Practical Guide to Musculoskeletal Disorders: Diagnosis and Rehabilitation by Ralph M. Buschbacher, Randall L. Braddom
A comprehensive introduction, the guide covers evaluation, treatment modalities, equipment, and management strategies of specific problems frequently encountered in the practice of rehabilitation medicine.
· A practical, easy to understand introduction to musculoskeletal disorders · Describes physical therapy treatments so that the physician can better direct rehabilitation therapy · Provides solid grasp of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and the social sciences pertaining to rehabilitation medicine.
Principles of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation: Tissue Injury and Healing; Therapeutic Modalities; Exercise: Principles, Methods, and Prescription; Electrodiagnostic, Imaging and Diagnostic/Therapeutic Injections for the Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal and Musculoskeletal Pain; The Musculoskeletal History and Physical Examination. Management of Specific Anatomic Regions: Head and Neck; Back, Shoulder Girdle and Arm; Elbow and Forearm; Wrist and Hand; Hips and Pelvis; Thigh and Knee; Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot. Special Issues: The Occupational Medicine System; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Muscle Pain Syndromes: Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Musculoskeletal Problems in the Pediatric Population; Geriatrics; Musculoskeletal Issues and Related Medical Concerns in Women; Musculoskeletal Issues in Persons with Disabilities; Chronic Pain; Psychological Components of Musculoskeletal Pain; Fitness for Life: The Role of Exercise in Treating and Preventing Illness