DeLisa's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice

DeLisa's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice
5th Ed.
2010 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FAAPM&R, FACSM
ISBN-10: 0-7817-9819-1 / ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-9819-8
Physical Medicine, Allied Health, Orthopedics/Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy


Thoroughly updated and now in full color, DeLisa's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the "gold standard" in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is the most modern and comprehensive book in the field. It can serve as both an introductory book for residents and a comprehensive reference book for practitioners. One volume covers physical medicine, the other rehabilitation medicine. Physical medicine covers principles of diagnosis and management, therapeutic approaches, and the management of specific conditions. Rehabilitation medicine covers the evaluation of the rehab patient, managing the rehab patient, and rehabilitation strategies and interventions. This edition has eight new chapters including evidence-based rehabilitation; robotic therapies; emerging technologies and interventions; and neural repair and plasticity.


  • • NEW! Changing to full-color format
  • • NEW! Eight new chapters, including Evidence-Based Rehabilitation; Robotic Therapies; Emerging Technologies and      Interventions; Neural Repair and Plasticity
  • • Complete coverage of both physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • • More practical how-to-do-it information than previous edition
  • • The most comprehensive text available
  • • The world's most outstanding contributors

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 96/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 3 Health Sciences - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book serves as a thorough reference in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is useful for both the initial and continuing education of individuals in physiatry. This update incorporates scientific and clinical advances in the field, updates on fundamental topics, and improved diagrams and photographs. It is an excellent foundation for the education of clinicians."

-- Priya Mhatre, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Doody's Review


Although designed for physicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation, many of the topics are presented in an easy-to-read format that will likely be well received by other providers in the field, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapists. The book is a manageable reference source for individuals in various stages of medical training, ranging from medical students and residents to accomplished providers. It is also a useful source of information for physicians outside the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation who are interested in learning more about specific populations frequently cared for by physiatrists, such as adults and children with disabilities.

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