Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, William S. Quilllen (editors)
St. Louis, MO
Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is one of a three-volume series by Magee, Zachazewski, and Quillen titled Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series and keystoned by the 5th edition of Magee’s classic text Orthopaedic Physical Assessment. Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice, in particular, is also part one of a follow up to the decade old Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation, primarily edited by Zachazewski, that has acted as one of the cornerstones of contemporary sport medicine.
This text, aimed at providing practicing clinicians with the most up-to-date literature for guidance with therapeutic intervention, is divided into two sections. Section I, Scientific Foundations, is inclusively geared toward providing the framework of musculoskeletal rehabilitation based upon an understanding of the body’s response to injury and exercise. The pathophysiology and mechanics of the various types of human tissues, as well as the effect of pharmacology and aging on the human body, underlie this section that serves as a foundation for understanding the mechanism of injury and disease and essential role of rehabilitation.
Section II, Principles of Practice, has a slightly broader scope than the previous as it provides an evidence-based, conceptual framework from which practitioners can develop strategies for proper clinical evaluation and management. Wellness, neuromuscular control, cardiovascular conditioning, and the kinetic chain are covered in this section and can be considered as staples when developing intervention strategies. Further, Magee et al. incorporate chapters pertaining to orthopaedic testing, diagnostic imaging, fracture management and functional testing to provide clinicians with necessary information to guide in the clinical decision-making process.
As a component of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice provides the clinician with blueprint information to which he or she can refer when reviewing current and up-to-date literature. To supplement its intensive text, this book liberally incorporates ample tables, pictures, and diagrammatic illustrations, thereby rendering the ability for a practicing clinician to follow the comprehensive information with relative ease. For the advanced student, this book can assist in making a seamless transition into clinical practice. However, for a book designed as a follow up to one originally geared towards the sport medicine demographic, the inclusion of clinical applications aimed at integrating a broader population often disrupts its continuity and focus. Nevertheless, the comprehensive nature of this text renders it a valuable fixture for any musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice.
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