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Best Physiotherapy Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Physiotherapy books.

1. Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and function (Physiotherapy Essentials) (2018)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadSince its first publication in 1989, Anatomy and Human Movement has grown to become a best-selling seminal textbook, helping students to understand and remember the mechanisms which allow movement to take place. Written specifically for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, this textbook is the ideal resource for students learning how to perform a musculoskeletal examination and for practising clinicians who need to refresh their functional anatomy. The approach used is the same as in the previous edition, which shows the physiotherapist’s perspective during…
Author(s): Soames BSc PhD, Roger W., Palastanga MA BA FCSP DMS DipTP, Nigel, et al.

2. Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (2011)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadEvidence-based practice has become a central part of physiotherapy today, but it is still an area which is constantly expanding and being updated. Written by an international team of experts, this second edition continues to outline the basic definitions of evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning, while detailing how to find and critically appraise evidence and clinical practice guidelines and the steps to follow in the implementation and evaluation of evidence. For those struggling to understand both the concepts and how to implement them, this book will prove to be an invaluable and practical guide….
Author(s): Herbert BAppSc MAppSc PhD, Robert, Jamtvedt PT PRH, Gro, et al.

3. OET Physiotherapy: Official OET Practice Book 1: For tests from 31 August 2019 (2019)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadTest and build your English skills with this official resource. Each Practice Test Book includes:•Three OET practice tests with answer keys•An overview of OET and how the test is scored•The Test-Taker’s Information Guide•Key assessment criteria•Useful language information.***Want to buy both print and kindle versions?***Buy the print book from and you will be given the option to purchase the kindle book at a heavily discounted price….
Author(s): Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment (OET)

4. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics: formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems (Physiotherapy Essentials) (2016)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadThe fifth edition of this seminal textbook continues to provide those who are studying or are in practice with comprehensive evidence-based coverage of all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy throughout the whole lifespan – neonates, infants, children, adolescents and adults – with the patient at centre and advocating a problem-based approach. For the new edition, Jennifer Pryor and Ammani Prasad hand the baton of editorship and their lasting legacy over to Eleanor Main and Linda Denehy. With a team of over 60 international expert authors, the new editors have incorporated…
Author(s): Main BSc BA MSc PhD FCSP, Eleanor, Denehy BAppSc(Phty) GradDipPhysio(Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy) PhD, Linda

5. Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics (2013)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadNew in the authoritative Case Files series, Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics gives you case studies that illustrate critical concepts you need to build and enhance your skills in orthopaedic physical therapy. Each case includes a discussion of the health condition, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, plan of careand interventions, evidence-based practice recommendations, and references. NPTE-style review questions accompanying each case reinforce your learning. With Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics, everything you need to succeed in the clinic and on the NPTE is right here in your hands….
Author(s): Jason Brumitt, Erin E. Jobst

6. Therapy Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Professionals: Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy (2009)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadPreviously published as two separate books for Speech and Language Therapists and for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Nursing, this book has now been updated and expanded and combines the two first editions into one. This fits in with the increased amount of team working in rehabilitation, both in hospital and community settings. The book assists with the practical implementation of gathering outcome data on patient/clients receiving treatment. Over the last decade there has been a growing awareness of the importance of being able to…
Author(s): Pamela Enderby, Alexandra John, et al.

7. Saunders’ Q & A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination (2010)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadWith over 1,200 multiple choice review questions written to parallel the content and format of the National Physical Therapy Board Examination (NPTE), Saunders’ Q&A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination provides more NPTE practice than any other review resource available. Strengthen your understanding of core principles across the full spectrum of physical therapy practice with comprehensive exam practice from specialty experts. Plus, an accompanying CD with all 1,200 questions enables you to generate an unlimited number of randomized practice…
Author(s): Fortinberry PT DPT SCS, Brad, SAUNDERS

8. An Introduction to Gait Analysis (2007)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadGait analysis is the systematic study of human walking. Most of the literature in this field is highly specialized and very technical. This book, however, aims to brings gait analysis out of the ‘ivory tower’ of the research laboratory, and to put it where it belongs, in the ‘real world’ of the clinic. The author has maintained the clear and approachable style that established the first three editions….
Author(s): Whittle BSc MSc MB BS PhD, Michael W.

9. The Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext by Weiss, Roberta C. published by Delmar Pub Paperback (1994)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Delmar Pub; 12307th edition (1994) ASIN: B008C1LMHO Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,062,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1798 in Physical Therapy (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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10. Pelvic Floor Recovery – Physiotherapy for Gynaecological Repair Surgery Ed 3 (2014)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadThis is a 132 page book with over 60 illustrations, packed full of information. Sue has written this book at the request of numerous patients who want more detailed information to help them navigate the challenging path of gynaecological and colorectal repair surgery. ‘Gynae’ surgery is undertaken when women for different reasons require a hysterectomy or if they are suffering from incontinence or prolapse. Many women undertake gynaecological and colorectal repair surgery with some anxiety and trepidation. This guide has been written with the aim of reducing these fears by educating women about:…
Author(s): Sue Croft, Dr Hannah Krause

11. Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2017)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadLearn how to screen for red flags and when to refer clients to a medical specialist! provides a step-by-step approach to screening for systemic disease and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. It describes both red flags and yellow flags, so you can recognize the signs and symptoms for conditions outside the scope of physical therapy practice. This edition includes new information on women’s health issues. Written by experienced PT practitioner Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, this book helps you determine whether…
Author(s): Goodman MBA PT CBP, Catherine C., John Heick , et al.

12. Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry: a scientific and clinical based approach (2017)

 Best Physiotherapy Books You Should ReadA brand new and must have textbook for the students and practising physiotherapists which acts as a trusted guide on the different perspectives, contexts and approaches across the spectrum of mental health and psychiatry settings. Grounded in theory and clinical practice, it covers a range of widely-used evaluation tools and treatment methods for specific syndromes and pathologies which will help physiotherapists to signpost and identify the care needs of their patients within both individual and group therapeutic settings. Case studies ensure that the theory discussed is…
Author(s): Probst PT PhD, Michel, Skjaerven PT MSc, Liv Helvik

Best Physiotherapy Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some physiotherapy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Practical Physiotherapy for Veterinary Nurses

Author(s): Carver, Donna
ID: 2690616, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated;Wiley Blackwell, Year: 2016;2015, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Animal physiotherapy: assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of animals

Author(s): Goff, Lesley; McGowan, Catherine M
ID: 1628552, Publisher: Wiley Blackwell, Year: 2016, Size: 38 Mb, Format: pdf

Animal physiotherapy: assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of animals

Author(s): Goff, Lesley;McGowan, Catherine M
ID: 2590220, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, Year: 2016, Size: 37 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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