Petty's Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment,
Edition 6 A Handbook for Therapists
Edited by Dionne Ryder, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), MCSP, MMACP, PGCert (Learning & Teaching),FHEA and Kieran Barnard, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, MMACP

Publication Date: 28 Apr 2023

Together with its companion volume, Petty’s Principles of Musculoskeletal Treatment and Management, this invaluable book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of musculoskeletal practice for undergraduate physiotherapy students.

This volume will help you competently examine and assess patients with a variety of issues. Each region is covered in detail, including muscles, nerves and joints. It offers an up-to-date, person-centred approach, based on clinical reasoning and latest evidence, with numerous learning aids, case studies and illustrations to help you apply theory to practice.

Petty's Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment is edited by leading experts Dionne Ryder and Kieran Barnard, with contributions by highly regarding physiotherapists from across the country, making this set a must-have for all students of physiotherapy.

Key Features

  • Petty’s set follows the patient journey from assessment right through to treatment and management
  • Each chapter is written by leading physiotherapists in their field
  • Designed for students – logically structured and easy to read
  • Covers each region of the body in detail
  • Updated evidence and research knowledge that underpins practice
  • Focus on communication, clinical reasoning and pain
  • Drawings and photographs enhance understanding
  • Reflective exercises to consolidate learning
  • Ancillary resources now include an image bank and a question bank

New Features

  • New chapter on the power of communication
  • New case studies for each regional chapter to consolidate learning
  • Addition of learning outcomes and reflective exercises throughout the text
About the author
Edited by Dionne Ryder, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), MCSP, MMACP, PGCert (Learning & Teaching),FHEA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; Kieran Barnard, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, MMACP, Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Hip and Knee Clinical Lead, Sussex MSK Partnership (NHS), Brighton, UK and Private Practitioner, Flex Physiotherapy, Horsham, UK
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Talking the Talk
3 Subjective Examination/Taking the Patient’s History
4 Physical Examination
5 Clinical Reasoning and Assessment
6 Examination of the Temporomandibular Region
7 Examination of the Upper Cervical Region
8 Examination of the Cervicothoracic Region
9 Examination of the Thoracic Region
10 Examination of Shoulder
11 Examination of the Elbow Region
12 Examination of the Wrist and Hand
13 Examination of the Lumbar Region
14 Examination of the Pelvis
15 Examination of the Hip Region
16 Examination of the Knee Region
17 Examination of the Foot and Ankle
Book details
ISBN: 9780323874717
Page Count: 538
Retail Price : £49.99

Physiotherapy undergraduates (75 undergraduate courses, pprox.. 5000 students per annum)