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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Repetitive and not useful beyond a months reading
on 7 August 2011
This was part of our physiotherapy course and we were in fact under the tuition of Ms Petty. It has some good information to start you out, but chapters repeat themselves far too much, especially in the introduction to each of them. Specific special questions to each area are not highlighted enough and lost in the repeated text. The layout leaves a lot to be desired as text is extensive and not user friendly. Not enough detail is covered in some areas and if you purchase this you will likely need the accompanying text about the principles of testing (by the same author).
Also to be clear it will not assist you with any diagnosis and as such is a good introductory text to assessment techniques, as are many other texts, but will not assist you as you move further into your course or work. Probably best first borrowed from your university library, and wait until you have found a more suitable text to purchase through placement or rotations.