The third edition of this book is an update of information provided in
the second edition along with revisions to the various chapters. One of the
most noticable changes in this edition are in the photos and illustrations,
which are now in color.
The aim of the book is to
continue to provide the reader with a systematic and logical approach to the
examination and intervention of the orthopaedic patient. Such an approach
must be eclectic, because no single approach works all of the time. Thus,
this book attempts to incorporate the biomechanical concepts of the
Norwegians and Australians; the mechanical diagnostic and classification
approach of McKenzie; the selective tissue tension principles of Cyriax; the
neurodynamic mobility tests of Butler; the muscle strength-length
assessments of Janda, Jull, and Sahrmann; and the osteopathic approach of
For any intervention to be successful,
an accurate diagnosis must be followed by a carefully planned and specific
rehabilitation program to both the affected area and its related structures.
This approach must take into consideration the structure involved and the
stage of healing.
It is hoped that this book will
be seen as the best available textbook, guide, review, and reference for
health care students and clinicians involved in the care of the orthopaedic
Mark Dutton, PT