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PT Related Literature [May. 14th, 2011|04:02 pm]
Physical Therapy
Hi, all. I am looking for some decently priced books related to physical therapy. I am still an undergraduate (Biology) who is researching the field and would like some literature to accompany my physical therapy observations this summer. I still have my Human Physiology textbook on hand, and am interested in any information that might be a "preview" to what you learned in your physical therapy program, experiences from PTs, etc. Thank you!

[User Picture]From: nybluejeans
2011-05-15 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm going to be starting PT school on the 25th of this month so I can't offer too much help but, I do have the list of books that I will need for this first semester of school at least.

I will be taking a an anatomy class which requires an atlas, "Grant's Dissector", and "Clinically Oriented Anatomy".

For my Intro to Professional Practice class I need to get "Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care" and "Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach".

The last class for the semester is Foundational Science of Movement and I only need one book for this class "Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis".

I haven't read any of them yet so I don't know how helpful any of this information is, but I just figured I'd throw it out there for you. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: badxfaith
2011-05-15 03:27 am (UTC)

I'm starting my second year of PT schools. We also used Grant's Dissector in my Anatomy class but I wouldn't recommend getting it unless you're actually going to be cutting into cadavers. (The whole book is basically a bunch of instructions that tell you how and where to cut with a scalpel to get to a certain muscle/ligament/landmark).

Joint Structure & Function is also another text we use as well, I'd look into it as well Netter's Anatomy Flashcards so you can get a jump on learning the origins, insertions, and innervations of the muscles. Any "Intro to Kinesiology" type book would probably benefit you as well.
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[User Picture]From: badxfaith
2011-05-15 03:27 am (UTC)
PT school*** not schools....one is barely enough to handle.
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[User Picture]From: heyokawrites
2011-05-15 03:31 am (UTC)
Hi there, I just graduated from PTA school. There are a couple of books that we used that I understand a lot of PTs have also. One is Muscles: Testing and Function by Florance Kendall. This is pretty much the Bible of muscular anatomy, and I'm sure student PTs spend just as much (if not more) time getting cozy with this book as student PTAs do! Another is Physical Rehabilitation by Susan O'Sullivan and Thomas Schmitz. This is a good reference for a lot of things to do with diseases and rehab. Lastly, Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques by Carolyn Kisner and Lynn Allen Colby, which has a pretty self-explanatory title. You can find used copies of these for fairly cheap on Amazon (as far as textbooks go, anyway).

I hope I gave you some good things to look at. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: badxfaith
2011-05-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't get Kendall's muscle testing book until you actually get into a program though.
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