A Practical Guide on Physiotherapy Assessment for Physiotherapy Students Gopal Nambi S
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Nambi S Gopal MPT PhD MBA (USA) Assistant Professor Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation College of Applied Medical Sciences Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Al-Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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A Practical Guide on Physiotherapy Assessment for Physiotherapy Students
First Edition: 2017
FM5Dedicated to
My loving Aunt
Late Pankajam K
As an academician, I noticed that there are many textbooks written on various treatment modalities in physiotherapy and the theories behind them, but the in-depth assessment of various specialities is still uncovered. Teachers and students had to refer to multiple books as no single book covered the practical assessment in detail. It led me to create a handbook A Practical Guide on Physiotherapy Assessment for Physiotherapy Students that did not fit into the mould offered by the existing textbooks. The book provides precise and concise explanation of all the content which is necessary for a strong foundation for practical and clinical assessments. At the same time, the contents of the book compiles and covers the practical curriculum of assessment in various universities. This book integrates different practical application procedures in physiotherapy which are often found split in many books. Hence, I hope to provide a better understanding in the field of practical physiotherapy.
This book was motivated by the desire to simplify the practical and clinical aspects of assessment in physiotherapy especially for the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students and clinical therapists working in the clinical set up. This book is referred from various national and international books to serve a number of objectives. One of the primary objectives is to define the different types of assessments commonly used in the field of health sector which provides the understanding of selection and application of different types of assessments in the field of physiotherapy.
With speciality assessment becoming increasingly important in a much wider ranges in the field of physiotherapy, therefore, the secondary objective is to discriminate the different speciality assessment (Orthopaedics, Sports, Neurology, Paediatrics, Cardio and Pulmonary, etc.) methods in the field of physiotherapy which provides the strong foundation in the speciality assessment.
Finally, a more pervasive objective is to expose all students and clinicians to not only use the assessment methods, but also to provide intellectual rich contents. I believe that, as times go on, all students and clinicians will take the benefit of this practical guide in a fruitful manner. As this book is still in its infancy stage, your feedback will be appreciated.
Gopal Nambi S
This work would not have been possible without the support of Dr Hamdan Ali Alshehri, Dean, College of Applied Medical Sciences, and Dr Fathy Elshazly, Head, Department of Physical Therapy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am grateful to my friend Dr Walid Kamal and all the faculties and students those with whom I have had the pleasure to work with at CU Shah Physiotherapy College, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India.
I would like to express my special gratitude to my mentor and guide Dr MM Prabhakar, Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, whose stimulating suggestions and encouragement had always pushed me to do my best.
I would like to thank my mother Sujatha and brothers, whose love and blessings are with me in whatever I pursue. I also wish to thank my supportive wife Dr Dipika and my son Shaan, who provide me with unending inspiration.