Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

1st Edition


  • David Magee
  • James Zachazewski
  • William Quillen
  • 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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    About the editors

    David Magee

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    James Zachazewski

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Director Department of Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Physical Therapy School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MGH Institute of Health Professions Charleston, MA

    William Quillen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Dean, College of Medicine Professor and Director, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences University of South Florida Tampa, FL, USA