Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise / Edition 1

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The definitive, A-to-Z overview of evidence-based rehab programs using therapeutic exercise

In this exceptional evidence-and-guide-based, clinically-oriented resource, you'll learn everything you need to know about the design, implementation, and supervision of therapeutic exercise programs for orthopedic injuries and disorders. The book's logical five-part organization begins with an instructive look at the foundations of the rehabilitation process, then covers the treatment of physiologic impairments during rehabilitation; rehabilitation tools; intervention strategies; and special considerations for specific patient populations.


  • Helpful review of the foundations of the rehabilitation process, thorough coverage of managing the healing process through rehabilitation, and an algorithm-based approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Complete survey of rehabilitation tools, from isokinetics, aquatic therapy, and orthotics, to a four-step clinical model for the essentials of functional exercise
  • Full chapters on functional progressions and functional testing and unique coverage of core stabilization training, impaired function, and impaired muscular control
  • Unique coverage of a functional movement screen
  • A practical system for history-taking and scanning
  • Unique coverage of how to treat special segments of the population, including geriatric and pediatric patients, amputees, and the active female
  • An easy-to-follow body region approach to intervention strategies
  • Handy appendices covering the American College of Sports Medicine position statements on strength training and fitness development
  • An abundance of study-enhancing illustrations, plus clinical pearls and protocols designed to speed clinical decision making
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nancy K Shipe, PT, MS, DPT, OCS (Slippery Rock University)
Description: This book addresses physical therapy rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction within the context of current practice foundations and evidence. It builds upon the earlier version, Techniques in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, by Prentice and Voight (McGraw-Hill, 2001), yet has assumed a more narrow focus on therapeutic exercise.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide physical therapists with a comprehensive guide to design, implementation, and progression of rehabilitation programs for patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Consideration of the body systems screening process and implications for referral and treatment are also addressed. In meeting these objectives, the authors have provided a single source reference to guide physical therapists in the musculoskeletal rehabilitation process.
Audience: The intended audience includes physical therapy students of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and practicing clinicians. It may be most appropriate for students and physical therapists in the earlier stages of clinical practice and less useful for physical therapists with a wealth of clinical experience. It is evident from the breadth of content and clinical relevance that the contributing authors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the book.
Features: The book organizes the rehabilitation process around five themes: foundations of rehabilitation based on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, rev. 2nd edition (American Physical Therapy Association, 2003); identification and treatment of physical impairments; utilization of specific rehabilitation tools; strategies for managing region-specific dysfunction; and rehabilitation of particular patient populations (geriatric, pediatric, amputee, female). Part 1 chapters on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice are useful particularly for physical therapists not familiar with the Guide format or patient/client management model. The chapter on neuromusculoskeletal scan examination provides a relevant framework for assessment with numerous clinical examples. However, given the authors' expressed intent that this book should cover treatment, this chapter may best be included in a specific reference on clinical examination. The treatment strategies introduced in parts 2 and 3 directed at the management of physical impairments with various treatment techniques are useful additions to the usual rehabilitation programs of ROM and resistance exercises. The chapter on core stabilization is particularly well written, incorporating current theory and best evidence into training guidelines illustrated with clinical application examples. Several chapters, however, are difficult to read because of the placement of figures 6 to 8 pages after the text referencing them. Other chapters would benefit from more frequent use of summary tables or figures to reinforce key concepts. The chapters in part 4 on rehabilitation of specific body regions follow a useful rubric encompassing a brief review of pathomechanics, injury mechanisms, particular rehabilitation concerns, rehabilitation progression guidelines, and criteria for return to normal activity. Most chapters use a nonprescriptive approach with ample diagrammatic and photographic examples of each stage of rehabilitative exercise. Additionally, many include a case-based protocol application at the conclusion of the chapter. Some include sport-specific return to function progressions, but notably absent is any reference to occupation-driven functional progressions. Part 5, consideration of specific patient populations, is a positive addition. The chapters on management of amputees and the physically active female are especially comprehensive in scope and application.
Assessment: This is a useful reference for physical therapy instructors and students, introducing a comprehensive approach to the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction comparable in utility to other standards in the field. It also is a ready reference on the bookshelf of physical therapists new to or practicing in the realm of orthopedic physical therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071457682
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,228,496
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael L. Voight, DHsc, OCS, SCS, ATC is Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

Barbara J. Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC, is Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

William E. Prentice, PhD, PT, ATC is Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

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Table of Contents

Contributors     ix
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Foundations of the Rehabilitation Process
Introduction to the Rehabilitation Process: "The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice"   Barbara J. Hoogenboom     3
The Patient/Client Management Model and Clinical Decision Making in Rehabilitation   Barbara J. Hoogenboom     13
Understanding and Managing the Healing Process through Rehabilitation   William E. Prentice     19
The Neuromusculoskeletal Scan Examination   John S. Halle     47
Clinical Reasoning: An Algorithm-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation   Barbara J. Hoogenboom   Michael L. Voight     81
Treating Physiologic Impairments During Rehabilitation
Impairment Due to Pain: Managing Pain During the Rehabilitation Process   Craig R. Denegar   Phillip B. Donley     99
Impaired Patterns of Posture and Function   Gray Cook   Kyle Kiesel     111
Impaired Muscle Performance: Regaining Muscular Strength and Endurance   William E. Prentice     135
Impaired Endurance: Maintaining Aerobic Capacity and Endurance   Patrick Sells   William E. Prentice     153
Impaired Mobility: Restoring Range of Motion and Improving Flexibility   William E. Prentice     165
Impaired Neuromuscular Control: Reactive Neuromuscular Training   Michael L. Voight   Gray Cook     181
The Tools of Rehabilitation
Isokinetics in Rehabilitation   Kevin Robinson     215
Plyometric Exercise in Rehabilitation   Michael L. Voight   Steven R. Tippett     231
Open- Versus Closed-Kinetic-Chain Exercise in Rehabilitation   William E. Prentice     243
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques in Rehabilitation   William E. Prentice     261
Joint Mobilization and Traction Techniques in Rehabilitation   William E. Prentice     281
Regaining Postural Stability and Balance   Kevin M. Guskiewicz     307
Core Stabilization Training in Rehabilitation   Barbara J. Hoogenboom   Jolene L. Bennett     333
Aquatic Therapy in Rehabilitation   Barbara J. Hoogenboom   Nancy E. Lomax     359
Functional Movement Screening   Gray Cook   Lee Burton     379
Functional Exercise Progression and Functional Testing in Rehabilitation   Turner A. Blackburn, Jr   John A. Guido, Jr     401
Orthotics in Rehabilitation   Robert Gailey     411
Designing Therapeutic Exercise Programs for Home and Clinical Progressions   Andrew Bloch   J. Allen Hardin     433
Essentials of Functional Exercise: A Four-Step Clinical Model for Therapeutic Exercise Prescription   Gray Cook   Michael L. Voight     443
Intervention Strategies for Specific Injuries
Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries   Rob Schneider   William E. Prentice   Turner A. Blackburn, Jr     467
Rehabilitation of the Elbow   Todd S. Elienbecker   Tad Pieczynski   Anna Thatcher     515
Rehabilitation of the Wrist, Hand, and Fingers   Jeanine Biese   Anne Marie Schneider     545
Rehabilitation of the Groin, Hip, and Thigh   Timothy F. Tyler   Gregory C. Thomas     577
Rehabilitation of the Knee   Mark De Carlo   Ryan McDivitt     607
Rehabilitation of Lower-Leg Injuries   Christopher J. Hirth     651
Rehabilitation of the Ankle and Foot   Scott Miller   Skip Hunter   William E. Prentice     677
Rehabilitation of Injuries to the Spine   Daniel N. Hooker   William E. Prentice     743
Special Considerations for Specific Patient Populations
Rehabilitation Considerations for the Geriatric Patient   Jolene L. Bennett   Michael Shoemaker     783
Considerations for the Pediatric Patient   Steven R. Tippett     803
Considerations for Treating Amputees   Robert Gailey     821
Considerations for the Physically Active Female   Barbara J. Hoogenboom   Teresa L. Schuemann   Robyn K. Smith     853
Index     919
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