Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques

Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques
8th Ed.
2023 © F. A. Davis Company
John Borstad PT, PhD; Carolyn Kisner PT, MS; Lynn Allen Colby PT, MS
ISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4047-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4048-0
Physical Therapy, Allied Health, Orthopedics/Orthopaedics


The premier text for therapeutic exercise
Here is all the guidance you need to customize interventions for individuals with movement dysfunction. You’ll find the perfect balance of theory and clinical technique—in-depth discussions of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy and the most up-to-date exercise and management guidelines.

Key Features

  • • Superb art program, including anatomical illustrations, line drawings, photographs, and radiographs
  • • “Focus on Evidence” boxes summarizing current literature, including Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) when applicable
  • • “Management Guidelines” incorporated into text
  • • “Pathology/Surgical Procedure” where appropriate
  • • "Post-Surgery Outcome" boxes
  • • Clinical examples throughout
  • • Case studies at the end of selected chapters
  • • Clinical laboratory activities and questions for critical thinking and discussion at the end of every chapter

New to the Edition

  • • New! “Immersive Cases,” six, multimedia clinical scenarios online that let you assume the role of therapist and practice applying theory to clinical practice. With your patient, you’ll progress through the process of "Assessment," "Intervention," and "Post-Intervention" to provide the best intervention strategies.
  • • New & Expanded! Incorporating current research and today’s best evidence-based practices
  • • New Chapter! Exercise for Special Populations focusing on modifying therapeutic exercise interventions with comorbidities from specific underlying health conditions
  • • New! A new contributor to Aquatic Exercise as well as new material on aquatic techniques used for therapeutic interventions for strengthening, stabilization, proprioceptive feedback, balance, breath control, and relaxation
  • • New! Information on chronic pain syndrome, with emphasis on the importance of understanding central mechanisms and patient education
  • • New! Case Studies focusing on Exercise Prescription and Progression in the Shoulder and Hip Chapters
  • • Updated! Information on the ICF (International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health) and Healthy People 2030 as well as information on achieving health equity and inclusion for those with physical and/or cognitive impairments

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.2 Health Sciences - Physical Therapy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is one of the most comprehensive books on therapeutic exercise. The material is well written and well referenced."

-- Chris Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University) Doody's Review - previous edition

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