Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists
Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that addresses the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy. The text includes detailed information not covered in standard A&P texts, adding an entire chapter on neuromuscular and myofascial connections (Chapter 8), and separating the structure and function of the lymphatic system (Chapter 11) from immunity and healing (Chapter 12). This, along with chapter features such as Manual Therapy Applications, Pathology Alerts, and What Do You Think questions, help readers build bridges between the scientific facts and the application of that information to their therapeutic practice.
- Learning Objectives: List at beginning of chapter helps guide students’ use of the main text as well as the accompanying Study Guide - Key Terms: List of important terms, with their (US) pronunciation, introduced in the chapter - By the Way: Boxed feature placed throughout each chapter containing fascinating A&P facts, explanations, and reminders to keep students interested - What Do You Think?: Open-ended questions placed throughout the text that invite critical and creative thinking - Pathology Alerts: Brief, simple discussions of the pathophysiology, indications, and contraindications for many pathologies commonly seen by manual therapists.- Manual Therapy icons: Design element that flags information of particular relevance to manual therapy students. - Summary of Key Points: End-of-Chapter review element. - Review Questions: A short quiz at the end of each chapter to help students gauge their understanding; answers are available in Appendix C. - References: List at end of chapter