This textbook is all about movement: movement within the profession of physical therapy, movement as a part of human function, and movement in personal goals, dreams, and career paths that occur during a lifetime. The process of preparing and editing the 31 chapter manuscripts for this textbook was daunting in the face of all of the other activities and demands of life. The collaborative dedication of three editors with a common goal of producing a unique, relevant, and current textbook on musculoskeletal intervention made this revision possible. The three editors of this text each bring a unique perspective regarding writing, therapeutic exercise, clinical interventions, and the process of rehabilitation. Even amid our differences we were able to work together, achieve a common vision, and have this updated textbook to show for it!
We would like to personally thank each of the amazing contributing authors. They were asked to contribute to this text because we have tremendous respect for them personally and professionally. These individuals have distinguished themselves as educators, clinicians, and researchers, dedicated to the rehabilitation of a wide variety of individuals of all abilities, ages, and walks of life. We are exceedingly grateful for their input and willingness to share their ideas in writing and pictures.
Finally, we would collectively like to thank people important to us throughout our careers and the process of revising and editing this textbook. To our many friends and colleagues who have contributed to “who we are today” with creative thinking, intellectual challenges, and mentorship; you have shaped and influenced us, for that we are grateful. You have instilled in each of us the desire to continue learning, to challenge others to learn, grow, be change agents, and to seek continued improvement in the practice of physical therapy. These same friends and colleagues constantly keep us growing (older), laughing, loving life, and enjoying the many blessings of careers in rehabilitation.
Barb would like thank her great family; Dave, Lindsay, and Matthew—who continually support her during her crazy adventures; which often equate to time away from home. Barb would also like to thank her parents for their guidance, encouragement, and love of education and writing. Their examples have shaped a lifetime of goals and dreams. Finally, thanks to her sports physical therapy colleagues and the DPT students at Grand Valley State University who keep her moving, learning, and growing every day.
Mike would like to give special thanks to several individuals. First to his co-editors/authors, Barb and Bill who put up with countless rewrites and missed deadlines while at the same time constantly changing things—thanks, I owe both of them an extreme debt of gratitude; secondly, to John Halle and his colleagues at Belmont University. They have provided him the academic freedom and time to pursue this project. They challenge him every day to seek excellence. And lastly, to his close family; his parents who started him down the right path and gave him educational freedom; to his mentor Tab Blackburn, who has continued to give him professional direction; and finally to his wife Cissy, who has had to pay the price for his passion for excellence while at the same time providing inspiring wisdom and endless support to help sustain his passion for being an educator.
Bill would like to thank his family—Tena, Brian, and Zachary—who make an effort such as this worthwhile. They keep him grounded and help to maintain his focus in both his personal and professional life.
Thank-you to all—we enjoyed the ride and hope you enjoy the outcome!
Barbara J. Hoogenboom
Michael L. Voight
William E. Prentice