Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists, 2nd Edition, eTextbook


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  • Pat Archer, MS, AT ret., LMT
  • Lisa Nelson, BA, AT ret., LMT

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists explores everything you need to know about A&P – in ways easily understood and applied to manual therapy. This premier resource is clearly-written and well-organized, with a practical focus that students will find engaging.

User-friendly and trusted, Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists emphasizes need-to-know information for understanding the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of manual therapy.

Special features help students grasp the connection between A&P science and manual therapy practice.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists presents A&P science in an accessible manner, with special chapter features aimed at engaging students who often struggle with retaining A&P knowledge from education to clinic. These include:

  • Manual Therapy Applications that highlight material of particular relevance to manual therapists.
  • Pathology Alerts describe common conditions manual therapists encounter, ways the body system’s respond, and a practitioner’s role in navigating the best course of action.
  • “What Do You Think?” critical-thinking questions help bridge the gaps between A&P concepts and the actual practice of manual therapies.
  • BTW boxes contain intriguing A&P facts that deepen students’ understanding of the human body.

With thoughtfully layered content, Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists initially establishes foundational concepts and terminology for students. Later, in-depth details and vital interrelationships are presented once students are ready to make meaningful connections between the body systems and their application to manual therapy.

This approach allows students to experience how A&P content is relevant to their future hands-on work. Providing a practical, personal context helps cement the newly learned knowledge so that it sticks well beyond one’s coursework.

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This digital version allows you to bookmark pages, enlarge images, highlight text, and make notes through VitalSource Bookshelf. In addition, an easy-to-navigate table of contents helps you quickly find the chapter or term you’re looking for. Compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, and some versions of the Kindle Fire.

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