As students in graduate programs, we are aware of the overwhelming amounts of information we are expected to know and retain, not only for the national exam but also for the rest of our professional lives. While a student myself, I was constantly looking for condensed and easy-to-use reference material to help summarize these massive amounts of information. While studying for practical exams in orthopedic physical therapy at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, I condensed all my material (including my class and textbook notes) into a reference manual. This manual, in its early stages, was an invaluable tool for my classes, studying for my practical exams, and preparing for the national board exam. I continue to use the manual as a clinical reference and have shared it with student physical therapists and PTAs at our office. I firmly believe that this manual was the foundation for furthering my outpatient orthopedic physical therapy career.
Now I am sharing this manual to help you and other physical therapists increase your knowledge base and skills to enhance your work with your patients and support your future in the physical therapy profession. This book has received endorsements by members of the profession and those of the healthcare industry. (You can see some of these on the back cover of the book.)It is one of the most comprehensive yet inexpensive orthopedic evaluation tools on the market. I hope you will find it to be an invaluable addition to your professional library.
Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Examination: The Clinician's Reference Manual is designed for:
physical therapy students, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, physical therapist assistant students, occupational therapists, occupational therapy students, athletic training students, and athletic trainers. Whether you are trying to absorb massive amounts of orthopedic physical therapy information in school, studying for the boards, or already practicing, the outline formatted manual should help you better organize your clinical evaluation skills for all the major joints: