Exercise Techniques for Patients with Common Orthopedic Conditions
Second Edition (2019 Version)
Book--406 Pages, over 200 photos.
Therapeutic exercise has been and I suspect always will be the foundation of physical therapy intervention. It is our profession's primary form of intervention and is what distinguishes physical therapy from other health-related disciplines. I have been a certified orthopedic manual physical therapist for over 25 years. I feel that providing skilled joint and soft tissue manipulation is truly one the most important interventions that can be provided to a patient seeking our help. But, on balance, I also feel the prescription of therapeutic exercise is the most important intervention we provide.
There are many different modalities and intervention techniques associated with physical therapy. The popularity of numerous modalities and interventions has risen and fallen over the years. Therapeutic exercise will stand the test of time. In fact I like to tell my students, when all else fails to help your patient, therapeutic exercise will not. At some level most all patients benefit in some way from exercise.
The primary purpose of this text book is to assist entry-level students. Students seeking advanced clinical competencies in orthopedic manual physical therapy will also find that this text offers a nice review of basic exercise concepts and many creative exercises that even seasoned therapists may not have considered. While the title of this book relates to patients with impairments and functional limitations associated to common orthopedic conditions, many of the exercises shown in this text can assist patients in other practice settings as well.
The exercises within this text are seek to reduce pain, and facilitate, not retard tissue healing by modifying speed of therapeutic motion, arc of therapeutic motion and providing assistance or partial assistance to joint movements when necessary. Further, the exercises shown within this text seek to enhance muscular strength, soft tissue mobility and human locomotion without significant provocation of symptoms or damage to joint cartilage and other sensitive joint tissues.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 07 January, 2012.