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Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations & Techniques) (5th edition) [Hardcover]

Carolyn Kisner PT MS , Lynn Allen Colby PT MS
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April 17, 2007 0803615841 978-0803615847 5

Thoroughly revised and updated throughout—in a long wearing, hard cover binding, Kisner & Colby’s 5th Edition offers the most up-to-date exercise guidelines for individualizing interventions for individuals with movement disorders. Now, with even more illustrations, it encompasses all of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. This renowned manual remains the authoritative source for exercise instruction for the therapist and for patient self management.

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  • Series: Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations & Techniques
  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 5 edition (April 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803615841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803615847
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect August 23, 2008
I am quite athletic and injured some muscles/tendons. I was in physical therapy and wanted to know more about why specific exercises were helping more than I had expected. This is a perfect book for the aging athlete who will start getting more and more minor problems from wear and tear, that seem to take longer and longer to heal. This book describes quite clearly and completely activies that help both in prevention and recovery. The knowledge it contains will help anyone heal as quickly as possible and avoid reinjury.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for injury self-management May 27, 2009
Had broken arm (sports injury). I felt that my Kaiser medical professionals' explanations of injury, treatment and rehabilitation were not informative enough. Got this book and was very happy because it explains things THOROUGHLY! Am making good rehab progress because I'm doing exercises that the book shows and explains (exercises that my Physical Therapist hadn't shown or given to me).

The book is intended for professional Physical Therapists, but it is excellent for physically-active lay people who are willing to take some time and effort to learn about human physiology and some technical/medical terminology.


I also bought Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones, and More (3rd Edition)--another good reference book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BOOK REVIEW November 2, 2009
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This book is excellent...very comprehensive.... Lots of details, illustrations, and photographs.
Publisher has a website linked to this book with online videos demonstrating exercises that are in the book. This information is located on the back cover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my best buys ! November 8, 2008
By H. Adiv
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I have purchased this exellent grand text that deals with the field of physical-therapy. I consider this book to be a total value of my money at the price I bought it (49$). I appreciate it's background coverage & focus on evidence additions.
As a physical-therapy student I clearly recommend this reference from the very start. I bought it a bit late (4th year).
If one Should seek a more in-depth coverage in the exercise physiology department, I recommend the following book, which is user friendly:
Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This edition is actually an improvement on the old edition. There a many more charts graphs and tables as well as current information that the old edition just does not have. I highly recommend this book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive December 16, 2008
I am a PTA (physical therapist assistant) student and also a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I bought this book because it looked very interesting and helpful for all three. I was thrilled to get it, there is so much information, all research-backed. An added bonus is that it is on my book list for next quarter. I've also recently learned that one of the authors, Carol Kisner, is often quoted for her cutting edge research. So while I haven't read the book cover to cover yet, it looks very good. It is important to know that information on exercise - therapeutic or otherwise is backed by current research - you don't want to pass on ineffective or dangerous techniques to your clients, patients, students or anyone else who puts their trust in you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 4, 2014
By parker
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Good price
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3.0 out of 5 stars Authors need somebody to help them with math. June 17, 2014
By Natalie
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There are good exercises and techniques described in the book, though they could be better organized. Some information given there is inaccurate: 2 oz not equal 20 grams. It's 60 grams (p.798). They claim 16 -19 inches to be 33-39 cm while it would be 40 to 48 cm. Still don't know where did they get those numbers from for newborn babies' heights. Most of babies I know about have been born between 51 -58 cm (20-23 inches) and they are not giants, just average babies. At the same page they mention that 23 cm is 14 inches while it's just 9 inches! Authors, if you don't know how to converse the numbers, please mention inches only, don't confuse people. Otherwise, students don't know which numbers you meant to be correct, it's very distracting for studying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book
This is an incredible and explicitly resourceful book. It provided me with a solid foundation in the realm of therapeutic exercise. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
If your a physical therapy student, you should have this book. It's helpful and explains a lot you may not know.
Published 5 months ago by christine marie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide!
Very useful in learning and practice for reference and to broaden exercise prescription possibilities, most comprehensive of this type of guide I've seen yet.
Published 7 months ago by Mary Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for college course.
Purchased this book for a college course and it was able to meet the expectations of my course and of my instructor. Great price. Glad I purchased this here on amazon!
Published 7 months ago by Amanda Forbes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource a must have as intro PT
Although I have had a career and extensive background in health education and fitness, I utilize the education and information in this book everyday in the clinic as a student!
Published 9 months ago by superman2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for application
I've read this book a lot when I was in College.Before I took the NPTE,I read the NPTE sensitive topics. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Physiology22
4.0 out of 5 stars great book
exercises are well fundamented, section of scientific evidence very informative, wide variety of exercises, in general is a kind of bible where you can find an answer for almost... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marina Faveri de Oliveira
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for school
This book is very well organized and thorough! Used it in my MS degree classes and I still use it even after I graduated! A must buy!
Published 12 months ago by Rachel Rivera
4.0 out of 5 stars a great companion for therapists
This book provide a usefull guide to therapeutical exercise in order to create the suitable exercise for every kind of clinical situation.
Published 12 months ago by andrea
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