Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416002505, 9781455757336

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781416002505
eBook ISBN: 9781455757336
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th February 2007
Page Count: 720


Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Volume 2: Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice provides a thorough review of the basic science information concerning the tissues of the musculoskeletal system impacted by injury or disease, as well as the guiding principles upon which rehabilitation interventions are based. This volume divides information into two sections: scientific foundations and principles of intervention, providing readers with a guiding set of clinical foundations and principles upon which they can easily develop treatment interventions for specific impairments and functional limitations.

Key Features

  • Clinical application case studies help readers apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations.
  • Evidence-based content uses over 5,000 references to support the basic science information principles for rehabilitation interventions and provide the best evidence and physiological reasoning for treatment.
  • Over 180 tables and 275 text boxes highlight key points within the text for better understanding.
  • Expert editors David Magee, PhD, PT, James Zachazewski, DPT, SCS, ATC, Sandy Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM and over 70 contributors provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice.

Table of Contents


1. Injury, Inflammation, and Repair: Tissue Mechanics, the Healing Process, and Their Impact on the Musculoskeletal System

2. Ligament Injuries: Pathophysiology, Healing, and Treatment Considerations

3. Tendon Pathology and Injuries: Pathophysiology, Healing and Treatment Considerations

4. Adaptability of Skeletal Muscle: Response to Increased and Decreased Use

5. Skeletal Muscle: Deformation, Injury and Repair, and Treatment Considerations

6. Bone Biology and Mechanics

7. Cartilage of Human Joints and Related Structures

8. Peripheral Nerve: Structure, Function, and Physiology

9. Articular Neurophysiology and Sensorimotor Control

10. Pain: Perception and Mechanisms

11. Physiological Basis of Physical Agents

12. Pharmacology and Its Impact on the Rehabilitation Process

13. Effects of Aging-Growth Changes and Lifespan Concerns (0-40)

14. Effects of Aging: Growth Changes and Lifespan Concerns Ages 40+


15. Rehabilitation Program Development: Clinical Decision Making, Prioritization, and Program Integration

16. Clinician’s Roles in Health Promotion, Wellness, and Physical Fitness

17. Physiological Principles of Conditioning for the Injured and Disabled

18. Principles of Neuromuscular Control for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

19. Principles of Stabilization and Training

20. Integration of the Cardiovascular System in Assessment and Interventions in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

21. Physiological Principles of Resistance Training And Functional Integration For The Injured and Disabled

22. Psychology of the Injured Patient

23. Integration of Stresses and their Relationship To The Kinetic Chain

24. Arthrokinematics and Mobilization of Musculoskeletal Tissue: The Principles

25. Ran


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