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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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