© 2006

Essential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Grant Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ramnik Singh, Michael W. O’Dell
    Pages 1-31
  3. Brenda S. Mallory
    Pages 33-57
  4. Monifa Brooks, Steven Kirshblum
    Pages 59-100
  5. Heikki Uustal
    Pages 101-118
  6. Mathew N. Bartels
    Pages 119-145
  7. Mathew N. Bartels
    Pages 147-173
  8. Jilda N. Vargus-Adams
    Pages 175-190
  9. Nancy E. Strauss, Shikha Sethi, Stanley J. Myers
    Pages 191-215
  10. Michael D. Stubblefield, Christian M. Custodio
    Pages 217-231
  11. C. David Lin
    Pages 233-247
  12. Grant Cooper, Yusuf Tatli, Gregory E. Lutz
    Pages 249-284
  13. Joseph Feinberg, Jennifer Solomon, Christian M. Custodio, Michael D. Stubblefield
    Pages 285-332
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 333-347

About this book


Every medical student and junior resident needs a basic introductory survey that concisely presents all of the critical information underlying their specialty. In Essential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, nationally and internationally recognized experts join forces to summarize the essential facts needed to do a successful clinical rotation in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Writing to be quickly read and comprehended, the authors spell out the implications of brain injury, the effects of spinal cord injury, the uses of orthotics and prosthetics, and the crucial importance of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation to maximize functional independence. Additional chapters concisely detail the principles of pediatric, neuromuscular, cancer, and orthopedic rehabilitation, and demonstrate the use of electrodiagnostic techniques that can be used to help localize a lesion of the neuromuscular system and determine its severity, time course, and prognosis.
Comprehensive in its organization and concise in its presentation of essential information, Essential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation not only explains to the medical student and junior resident everything they need to know before and during residency training and a first rotation, but also provides a handy review for passing PM&R board exams.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Grant Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation New York-Presbyterian HospitalThe University Hospital of Columbia and CornellNew York

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Editors Grant Cooper
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-58829-618-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-100-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"This book serves as an introduction for medical students and junior residents … . The main purpose of this book is to provide information to inexperienced staff, enabling them to begin a rotation confidently … . The book is easy to read and is presented in a clean and concise manner … . useful as a guide for students and newly qualified physiotherapists. … It could also be very useful as a refresher or revision tool … . good addition to a physiotherapist’s personal library." (Hayley Jackson, Physiology, June, 2007)