BOOK: Intergrative Orthopedics
Integrative Orthopedics Third Edition is a clinically-oriented textbook that introduces and reviews concepts in the assessment and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Since approximately 1 of every 7 (14% of total) visits to a primary healthcare provider is for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction, every physician needs to have 1) knowledge of important concepts related to musculoskeletal medicine, 2) the ability to recognize urgent and emergency conditions, 3) the ability to competently perform orthopedic examination procedures, and 4) the knowledge and ability to design and implement effective treatment plans. Students at chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic, and allopathic medical colleges will find Integrative Orthopedics to provide a needed blend of concepts as well as the practical "how to" information on patient management that is often neglected in other textbooks or which can only be obtained after years of clinical experience. This book will help you synthesize your courses in physical examination, manipulation, physiotherapy, nutrition, botanical medicine, neurology and therapeutic exercise into a cohesive set of skills that enables you to effectively help your patients overcome their musculoskeletal problems while you simultaneously promote optimal health-wellness-by looking at the bigger picture of their overall health rather than simply focusing on "the problem." Integrative Orthopedics provides the information and the citations to the research literature that you need in order to feel confident about your new skills and the new responsibilities that you will face as a licensed healthcare provider. You will also be able to test your own knowledge and comprehension of the material by taking the "final examination" that covers the basic material and the core competencies that every doctor should know when working with patients with musculoskeletal problems. Physicians and students of all professions will find that Integrative Orthopedics offers the opportunity to review and refresh their knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine and to fill in some of the empty spaces where information has either been forgotten or may not have ever been taught. If your formal education did not provide training in topics such as proprioceptive retraining, interventional nutrition, post-isometric stretching, or botanical medicines, then certainly you will benefit even more from reading Integrative Orthopedics. Combining Integrative Orthopedics with Integrative Rheumatology will give you a clinical advantage and the research justification to help treat your patients in the most natural, safe, and holistic means possible.
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