Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniquesby Carolyn Kisner, Lynn A. Colby
Pub. Date: 06/28/1985
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Thoroughly revised and updated throughout—in a long-wearing, hard cover binding, Kisner & Colby’s 5th Edition offers the most up-to-date guidelines for managing musculoskeletal conditions. Now, with even more illustrations, it provides principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. This renowned manual remains the authoritative source for exercise instruction for the therapist and for patient self management.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- New, long-wearing, hard cover binding. No more spiral binding!
- 3 brand-new chapters—Prevention Health and Wellness Exercises for Impaired Balance, and Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Management.
- Newboxes to highlight Focus on Evidence, Management Guidelines, and Outcome.
- More clinical examples and more cases studies.
- More "guide" language.
- More illustrations—including anatomical reviews, clinical photographs, and line drawings.
- And, much more!
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Table of ContentsI. General Concepts
1. Therapeutic Exercise: Foundational Concepts
2. Prevention and Wellness NEW!
II. Applied Science of Exercise and Techniques
3. Range of Motion
4. Stretching for Impaired Mobility
5. Peripheral Joint Mobilization
6. Resistance Exercise for Impaired Muscle Performance
7. Principles of Aerobic Exercise
8. Exercise for Impaired Balance NEW!
9. Aquatic Exercise
III. Principles of Intervention
10. Soft Tissue Injury, Repair, and Management
11. Joint, Connective Tissue, and Bone Disorders and Management
12. Surgical Interventions and Postoperative Management
13. Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Management
IV. Exercise Interventions by Body Region
14. The Spine and Posture: Structure, Function, Postural Impairments, and Management Guidelines
15. The Spine: Impairments, Diagnoses, and Management Guidelines
16. The Spine: Exercise Interventions
17. The Shoulder and Shoulder Girdle
18. The Elbow and Forearm Complex
19. The Wrist and Hand
20. The Hip
21. The Knee
22. The Ankle and Foot
V. Special Areas of Therapeutic Exercise
23. Women’s Health: Obstetrics and Pelvic Floor
24. Management of Vascular Disorders of the Extremities
25. Management of Pulmonary Conditions
Appendix: Systematic Musculoskeletal Examination Guidelines
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I like two things about this book. The first is that it is very thorough and complete. Exercises, both stretching and strengthening, are included for basically every major muscle group or extremity motion. Furthermore, the book is divided up well enough that you can find what you're looking for fast.
Secondly, I like the fact that this book is evidence-based, meaning that it backs up what it suggests with references from the scientific literature. In fact, it's so good that it can be a great place to start a literature search from.
Know too that this book is mainly written for people who have some medical background of sorts, so if you're just an average reader looking for some workout exercises, this probably isn't your book. Rather, I feel like the book is better suited for athletic trainers, personal trainiers, occupational therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, massage therapists, and so on. Practitioners looking for more info on the shoulder might also want to check out Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff -for more detailed ex's on rotator cuff tear prevention and rehabilitation.
Very practical and easy to read. Thoroughly referenced to support the modalities described. I've already committed highlighting and tabs to it.
This is an amazing book! Buy it, don't rent! But most importantly, DO NOT get it from B&N. Get it somewhere else. I went through a lot of trouble trying to get this book from B&N. I tried to rent it from them and it "got lot in transit". I called them when several times and was given the same answer, to wait. Ten days after not receiving the book, they told me the tracking number showed the book never arrived at its destination. I asked them to refund my money. The book finally arrived two days later after they told me it had been lost and after I had already purchased it again elsewhere. I called them and they told me to send it back and my money would be refunded. I NEVER received a confirmation email about the status/cancelled order of my returned book and I still HAVE NOT received the FULL amount I paid for the book. It's been about a month since this happened and my bank statement shows that I have not received the full price I paid. This book is exactly what you need if you're going into Physical Therapy. Exercises are detailed and explained precisely with pictures. The content is well explained and has helped me understand the concepts better. A concise version of this book would Fundamentals of Orthopedic Management, but I prefer this book because everything is explained in such detailed. The information is really organized as well. Last words, customer service is pretty ignorant and I'll never get a book online from B&N. It was a wasted effort, wasted TIME, and I lost money.
The fifth and sixth edition have both the same errors on the lumbar plexus lateral cutaneous nerve and femoral nerve. Both nerves should be on the POSTERIOR DIVISIONS group., NOT ANTERIOR DIVISIONS. Kisner and Colby kindly check it out on page 359 in 5th edition. the same error in the 6th edition!
I like two things about this book. The first is that it is very thorough and complete. Exercises, both stretching and strengthening, are included for basically every major muscle group or extremity motion. Furthermore, the book is divided up well enough so you can find what you're looking for fast. Secondly, I like the fact that this book is evidence-based, meaning that it backs up what it suggests with references from the scientific literature. In fact, it can be a great place to start a literature search on some topics its so good. So who's the book for? Well, its mainly written for people who have some medical background so if you're just an average reader looking for some workout exercises, this isn't your book. Rather, I feel like the book is better suited for athletic trainers, personal trainiers, occupational therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, massage therapists, and so on.
A good book is written on poor quality paper and is connected together with poor material(spiral bound).
Books like these will never go out of style. I have an earlier edition of it and after practicing for 12 years as a physical therapist, I STILL use the darn thing. I have seen the new edition and it is very good. Well referenced and a good place to start for literature reviews on selected topics. The authors have certainly done their homework.
Don't miss this book. I had the earlier edition but this is a lot better with more information added into it.