My goal is to provide you with all the information you need to offer the best service to the “important ones”, the PATIENTS. Here you can find a list of books that Physiotherapists consider to be the most important ones for their practice. This list has been made after asking several Physiotherapists from different countries, therefore I believe these are very good books to have on your bookshelf. Recommendations to make this list richer are welcome.
And this is the list…
Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach. Joshua Cleland, Shane Koppenhaver, Jonathan Su.
Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists. Nicola J. Petty.
Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: Pearson New International Edition:An Evidence-Based Approach. Chad Cook .
Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities. Hoppendfeld F.
Systematic Musculoskeletal Examination Including Manual Medicine Diagnostic Techniques. Herbert Frisch.
Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements. A. Chapman.
A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment. Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr y Emily Goodlad.
Functional Testing in Human Performance: 139 tests for sport, fitness, and occupational settings. Michael Reiman y Robert Manske.
Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines. Shirley A. Sahrmann.
Craniofacial Pain: Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment, Treatment and Management. Harry J. M. von Piekartz
Orofacial Pain. Barry J. Sessle
Mobilisation of the Nervous System. David S. Butler.
The sensitive nervous system. David S. Butler.
Maitland´s Vertebral Manipulation. Maitland.
Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation: Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders. Elly Hengeveld.
Explain Pain. D. Butler
Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach. Jan Dommerholt, César Fernández de las Peñas.
Travell and Simon’s Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: v. 1 & v. 2: The Trigger Point Manual. Janet G. Travell, David G. Simons.
Anatomy of Movement. Calais-Germain, Blandine Calais Germain.
Atlas of Surface Palpation Tixa. Serge Tixa.
Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy. H. Feneis.
Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy. Friedrich Paulsen , Jens Waschke.
Gray’s Anatomy for Students: With Student Consult Online Access. Richard L. Drake.
Atlas of Human Anatomy. Frank H. Netter.
Netter’s Anatomy Coloring Book. John T. Hansen.
Clinical Neuroanatomy. Richard S. Snell.
The Physiology of the Joints: The Spinal Column, Pelvic Girdle and Head. Kapandji.
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. John E. Hall .
Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation. Stuart McGill.
Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques. Colby Kisner.
Cryotherapy in Sport Injury Management . Kenneth L. Knight.
Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Gwendolen Jull, Jeremy Lewis et al.
Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach. Herta Flor y Denis C. Turk.
Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 1: The Upper Body. L. Chaitow y Judith W. DeLany.
Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2: The Lower Body. L. Chaitow y Judith W. DeLany.
Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist. Kathleen A. Sluka.
Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy. Suzanne Tink Martin y Mary Kessler.
Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain: State of the art and science. Paul W. Hodges.
Whiplash, Headache, and Neck Pain: Research-Based Directions for Physical Therapies. G. A. Jull.
Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Vol. 1: The Extremities. F. M. Kaltenborn.
Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume 2: The Spine. F. M. Kaltenborn.
Manual Therapy: Nags, Snags, Mwms, Etc. Brian R. Mulligan.
ENDURANCE TRAINING-Infographic Edition. Iñigo Mujika and Yann Le Meur.