The Physiotherapist's Pocket Book is an exceptionally comprehensive, handy reference that is ideal for clinicians in their daily practice and students on core clinical placements - musculoskeletal, neurology, respiratory. The second edition of this extremely popular book has been updated and expanded to make it even more invaluable during clinical practice. It is designed to be a useful aide memoir during assessment and treatment planning with instant access to key facts and figures.
A to Z list of pathologiesContraindications to treatmentPharmacology section with over 150 drugs describedBiochemical and haematological valuesCommon abbreviations
New sections on neuromusculoskeletal anatomy and pathologyAdditional material on drugs, special tests and assessment toolsNow includes diagnostic imaging, ECGs, nerve courses and interfaces, trigger points and joint complexesOver 90 illustrations
BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), MCSP, Department of Physiotherapy, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
Section 1 Neuromusculoskeletal anatomy Musculoskeletal anatomy illustrations Brachial plexus Lumbosacral plexus Peripheral nerve motor innervation Peripheral nerve sensory innervation Dermatomes Myotomes Reflexes Common locations for palpation of pulses References and further readingSection 2 Musculoskeletal Muscle innervation chart Muscles listed by function Alphabetical listing of muscles The Medical Research Council scale for muscle power Trigger points Normal joint range of movement Average range of segmental movement Close packed positions and capsular patterns for selected joints Common postures Beighton hypermobility score Beighton criteria: diagnostic criteria for benign joint hypermobility syndrome Common classifications of fractures Classification of ligament and muscle sprains Common musculoskeletal tests Neurodynamic tests Precautions with physical neural examination and management Nerve pathways Diagnostic triage for back pain (including red flags) Psychosocial yellow flags Musculoskeletal assessment References and further readingSection 3 Neurology Neuroanatomy illustrations Signs and symptoms of cerebrovascular lesions Signs and symptoms of injury to the lobes of the brain Signs and symptoms of haemorrhage to other areas of the brain Cranial nerves Cranial nerves Key features of upper and lower motor neurone lesions Functional implications of spinal cord injury Glossary of neurological terms Neurological tests Modified Ashworth scale Neurological assessment References and further readingSection 4 Respiratory Respiratory anatomy illustrations Respiratory volumes and capacities Chest X-rays Auscultation Percussion note Interpreting blood gas values Respiratory failure Nasal cannula Sputum analysis Modes of mechanical ventilation Cardiorespiratory monitoring ECGs Biochemical and haematological studies Treatment techniques Tracheostomies Respiratory assessment References and further readingSection 5 Pathology Alphabetical listing of pathologies Diagnostic imaging Electrodiagnostic testsSection 6 Pharmacology Drug classes A-Z of drugs Prescription abbreviations Further readingSection 7 Appendices Maitland symbols Grades of mobilization/manipulation Abbreviations Prefixes and suffixes Adult basic life support Paediatric basic life support Conversions and units Laboratory values Physiotherapy management of the spontaneously breathing, acutely breathless patient