By Charles E Giangarra, MD and Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, ATC, CSCS
Pub Date: 26 Jan 2017
Reviewed by: Christopher D. Blessing, MS, MPT, OCS, CSCS (University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro)
This book covers a wide variety of topics in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation in detail. A free ebook that also includes videos of specific exercises and manual treatment techniques accompanies the print version.
The purpose is to “widen the breadth of content and orthopedic and sports information to mimic that of the everyday practicing surgeon, physician, physical therapist, and athletic trainer who work in orthopedics.” Both the print version and the ebook version are beneficial to practicing healthcare providers.
The intended audience is surgeons, physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers, as well as students. Chapters are written by multiple authors, all of whom are qualified in their respective fields. Some of the authors, such as Todd Ellenbecker and George Davies, are well known in the field of sports medicine.
The book is divided into eight topics: hand and wrist injuries, elbow injuries, shoulder injuries, foot and ankle injuries, knee injuries, hip injuries, spinal disorders, and special topics (running injuries and tendinopathy) and covers topics such as core stabilization. Many of the chapters discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific injuries. Strong components of the book are the chapters regarding gender issues and rehabilitation for specific athletic populations, such as the throwing athlete and functional performance measures.
This is an invaluable resource for all clinicians working with an orthopedic population. It covers surgical procedures, the evaluation process, treatment ideas/protocols, and current resources for further inquiry. The authors cite new and updated evidence-based treatment ideas and rehabilitation protocols as the rationale for this updated edition. The book is very much in step with these ongoing changes in orthopedic rehabilitation.
Doody’s Review Service Weighted Numerical Score: 90 – 4 Stars!