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Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics E-Book

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-3781-8

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Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics E-Book , 2nd Edition

A Problem-Solving Approach

By Karen Atkinson, MSc, GradDipPhys, CertEd, DipTP, Fiona J. Coutts, MSc, MCSP and Anne-Marie Hassenkamp, MSc, MCSP, MACP

376 pages
Copyright 2005
$77.99, Online Product, Reference




Drawing on their many years of experience in various orthopaedic settings, the authors of this valuable resource describe how to apply clinical reasoning to a diverse range of patient problems. The content of the book progresses logically from normal to abnormal findings and from simple to complex conditions. Engaging case studies and self-assessment sections help readers develop a reasoned and logical approach to the management of orthopaedic patients.

Key Features

  • Chapter summaries emphasize key areas of importance.
  • Case studies illustrate problem-solving approaches and demonstrate how to manage specific client groups.
  • Objectives and prerequisites are included for each section, alerting readers to what they should know before and after reading.
  • Reading and practice assignments include recommended prerequisite knowledge and experience.
  • Well-illustrated text includes line diagrams, photographs, and radiographs to clarify important concepts.

New to this Edition

  • New chapters on Hydrotherapy and Gait present current knowledge on these areas.
  • Chapters have been updated to include more information on the upper limb.
  • Chapters on Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedics and Gait Analysis in the Clinical Situation have been thoroughly updated and revised.

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Author Information

By Karen Atkinson, MSc, GradDipPhys, CertEd, DipTP, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, London; Fiona J. Coutts, MSc, MCSP, Lecturer, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh and Anne-Marie Hassenkamp, MSc, MCSP, MACP, Superintendent Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex

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