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HomeHealth Professions Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment

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ISBN: 9780702067174

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Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment , 5th Edition

A Handbook for Therapists

Edited by Nicola J. Petty, DPT, MSc, GradDipPhys, FMACP, FHEA and Dionne Ryder, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), MCSP, MMACP, PGCert (Learning & Teaching),FHEA

512 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2018
$82.99, Paperback, Reference

A title in the Physiotherapy Essentials Series.

Availability:Out of print. 07/17/23.



Now in its fifth edition, this core textbook continues to provide a comprehensive, systematic guide to the examination, assessment and clinical reasoning processes needed by clinicians when managing patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Nicola Petty is joined by Dionne Ryder in editing this new edition, which also sees an expanded number of specialist clinicians and academics contributing individual chapters.

Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment provides an invaluable guide to the technical and clinical reasoning skills involved in the differential diagnosis of joint, nerve and muscle tissues within a psychosocial model of health and illness. Three initial chapters outline the subjective and physical examination as well as the clinical reasoning process. Subsequent chapters provide details of the examination for each region of the body. This edition is designed for physiotherapy and musculoskeletal therapy students as they get to grips with contemporary clinical practice.

Key Features

    • Provides a logical, clinically reasoned and evidence-enhanced approach to patient examination and assessment
    • Emphasizes a patient-centred approach
    • Presents key clinical concepts of leading therapists and researchers in the field of musculoskeletal therapy
    • Many drawings and photographs visually demonstrate techniques while enhancing descriptions in the text

    New to this Edition

      Clinical examples bring to life the clinical reasoning process

      An emphasis on consideration of the patient’s perspective

      Reliability, validity, sensitivity and specificity of the physical tests are highlighted

      Vascular considerations are included throughout the text

      References updated throughout

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      Physiotherapy and manual therapy students, teachers, and lecturers; ideal for those in first years of practice as education support for patient care.

      Author Information

      Edited by Nicola J. Petty, DPT, MSc, GradDipPhys, FMACP, FHEA, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK and Dionne Ryder, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), MCSP, MMACP, PGCert (Learning & Teaching),FHEA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

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