Best Physical Therapy Books
Here you will get Best Physical Therapy Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Clinically Oriented Anatomy
Author: by Keith L. Moore MSc PhD Hon. DSc FIAC
The world’s most trusted clinically focused anatomy textRenowned for comprehensive coverage, the best-selling Clinically Oriented Anatomy guides students from initial anatomy and foundational science courses through clinical training and practice. The eighth edition reflects significant New information and updates and maintains the highest standards for scientific and clinical accuracy.
Comprehensive updates reflect changes in the clinical application of anatomy as well as New imaging technologies, focusing on the anatomy that students need to know. Extensively revised Clinical Blue Boxes explore the practical applications of anatomy, and helpful icons distinguish the type of clinical information covered in each.
Clinically relevant anatomy focuses on physical diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic imaging, and understanding the anatomical basis of emergency medicine and general surgery. Insightfully rendered, anatomically accurate illustrations, with updates throughout, make this book an aesthetically rewarding learning resource. Combined with many photographs and medical images, these stunning visuals facilitate comprehension of anatomical concepts and retention of mental images of anatomical structures.
2. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals
Author: by Thomas W. Myers
Get a multi-dimensional understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy with Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists & Movement Professionals, 4th Edition. This hugely successful, one-of-a-kind title continues to center on the application of anatomy trains across a variety of clinical assessment and treatment approaches demonstrating how painful problems in one area of the body can be linked to a “silent area” away from the problem, and ultimately giving rise to new treatment strategies.
This edition has been fully updated with the latest evidence-based research and includes new coverage of anatomy trains in motion using Pilates-evolved movement, anatomy trains in horses and dogs, and the updated fascial compendium on elements, properties, neurology, and origins of the fascial system.
It also offers a new, larger library of videos, including animations and webinars with the author. In all, this unique exploration of the role of fascial in healthy movement and postural distortion is an essential read for physical therapists, massage therapists, craniosacral therapists, yoga instructors, osteopathologists, manual therapists, athletic and personal trainers, dance instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and any professional working in the field of movement.
3. Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation
Author: by Donald A. Neumann PT Ph.D. FAPTA
With its focus on the normal and abnormal mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body, Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition provides a foundation for the practice of physical rehabilitation. This comprehensive, research-based core text presents kinesiology as it relates to physical rehabilitation in a clinically relevant and accessible manner.
It provides students and clinicians with the language of human movement and acts as a bridge between basic science and clinical management. Full-color anatomic and kinesiologic illustrations clearly demonstrate the anatomy, functional movement, and biomechanical principles underlying movement; and dynamic new video clips help you interpret new concepts with visual demonstration.
More than 900 high-quality illustrations provide you with the visual accompaniments you need to comprehend the material. Clinical Connections boxes at the end of each chapter in Sections II through IV highlight or expand upon a particular clinical concept associated with the kinesiology covered in the chapter.
4. Trail Guide to the Body Flashcards, Vol 2: Muscles of the Body
Author: by Andrew Biel
Books of Discovery
Be ready to ace your next exam! These beautifully illustrated and user-friendly flashcards come in a two-volume set and are an essential tool for testing your knowledge. Volume 2 (187 cards) covers the muscles of the human body. These flashcards cover the following chapters in Trail Guide to the Body: Shoulder & Arm Forearm & Hand Spine & Thorax Head & Neck Pelvis & Thigh Leg & Foot
5. Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More
Author: by Andrew Biel
Books of Discovery
Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition, A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it. This acclaimed book delivers beautifully illustrated information for learning palpation and the musculoskeletal system.
It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easy. With 504 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body. This new edition includes an extensive 56-page appendix that describes the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles.
Trail Guide to the Body is a highly recommended textbook for the state licensing tests administered by both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and is one of only five books on their official examination reference lists.
6. Physical Rehabilitation
Author: by Susan B. O'Sullivan PT EdD
F.A. Davis Company
This book is every Physical Therapy Students Bible.If … You purchase this book during your first semester of PT school, it will help you immensely! Don’t wait until Neuro PT to purchase this book. Use this book as a guide for every PT class from Integumentary to Pediatrics to Neuroanatomy!
Amazon Reviewer A must-have for all PT’s, PTA’s and PT/PTA students… Basically Wikipedia for physical therapy only has a lot more specific information pertaining to client/patient care and doesn’t require a computer.Alex N., Amazon Reviewer Five Stars.
This book is very comprehensive and contains almost everything you need to know for the NPTE exam.Laura M., Amazon Reviewer Rely on this comprehensive, curriculum-spanning text and reference now and throughout your career! You’ll find everything you need to know about the rehabilitation management of adult patients from integrating basic surgical, medical, and therapeutic interventions to how to select the most appropriate evaluation procedures, develop rehabilitation goals, and implement a treatment plan.
7. Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy
Author: by Lynn S. Lippert PT MS
F.A. Davis Company
Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy, 6th Edition + Kinesiology in Action www. KinesiologyInAction. Com Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6845-4 Access Card: 978-0-8036-6897-3 Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy and KinesiologyinAction. Com work together to create an immersive, multimedia experience that tracks your progress until you’ve mastered the must-know concepts and techniques and are ready to apply them in class, clinic, and practice.
You’ll develop the foundational knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and technical competencies you need to understand kinesiology. KINESIOLOGY IN ACTION www. KinesiologyInAction.Com Online.Self-Paced.Easy to Navigate.Progressive. Ten online learning modules with a wealth of activities guide you step by step through the basic theory of joint structure and muscle action to ensure you understand both normal and pathologic movement.
A special code in the front of the book unlocks Kinesiology in Action for youincluding an ebook of the text. Visit KinesiologyinAction.Com to learn more. TEXT Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy Terms, principles, and applications.Clear and simple. The 6th Edition of this classic kinesiology text continues the tradition of presenting a very complicated topic in a clear, simple, and easy-to-understand manner.
8. Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 6e
Author: by Sheryl L. Fairchild BS PT
Master the basics of rehab patient care with Pierson and Fairchild’s Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 6th Edition. This proven text not only provides clear “how-to” information on everything from positioning and draping to patient transfers and ambulation activities, but it also includes easy-to-understand rationales explaining the “why” behind these proven techniques.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most current accepted patient care standards, principles, and techniques. Plus, additional video clips and expanded learning resources will help ensure you have a solid mastery of patient care in the rehabilitation setting.
Content based on the World Health Organization’s ICF model (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health) the model currently endorsed by the APTA and AOTA ensures you are referencing information that stems from the most current theories and practice guidelines of physical and occupational therapy.
9. Ortho Notes: Clinical Examination Pocket Guide
Author: by Dawn T. Gulick PT PhD ATC CSCS
F.A. Davis Company
A Davis’s Notes title! Perfect wherever you arein class, in clinical, and in practice! Put the information you need in class, clinical, and practice at your fingertips with this handy, easy-to-use guide. Each joint tab includes the most effective special tests (rated by sensitivity and specificity), medical screening, imaging, mechanism of injury, ROM, strength and functional deficits.
See what students and practitioners are saying online about the previous editionLove these. They are a really good references to have. Easy to access each section. Also made of good material that you can take almost everywhere. Found it useful to keep in my backpack.
Garrick JonesGreat purchase. It was very helpful with my clinicals.It’s a great guide! Connie LightAlways good for when you need a quick refresher on things. Always good for when you need a quick refresher on things and you’d rather not consult Dr. Google in front of patients.
Waterproof/resistant pages make it resistant for whatever life can throw at it.Christopher Davis
10. Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (Therapeudic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques)
Author: by Carolyn Kisner PT MS
F.A. Davis Company
The premier text for therapeutic exercise! Here is all the guidance you need to customize interventions for individuals with movement dysfunction. You’ll find the perfect balance of theory and clinical techniquein-depth discussions of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy and the most up-to-date exercise and management guidelines.
Full-color videos show you how! A complete video library of basic therapeutic exercises and techniques online at www.DavisPlus. Com shows you how to achieve the best results for range of motion, stretching, joint mobilization, resistance, and spinal stabilization. You will also find supplemental tables and boxes and a glossary.
See what students and practitioners are saying online about the previous edition Great book with great explanation, descriptions and pictures to describe the various interventions that can be used for specific patient complaints or conditions.Highly recommended!Natalie B. Martinez Great Standard.
This book is a must have for any orthopedic physical therapist. Now it is even better with ICF information in it.R.F.Sousa Good buy. Initially bought this book for PT school. It’s quite substantial. Most definitely one of the books I do not plan to sell after I am done with the program.Would recommend.Talisa Swanson
11. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry
Author: by Benjamin J. Sadock
Kevin Muldowney, MsPT has been treating people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome since 2005. As a physical therapist, he has developed an exercise protocol to help stabilized the many joint subluxations/dislocations associated with this genetic disorder. This book is intended for the person diagnosed with EDS to both inform them about the healthcare team needed to properly treat them as well as to guide both the physical therapist and their patient with EDS through the Muldowney exercise protocol.
This book will cover such topics as: how joints sublux in this population, how to find the right physical therapist, how to exercise without injury and what physical therapy techniques works best. By the end of this protocol people with EDS should be better informed about what is going on with their body and how to make it better.
13. Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination and
Author: by Dale Avers PT DPT PhD FAPTA
A practical handbook on evaluating muscular strength and function, Daniels and Worthingham’s Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination and Performance Testing, 10th Edition helps you to understand and master procedures in manual muscle testing and performance testing. Clear, illustrated instructions provide a guide to patient positioning, direction of motion, and direction of resistance.
In addition to muscle testing of normal individuals and others with weakness or paralysis, this edition includes coverage of alternative strength tests and performance tests for older adults and others with functional decline (such as the inactive and obese). The tenth edition also includes coverage of muscle dynamometry and a sampling of ideal exercises.
Updated by educators Dale Avers and Marybeth Brown, this classic physical therapy reference once again features a companion website with many new video clips demonstrating the latest muscle testing procedures and alternatives to muscle testing. In addition, two online only chapters Cranial Nerve and Ready Reference Anatomy have been added.
14. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Fourth Edition (Paperback) – Highly Rated PM&R Book
Author: by Dr. Sara Cuccurullo MD
This fourth edition of the incomparable review bible for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Examination has been thoroughly updated to reflect current practice and the core knowledge tested on the exam. Recognized for its organization, consistency, and clarity through editions, this PM&R book distills the essentials and provides focused reviews of all major PM&R topics including stroke, traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal medicine, spinal cord injuries, pain management, and more.
Every chapter in the fourth edition has been rigorously evaluated and refreshed to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. Sections on cancer treatment and rehabilitation, rheumatologic disease, and ultrasound have been significantly upgraded to incorporate new board requirements and changes in criteria for diagnosis and management.
Written in outline format for easy access to information, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Fourth Edition is modeled on the content blueprint for the Self-Assessment Examination for Residents (SAE-R) used by residents nationwide. Board pearls are indicated with an open-book icon to highlight key concepts and flag important clinical and board-eligible aspects of each topic.
15. ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (American College of Sports Medicine)
Author: by Gary Liguori
Lippincott Connect Featured TitlePurchase of the new print edition of this Lippincott Connect title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. The flagship title from the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine, this critical handbook delivers scientifically based, evidence-informed standards to prepare you for success.
Providing succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients, this trusted manual is an essential resource for all exercise professionals, as well as other health professionals who may counsel patients on exercise including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and health care administrators.
The extensively updated eleventh edition has been reorganized for greater clarity and integrates the latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.UPDATED! Integrated guidelines, including the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, reflect the most current, clinically sound approaches to exercise testing and prescription.NEW!
Trail Guide to the Body Student Workbook
Author: by Andrew Biel
Books of Discovery
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