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  • Paperback: 618 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 4 edition (6 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080449859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080449852
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 19 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Now in its fourth edition this text is a must for all physiotherapy students. The chapters are well laid out, and all of the information is explained in an easily understandable way. This new edition provides the most up to date information for clinical practice from paediatrics through to the elderly. Chapter six is particularly useful, it provides the reader with case studies and then works through a logical way of problem solving along with introducing the reader to specific outcome measures.

All in all a must have text!!!!

- Laura Culpan, Physiotherapy student, University of Bradford

This book is a must have for respiratory learning as it is clear and concise and contains both adults and paediatric care. The clear diagrams make it easier to learn and the chapters cover core subjects for example assessments, techniques, paediatrics, ventilation and many more. Throughout the authors have made small summary physio points which will be useful when revising for a particular topic. The authors have also used flow charts and pictures to put across some of the information which is very useful for visual learners. I would very much recommend this book as it contains all of the information needed for respiratory at university and during your career.

- Charlotte Barrett, Physiotherapy Student, Cardiff University, UK.


Overall this is a good all-round, evidence based resource to use whilst studying or if newly qualified that covers all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy. It is a great place to start when writing case studies in this field. This book is structured in the familiar style that we have come to know Elsevier for: a logical and clear design that is well laid out with the text presented in a variety of formats and supported with photographs, drawings and diagrams. The sections covering surgery, again provide good information for the student, particularly things like commonly used drugs and side effects, terminology and common procedures that are likely to be encountered. Finally, there are a number of handy images stored online that can be used in your presentations but perhaps this facility would have been better with a few more resources available, such as quizzes or tests to assess knowledge.

- Linda Wilkinson, Physiotherapy Student, University of Southampton, UK.


As a 1st year physiotherapy student, I've been able to use this book to understand the pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory problems as well as their clinical management. It's also well structured, beginning with the assessment of a cardiorespiratory patient and covering assessment tests and techniques and their interpretation. I also like that it has separate sections for paediatrics and adults and also has a good overview of types of surgery.

I feel that this book is not only useful to me now but will be essential when I go on placement, as a reference to clarify and build on my day-to-day learning. I would recommend this text to anyone looking for a good overall cardiorespiratory text.

- Mayuri Butchart, Physiotherapy Student, King's College London, UK.


"I found this text book useful, informative and a great aid to my first practice placement."

Ms N.L Benson, 2nd Year Physiotherapy Student, University of Central Lancashire

About the Author

Pryor was until recently Head of Physiotherapy at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust , London - Britain's leading chest and heart hospital. She is now a research fellow there and is combining work on research with the latest in clinical practice. She was co-editor to the first two editions of this book.Prasad was a contributor to the previous edition of this book. Her specialist area of practice is with children with cystic fibrosis. Like Pryor she is working as a researcher in a centre of clinical excellence.Both authors have given papers at international meetings for both doctors and physical therapists.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Wilkinson on 13 Mar. 2008
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Overall this is a good all-round, evidence based resource to use whilst studying or if newly qualified: that covers all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy. It is a great place to start when writing case studies in this field.

This book is structured in the familiar style that we have come to know Elsevier for: a logical and clear design, that is well-laid out with the text presented in a variety of formats and supported with photographs, drawings and diagrams. There is a good selection of images for example: x-rays showing different conditions which, for the inexperienced eye, gives some exposure to what might you see when on placement or when qualified. The book is evidence based and provides a good selection of references, which have been updated since the last edition.

There is a chapter on common problems encountered, management and outcome measures which is useful for the novice. And case studies have been used in the book; but it is a shame there are not more, as these are a good vehicle to demonstrate how theory is applied in practice.

The sections covering surgery, again provide good information for the student: particularly things like commonly used drugs and side effects, terminology and common procedures that are likely to be encountered.

Also, the information through the book on the application of various topics to paediatrics is of help, due to the very different nature of physiotherapy for children.

Finally, there are a number of handy images stored online that can be used in your presentations but perhaps this facility would have been better with a few more resources available, such as quizzes or tests to assess knowledge.

Conclusion: A good evidence-based resource that delivers the subject matter well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Martin on 14 May 2010
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This book has been very helpful for my past two years studying undergraduate respiratory physiotherapy. The text covers all key areas and beyond with clinical specialities in paediatrics and intensive care this book will support all undergraduate students adequately through their training.

One bonus of the text is that all the chapters are supported with current literature giving evidence for why and how we should practice, something that is invaluable when it comes to writing essays and revising from exams.

A "must have" for students with an interest in cardio-respiratory physiotherapy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. N. L. Benson on 3 April 2008
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I found this text book useful, informative and a great aid to my first practice placement. The information dealing with paediatrics was fantastic and as I say helped enormously with my clinical placement in paediatric rehab. Paediatrics isn't covered in the modules on the degree, so I felt quite under-prepared for it, but this book got me through and I realised that the theories and principles instilled on the course can be utilised in this area. The lay out of the text feels familiar and the case studies and diagrams/pictures are clear and well placed. I found the tables very useful especially those giving normal values relating to heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure. The reference lists at the end of each chapter give extensive scope for further reading in areas of interest. If any thing I would like to suggest more more more case studies they really help put theory into every day context! I would recommend this book to all 2nd years especially when coming up to the vivas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MB on 13 Mar. 2008
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As a 1st year physiotherapy student, I've been able to use this book to understand the pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory problems as well as their clinical management. It's also well structured, beginning with the assessment of a cardiorespiratory patient and covering assessment tests and techniques and their interpretation. I also like that it has separate sections for paediatrics and adults and also has a good overview of types of surgery.

I feel that this book is not only useful to me now but will be essential when I go on placement, as a reference to clarify and build on my day to day learning. I would recommend this text to anyone looking for a good overall cardiorespiratory text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Barrett on 15 April 2008
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This book is a must have for respiratory learning as it is clear and concise and contains both adults and paediatric care. The clear diagrams make it easier to learn and the chapters cover core subjects for example assessments, techniques, paediatrics, ventilation and many more. Throughout the authors have made small summary physio points which will be useful when revising for a particular topic. The authors have also used flow charts and pictures to put across some of the information which is very useful for visual learners. I would very much recommend this book as it contains all of the information needed for respiratory at university and during your career.
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