kerry

    7 Examination of the cervicothoracic region
    Roger Kerry

    8 Examination of the thoracic region
    Linda Exelby

    9 Examination of the shoulder region
    Chris Mercer & Colette Ridehalgh

    10 Examination of the elbow region
    Dionne Ryder

    11 Examination of the wrist and hand
    Dionne Ryder

    12 Examination of the lumbar region
    Laura Finucane & Chris Mercer

    13 Examination of the pelvis
    Chris Mercer & Laura Finucane

    14 Examination of the hip region
    Kieran Barnard

    15 Examination of the knee region
    Kieran Barnard

    16 Examination of the foot and ankle
    Chris Murphy



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    © 2011
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the editor

    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; Course Leader, MRes Clinical Research; Surrey and Sussex Regional Hub Leader, Council for Allied Health Professions Research, UK