Key Features

  • Offers students unique learning and study skills needed for physiotherapy
  • Specifies useful ways to study and offers advice on portfolio development and communication as a clinician
  • Anecdotes, "top tips" boxes and cartoons
  • Handy hints on portfolio development, research and job applications

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Editor ’s introduction
An introduction by Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, MD, FRCP

SECTION 1 SETTLING IN
Chapter 1 In the beginning
Nick Southorn and Jamie Mackler
Day one
What is physiotherapy?
A brief history of physiotherapy
Physiotherapists at work
International organizations
Swatting up
Books to buy
Equipment
Freshers ’ week
Study tips
Being a member of the representative body of physiotherapy

Chapter 2 Things I wish they’d told me before I started
Stuart Porter
What am I letting myself in for?
Not sure I deserve to be here
What is different about studying at degree level?
The language of the university
How to conduct yourself
What your lecturers expect from you
How do I get through the first year?
What you should expect from your lecturers
How to get through your exams
Finally

SECTION 2 STUDYING PHYSIOTHERAPY
Chapter 3 Anatomy and physiology

Nick Southorn
Introduction – anatomy
Visualizing anatomy
Mnemonics and chants
Introduction – physiology
Learning physiology
'Tool box'
In the clinic
Conclusion

Chapter 4 Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Nick Southorn
So what is musculoskeletal therapy?
Initial subjective assessment
Initial objective assessment
Clinical semaphore
Treatments
Maitland
Cyriax/orthopedic medicine
McKenzie
Acupuncture
Muscle energy techniques
Myofascial therapy
Pilates
Exercise therapy
Massage
In the clinic

Chapter 5 Electrotherapy
Tim Watson
What is it?
Why is it important?
Useful ways to study
Resources and information

Chapter 6 Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
Mandy Jones
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Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702050671

About the editor

Nick Southorn

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physiotherapist in Pain Management, South Staffordshire NHS Trust & Notts County Football Club; Visiting Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK