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Book and Media Reviews
July 11, 2007

Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD.

JAMA. 2007;298(2):229-233. doi:10.1001/jama.298.2.231

Just as there are different classes and doses of drugs used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, there are also different classes and doses of therapeutic exercises. Spanning 900 pages, this book describes most of the contemporary approaches to therapeutic exercise. Readers unfamiliar with the field can easily leaf through the book to gain an appreciation of the varieties of current therapeutic regimens. However, this book is written primarily for the physical therapy practitioner and aims to provide an “ . . . in-depth exposure to the theory and practical application of rehabilitation techniques” (p xiii). Unfortunately, the book does not achieve this goal.

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