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What Is F.A. Davis PT Collection?

F.A. Davis PT Collection ( is the most comprehensive digital subscription product on the market for educators and physical therapy students. This partnership between F.A. Davis and McGraw Hill brings you a comprehensive online PT resource that covers the entire spectrum of physical therapy for viewing on any device. This collection gives educators the tools needed to train the next generation of PTs, and enables physical therapy students to confidently prepare for their PT professions.

The F.A. Davis PT Collection provides unique benefits to physical therapists at every stage of their careers through these exclusive interactive features:

  • Top-Selling Content—Dozens of F.A. Davis physical therapy references, fully searchable and continuously updated, such as O’Sullivan's Physical Rehabilitation and Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology.
  • Physical Therapy Cases—A wide range of cases designed to help physical therapy students learn in the context of real patients by applying the PT principles to real-life situations. Instead of simply fact memorization, students foster a better understanding of real-life scenarios and patient-therapist interaction.
  • Extensive Video Library—A robust library of over 400+ videos from leaders in the PT field designed to teach exercise and rehabilitation techniques, kinetics, and physical therapy interventions.

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Extensive Video Library narrated by leaders in the PT field which are designed to teach exercise and rehabilitation techniques, kinetics, and physical therapy interventions, including:

  • Goniometry
  • Imaging
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Taping, Wrapping, Bracing, and Padding Techniques
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Multimedia items come with their own unique durable URLs found in the browser URL link at the top and can be linked to in coursework, e.g., LMS course page, lecture slides, syllabus, etc. See the "Linking to Content" box in this guide to find out more about linking to content on F.A. Davis PT Collection for course integration.

In each video, users can take advantage of the player tools found in the menu in the video, including to share and download. The accompanying transcript is available for each video on F.A. Davis PT Collection.

Linking to Content

Instructors can link to content in F.A. Davis PT Collection through their LMS using the durable URLs found in the browser of all text and chapter content, quick reference, multimedia, cases, and study tools. For a tutorial on how to link to content in F.A. Davis PT Collection via durable URLs, please view the brief video below.


Click here to view the complete F.A. Davis PT Collection Library. 

This guide describes some of the key titles in the site which are organized into multiple categories for easy access and navigation.

Textbooks, chapters, and chapter sections are durable URL-enabled and can be linked to in coursework, e.g., LMS course page, lecture slides, syllabus, etc. See the "Linking to Content" box in this guide to find out more about linking to content on F.A. Davis PT Collection for course integration.

Check out the Archived Textbooks page on F.A. Davis PT Collection for previous editions of titles.

Also, check out the dynamic title list for a complete listing of all titles, as well as multimedia list, which can be exported to Excel.

Physical Rehabilitation, 7e

Rely on this comprehensive, curriculum-spanning text and reference now and throughout your career. You’ll find everything you need to know about the rehabilitation management of adult patients, from integrating basic surgical, medical, and therapeutic interventions, to how to select the most appropriate evaluation procedures, develop rehabilitation goals, and implement a treatment plan.

Online you’ll find narrated, full-color video clips of patients in treatment, including the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the conditions commonly seen in rehabilitation settings.

Key features:

  • Features more than 60 narrated, full-color video clips of patients in treatment, including the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the conditions commonly seen in rehabilitation settings
  • Incorporates current research in basic and clinical sciences with physical therapy assessments and treatment procedures
  • Includes “Evidence Summary” tables in most chapters which evaluate current research on specific topics and support evidence-based practice
  • Enhances critical-thinking skills with open-ended clinical case studies
  • Covers strategies for fall prevention, virtual reality rehabilitation, body-weight treadmill training, and upper extremity amputations and prosthetics
  • Integrates the goals, examination procedures, and interventions of the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Writing Patient/Client Notes: Ensuring Accuracy in Documentation

Develop all of the skills you need to write clear, concise, and defensible patient/client care notes using a variety of tools, including SOAP notes. This is the ideal resource for any health care professional needing to learn or improve their skills—with simple, straight forward explanations of the how's and why's of documentation. It also keeps pace with the changes in Physical Therapy practice today, emphasizing the Patient/Client Management and WHO’s ICF model. Section by section you’ll learn how to document clearly and accurately, while exercise by exercise you’ll practice mastering every step.

Key features:

  • Addresses how Patient/Client Management and SOAP notes work in accordance with the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapy Practice and WHO’s ICF model
  • Features exercises and worksheets at the end of each section and chapter
  • Provides samples of both correct and incorrect note writing
  • Teaches readers how to write a defensible note
  • Offers a quick review of medical terminology and abbreviations used in note writing

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance is designed for students interested in exercise physiology, clinical Learn how to apply the science of exercise physiology to your exercise programs and to solve the problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the principles of movement on which exercise is based, while you develop the confidence you need to create individualized exercise programs based on current lifestyles, schedules, and abilities, and properly progress those fitness programs through the stages of the ACE IFT training model.

Key features:

  • NEW! Davis Digital Version online at DavisPlus lets you access your complete text online. Quickly search for the content you need and add notes, highlights, and bookmarks
  • Features a hands-on, application-based approach with a wealth of in-book examples, special features, and instrumental art program
  • Demonstrates the application of exercise physiology principles to the general population, not just athletes
  • Addresses the emotional and affective aspects of exercise physiology practice (effective interpersonal communication, exercise as an experience) in translating the science into practical knowledge
  • Offers wealth of learning tools and activities, including:
    • Running vignettes engage the reader and illustrate the relevance of the chapter lessons to practice
    • “In Your Words” boxes measure your ability to communicate accurately and effectively with clients
    • “Doing the Math” boxes provide the mathematical knowledge needed to apply concepts from the text and offer hands-on practice
    • “From Theory to Practice” boxes show an instant, real-world connection to scientific information
    • Sex Differences clearly show when results or procedures are effected by gender
    • Practice What You Know activities give instructors the ability to assign lab activities directly from the textbook

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry, 5e

Measure joint range of motion with the manual that set the standard. Here is all of the guidance you need to identify impairments successfully and assess rehabilitation status effectively. Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect today’s most current and complete research, the 5th Edition of this classic book retains the unique features that have set this manual apart as the reference of choice. For each measurable joint in the body, you’ll find a consistent, easy-to-follow format and exceptional photographs that depict range of motion and alignment, making it easy for you to visualize the examination and technique for each joint motion and muscle length test.

Key features:

  • Large, easy-to-interpret photographs and crisp, detailed illustrations that clearly show:
    • Landmarks for goniometer alignment
    • Range-of-motion procedures with and without the goniometer
    • Muscle-length testing procedures
  • Range-of-motion and normative value boxes in each chapter
  • Coverage of bubble inclinometers and therabites
  • Detailed descriptions of normal end-feel patterns
  • Laboratory exercises and examples throughout

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging, 5e

The book that set the standard for the role of correlating imaging findings to clinical findings as part of a comprehensive patient evaluation, more specific treatment plans and better outcomes is back in a new edition.

Here’s everything Physical Therapists need to know about medical imaging. This comprehensive guide helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to accurately interpret imaging studies and understand written reports.

Begin with a basic introduction to radiology; then progress to evaluating radiographs and advanced imaging from head to toe. Imaging for commonly seen traumas and pathologies, as well as case studies prepare you to meet the most common to most complex challenges in clinical and practice.

Key features:

  • Routine radiologic evaluations for each anatomic region and joint that explain how the image is recorded and how the patient is positioned
  • A complete, normal series of x-rays for every joint in the body and every region of the spine
  • A wealth of photographs and illustrations that bring the principles and their applications to life
  • Real-life case studies in each chapter showing you how to integrate imaging into physical therapy interventions and clinical practice
  • “Summary of Key Point” boxes and “Self-Tests” with radiographs at the end of every chapter
  • Routine radiologic exam series featured on the inside back cover
  • Summary table comparing all imaging modalities on the inside front cover
  • Content on advanced imaging, including CT, MRI, and diagnostic ultrasound

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology, 6e

Now celebrating its 50 years in print, this text has held onto the foundation of its great success, while also being re-invented for today’s audience. The focus of this text remains the practical instruction of functional anatomy in order to quickly, and convincingly, guide readers to its use in professional performance. This text is filled with modern applications that will show your students the relevance of foundational material to their future careers.

An all-new author team of expert instructors Peggy Houglum and Dolores Bertoti, a brand-new, full-color design, and new learning and teaching resources online at DavisPlus all make the field's gold standard more valuable than ever as it prepares readers to apply theory to clinical practice.

Key features:

  • Links theoretical concepts to their practical applications with Practice Points boxes
  • Examines the properties of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fascia
  • Emphasizes the kinesiologic issue best illustrated for each region of the body
  • Discusses joints, ligaments, end-feels, accessory joint motion, the innervation and anatomical actions of muscles, and applications of mechanical and physiological principles

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Joint Structure and Functional: A Comprehensive Analysis, 5e

The perfect balance of clarity and comprehensiveness—now more reader friendly and visually appealing than ever. This popular text offers the clear, logical discussions of the basic theory of joint structure and muscle action and provides the foundation you need to understand both normal and pathologic function. This edition features a dynamic new full color design, videos, and a streamlined biomechanics chapter. Thoroughly revised and updated, it incorporates the latest research findings and techniques, reflecting the text’s emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Key features:

  • Prepares you to evaluate and treat human movement disorders with lucid discussions of biomechanics, joint structure, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology
  • Features an evidence-based approach that applies current research to illustrate and prepares you for the complexity that evidence-based content brings to practice
  • Focuseson the continuum of normal structure and function to show how deviations from normal may create or underlie disordered movement or dysfunction
  • Enhances your comprehension of content with end-of-chapter questions
  • Illustrates real-world application using Patient Cases and Case Application that show you WHY they need to understand the principles presented and the close link between normal and abnormal musculoskeletal function
  • Highlights key points with Concept Cornerstone boxes and periodic summaries
  • Promotes critical thinking on controversial topics through Continuing Exploration boxes

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Lifespan Neurorehabilitation: A Patient-Centered Approach from Examination to Interventions and Outcomes

The neuro rehab text that mirrors how you learn and how you practice. Take an evidence-based approach to the neurorehabilitation of adult and pediatric patients across the lifespan that reflects the APTA’s patient management model and the WHO’s International Classification of Function (ICF).

You’ll study examination and interventions from the body structure/function impairments and functional activity limitations commonly encountered in patients with neurologic disorders. Then, understanding the disablement process, you’ll be able to organize the clinical data that leads to therapeutic interventions for specific underlying impairments and functional activity limitations that can then be applied as appropriate anytime they are detected, regardless of the medical diagnosis.

Key features:

  • Consistently organized chapters in each section for easier reference
  • Behaviorally stated objectives for each chapter
  • Glossary (with terms bold-faced at first appearance)
  • Patient case scenarios that emphasize the clinical relevance of the content
  • “Patient Application” sections in the examination and intervention chapters that progress throughout the chapter and include “contemplate clinical decisions,” with guiding questions to stimulate the clinical problem-solving process
  • Charts/tables summarizing key information
  • Full-color photograph illustrating basic and complex concepts, many featuring real patients, including series of photographs that capture sequential movement
  • “Focus on Evidence” tables included on DavisPlus that summarize the scientific basis for the principles and techniques described
  • Extensive reference lists to facilitate additional research
  • A compendium on DavisPlus outlining the most common pediatric and adult medical diagnoses that puts the impairments and functional limitations in context and addresses 1) etiology/pathogenesis, 2) expected signs/symptoms and diagnostic tests, 3) prognosis, 4) medical and surgical management, and 5) a brief summary of five potential interventions that may be part of the plan of care based on expected examination results

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation

Achieve the best functional outcomes for your patients. Here is a practical, step-by-step guide to understanding the treatment process and selecting the most appropriate intervention for your patient. Superbly illustrated, in-depth coverage shows you how to identify functional deficits, determine what treatments are appropriate, and then to implement them to achieve the best functional outcome for your patients.

This one-of-a-kind resource features case studies in the text accompanied by videos online at DavisPlus that demonstrate how the interventions selected make a difference in your patients’ lives.

Key features:

  • Discussions address the foundational context for clinical decision-making and the conceptual framework for developing a comprehensive plan of care
  • Detailed coverage examines strategies and interventions to promote enhanced motor function and independence in key functional skills
  • Laboratory practice activities focus on task analysis and acquisition of psychomotor skills
  • Case Studies present examples of patient management strategies based on effective clinical decision-making for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, peripheral vestibular dysfunction, and Parkinson’s disease
  • Case Study Guiding Questions enhance clinical decision-making and challenge students to address the unique needs of individual patients
  • Tables summarize the content, while also functioning as concise study guides
  • “Clinical Notes” highlight key points and specific or unique aspects of an intervention
  • “Red Flags” identify potential patient problems or precautions
  • “Comments” present concepts and techniques for successfully implementing an intervention
  • Fifteen videos online at DavisPlus, corresponding to the fifteen case studies in the book, present elements of the initial examination, interventions, and outcomes for a variety of the commonly seen clinical conditions in rehabilitation settings
  • An extensive program of photographs and figures illustrates the narrative descriptions of the intervention strategies

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills, 3e

Rely on this state-of-the-art, multimedia resource to help you navigate confidently in both common and complex clinical situations. Mastering patient care skills will ground you in fundamental rehabilitation principles; help you establish a culture of patient-centered care; and develop essential clinical problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. You’ll also learn how to help your patients progress toward greater mobility and independence. Over 750 full-color photographs and illustrations make every concept crystal clear. 

Key features:

  • Narrated video clips with closed captioning online at demonstrate must-know techniques
  • A focus on developing the foundational knowledge, clinical expertise, and problem-solving skills required to work safely and effectively in both common and unexpected patient situations
  • Organizational structure parallels the progression of patient intervention
  • Icons throughout the text highlight important concepts and care skills
  • “Watch Out!” “Keeping Current,” and “Clinical Tips” boxes cover important safety reminders, recent research, and pointers for effectiveness and efficiency in the clinic
  • “Try This,” “Clinical Reality Check,” “Thinking It Through,” and “Pathophysiology” boxes provide additional learning enhancements.
  • A wealth of clinical examples mirror today’s patient populations

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, 5e

Up-to-date, must-know coverage. Bring your understanding of the rapidly evolving world of pharmacological agents and their impact on rehabilitation up to date with the updated fifth edition of the field’s signature reference. An easy-to-understand writing style and easy-to-follow design help you to understand the what, why, and how of this complex subject to ensure the most effective plans of care for your patients.

Key features:

  • Explains the benefits and adverse effects of medications commonly taken by patients receiving physical rehabilitation
  • Reviews the basic scientific principles of pharmacology: pharmacotherapeutics (how drugs prevent, treat, or diagnose a disease or condition), pharmacokinetics (how the body uses a drug) and pharmacodynamics (what a drug does to the body)
  • Covers chemotherapy and cancer treatments as well as vitamins and supplements
  • Includes clinically focused case studies at the end of chapters that deal with specific clinical disorders

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Prosthetics and Orthotics in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach

Building on the strengths of Amputations and Prosthetics, Doctors Bella J. May and Margery Lockard have joined forces to deliver—with superb clarity—a research-based, problem-solving approach to prosthetics and orthotics.

A clinical focus with unfolding case studies, stimulating questions, and an outstanding art program of 550 photographs and line illustrations make important concepts easy to understand and apply. You’ll also find a discussion, unique to this text, of the pathology of what necessitates amputations and why you would choose one prosthetic/orthotic over another.

Key features:

  • Discusses the latest advances and technological developments in prosthetics, and orthotics
  • Presents current research throughout the text, with references for further reading
  • Follows the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and appropriate national function terminology
  • Features chapters on upper extremity prosthetics and upper extremity orthotics in addition to lower limb
  • Offers pediatric content throughout the text, where appropriate
  • Emphasizes clinical problem solving and the decision making process to prepare readers for patient management
  • Guides learning with learning objectives, flow charts, case studies, and stimulating questions in each chapter
  • Provides a “user friendly” approach for therapists who may not be experts in these areas

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Evidence-Based Practice

Become a successful evidence-based practitioner. How do you evaluate the evidence? Is the information accurate, relevant and meaningful for clinical decision making? Did the design fit the research questions and was the analysis and interpretation of data appropriate?

Here are all the materials you need to take your first steps as evidence-based practitioners…how to use the design, data and analysis of research as the foundation for effective clinical decision making. You’ll find support every step of the way as you progress from the foundations of clinical research and concepts of measurement through the processes of designing studies and analyzing data to writing their own research proposal.

Key features:

  • Conceptual descriptions of analytic procedures used in EBP as well as tables that demonstrate simple calculations
  • Algorithm for choosing a statistical procedure based on a study’s design
  • Diagrams that help students understand experimental and observational design variations
  • Guidelines for critical appraisal of various types of studies
  • Focus on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios, number needed to treat, and measuring clinically meaningful change
  • Special features that illustrate how research applies to practice, including, “Case-in Point,” “Fun Facts,” “Historical Notes,” and end-of-chapter ‘take-away’ commentaries from the author

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques, 8e 

Here is all the guidance you need to customize interventions for individuals with movement dysfunction. You’ll find the perfect balance of theory and clinical technique—in-depth discussions of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy and the most up-to-date exercise and management guidelines.

Six multimedia clinical scenarios let you practice applying theory to clinical practice. Full-color, narrated videos demonstrate multiple options for exercise progressions and help hone your critical-thinking skills by addressing the challenges of specific pathologies, patient loading, and post-intervention strategies.

Full-color videos show you how. A complete video library of basic therapeutic exercises and techniques shows you how to achieve the best results for range of motion, stretching, joint mobilization, resistance, and spinal stabilization.

Key features:

  • Superb art program, including anatomical illustrations, line drawings, photographs, and radiographs
  • “Focus on Evidence” boxes summarizing current literature, including Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) when applicable
  • “Management Guidelines” incorporated into text
  • “Pathology/Surgical Procedure” where appropriate
  • "Post-Surgery Outcome" boxes
  • Clinical examples throughout
  • Immersive case studies at the end of selected chapters
  • Clinical laboratory activities and questions for critical thinking and discussion at the end of every chapter
  • Interactive, multimedia cases that progress through the process of "Assessment," "Intervention," and "Post-Intervention" allow students to view patient case information, videos, and respond to questions with instant feedback.
  • “Knowledge Checks” help prepare students to work through each case by assessing comprehension of the chapter reading materials
  • Full-color videos with voiceover narration
  • Demonstrations of correct techniques for range of motion, stretching, joint mobilization, resistance, and spinal stabilization 

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Recognized as two of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Susan Herdman and Richard Clendaniel, joined by a team of expert contributors, deliver the 4th Edition of the field's definitive text on the management of vestibular diseases and disorders. From assessment through therapy, they present the scientific and clinical knowledge you need to distinguish between vestibular and non-vestibular dizziness and to plan and implement the appropriate treatments.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive coverage from fundamental anatomy and physiology through assessment and diagnosis to interventions
  • An emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • Case studies that illustrate the decision-making process
  • Suggestions for progressions of eye and balance exercises
  • Discussions of how to recognize what steps to take if the initial treatment does not appear to be beneficial
  • Consistent pedagogical structure to guide learning, including Chapter Summaries, ‘Summary of the Clinical Exam of the Dizzy Patient,’ and ‘Expected Test Results in Patients with UVL’

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management, 4e

This most complete resource is back in a full-color, thoroughly revised, updated, and significantly expanded 4th Edition that incorporates all of the many scientific and technological advances that are changing the scope of practice in this multidisciplinary field. Learned authors Joseph McCulloch and Luther Kloth have gathered world renown experts in wound management to present a comprehensive text that is evidence based, clinically focused and practical.

Responding to the ever-changing field of wound management, the 4th Edition is far from a simple update; it is virtually a brand-new text. The committed and respected teams of authors and contributors have broadened the scope of this text and expanded it from 14 to 35 chapters.

Key features:

  • Clinician centered presentation of information with strong emphasis on problem solving and clinical decision making
  • Case studies to help explain theory, complemented by author discussions on how specific cases were managed, where appropriate
  • A rigorous review of evidence from in vitro, animal, and human studies which explains how cellular and molecular mechanisms contribute to healing tractable and recalcitrant human wounds
  • Clinical guidance on wound management and discussions of how specific interventions facilitate healing and when their use is appropriate

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

F.A. Davis PT Collection features a variety of content concerning diversity in medicine, education, and practice. As part of McGraw Hill's commitment to inclusion and diversity in our content, the resources here represent what is currently available on F.A. Davis PT Collection, which is a dynamic site featuring regular updates, concerning diversity in medicine. Resources from F.A. Davis PT Collection highlighted on this page include textbooks, chapters, and cases, including:

  • Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills, 3e (discusses diverse patient populations and backgrounds)
  • Wound Healing Evidence-Based Management, 4e (discusses melanin in skin, changes in skin regardless of color, different appearances of blanchable skill in darkly pigmented skin, sickle cell disease, and a burn case study on African American male patient)
  • Communication from the Inside Out (Documentation for Certified Nursing Homes, including a resident assessment instrument; content for American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latino populations)
  • Davis Notes (includes discussions on disease in African American populations, including Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease; prostate cancer; diabetes mellitus; Osteoarthritis, Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint; hip osteoarthritis; and colorectal cancer)

You can read more about McGraw Hill's commitment to inclusion and diversity at:

Quick Reference

The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook

This edition of the gold standard of rehabilitation resources is now in full color and thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the art and science of practice today.

A compendium of frequently used, but rarely memorized information organized for easy reference, it covers an extraordinary breadth of topics—from the full range of basic scientific information (neuroanatomy and clinical neurology, osteology and clinical orthopedics, general anatomy, cardiac and pulmonary anatomy) to the treatments and methods used in modern rehabilitation practice.

With its outcome and evidence-based focus and several expert contributors, this text is a must for PT’s at any stage in their career.

Key features:

  • Thorough coverage of older adults and children in geriatric and pediatric sections.
  • Outcome measures section with validated tests.
  • The latest information on specialties, from the PT specialist's point of view. 
  • Colored tabs for each section and an expanded, colored index make information easily accessible.
  • Translations of clinical terms include Spanish, Korean, and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Taber’s Medical Dictionary

Searchable, alphabetical dictionary reference with must-know, rarely memorized information.

  • Appendices for normal reference laboratory values and prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms, as well as abbreviations, symbols, and units of measurement, documentation system definitions, and complementary and alternative medicine as well as nursing-focused resources.
  • Full-color illustrations of anatomy and physiology, and photographs of diseases and disorders photographs focus on the distinguishing features of diseases and disorders.
  • Patient Care Statements—Quick-reference summaries detail assessment, treatment, and patient teaching requirements.
  • Caution/Safety Statements—An easy-to-find icon highlights information critical to safe patient care.
  • Disease/Disorder Entries—Concise descriptions summarize diagnosis, signs and symptoms, etiology, treatments, and prognosis.
  • NANDA-I (2015-2017)—The complete list of all of the nursing diagnoses makes reference quick and easy.

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

Mobilization Notes: A Rehabilitation Specialist's Pocket Guide

  • This handy, full color, pocket guide provides the rehabilitation specialist with innovative intervention strategies that are designed to address impairments in joint mobility.
  • Arranged by anatomic region, it provides an overview of functional anatomy and joint kinematics for the spine and extremities. For each mobilization technique, a detailed description of patient and clinician position along with photographs that include force vector arrows and points of stabilization is provided. Write-on/wipe-off pages allow the reader to take notes easily.
  • Key features:
    • Organized by joint with anatomic diagrams and review tables of osteokinematic and arthrokinematic motions
    • Includes an eclectic blend of joint mobilization techniques taken from a variety of manual therapy approaches
    • Covers an innovative collection of joint mobilization techniques designed to address both accessory and physiologic motion with suggestions for modifications to meet unique demands
    • Offers descriptive diagrams and tables that may be used to guide clinical decision-making when determining the efficacy, safety, and most appropriate use of joint mobilization procedures
    • Provides a summary of the current best evidence as it relates to the clinical performance of joint mobilization.
    • Includes the full continuum of joint mobilization, including both thrust and non-thrust techniques

Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide


  • Whatever the practice setting—acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, extended care, or in a school—turn to this handy pocket guide to the neurological examination. Small in size, but not in content, it covers all of the common neuromuscular conditions, disorders, and diseases you might encountered in patients throughout their lifespans. A spiral binding, thumb tabs and nearly 240 illustrations insure you can find just what you’re looking for. Waterproof, reusable pages let you record clinical data and then wipe the pages clean with alcohol.
  • Key features:
    • Presents an overview of neuroanatomy and an outline of a neurological examination in an easy-to-reference, full-color table in the first tabbed section
    • Follows the preferred practice patterns for patients with neuromuscular disorders presented in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2e
    • Addresses neurological examination techniques, standardized tests, differential diagnosis, medical red flags, radiological/imaging techniques, and medications for the most common disorders within each tabbed category
    • Incorporates pain assessment within each disorder discussion, where appropriate
    • Includes congenital or acquired disorders of the central nervous systems in infancy, childhood, and adolescence within the pediatric section

Peds Rehab Notes: Evaluation and Intervention Pocket Guide

  • This compact, pocket-sized reference presents the practical evidenced- based guidance needed to assess, diagnose, treat or refer pediatric patients effectively in any care setting.
  • Bulleted lists, charts, tables, and illustrations, on write-on/wipe-off, reusable pages put need-to-know clinically relevant information at your finger tips.
  • Key features:
    • Provides an overview of normal and abnormal reflexes, a summary of developmental milestones, and a comprehensive collection of assessment tools
    • Outlines common pediatric diagnoses and their associated prognoses based the APTA’s guidelines
    • Covers normal and abnormal orthopedic development and assessment, including normal, age-specific range of motion and strength, surgical interventions, and basic radiographic terminology, as well as differential diagnoses, and referrals to other professionals, when appropriate
    • Covers common assistive technology devices (positioning and accepted variations) and uses samples to illustrate how to document these devices to third party payers
    • Reviews lab values, radiology, normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary development and values, common medications, acute care, the NICU, and much more

PT Clinical Notes: A Rehabilitation Pocket Guide

  • Rely on this well-organized, concise pocket guide to prepare for the everyday encounters you’ll face in the hospital, rehab facility, nursing home, or home health setting. Quickly access just what you need in any setting with succinct, yet comprehensive guidance on every page.
  • Inside you’ll find the critical, but rarely memorized information you need, including all outcome tests, normative values, IC10 diagnostic codes, common alternative meds, evaluation, treatment guidelines, business practices, and CPT codes for proper reimbursement.
  • Key features:
    • 14 tabbed sections, covering different settings and systems as well as wellness, lab values, pharmacology, and billing
    • Helps the student and the practitioner work with patients from assessment through treatment to billing
    • Covers equipment, techniques, and treatments
    • Offers valuable insights on business practices, home health, women’s health, and wellness

Screening Notes: Rehabilitation Specialist's Pocket Guide


  • This handy pocket guide gives you the essential orthopedic information you need in class, clinical, and practice.
  • Key features:
    • Tabs organized by lifespan, and within each tab, by body system
    • Coverage of the most common signs and symptoms of pathology
    • “Red flags” compartmentalize pathologies that would be most probable in various stages of the lifespan.
    • Abundant tools, including standardized screening tools, questionnaires, lists and charts of signs and symptoms, and diagrams of methods of palpation, pediatric growth charts, and pictures of the most 25 common skin diseases

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)


Davis's Drug Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals

With this one-of-a-kind guide specifically for rehabilitation specialists, Charles Ciccone, PT, PhD, leader in pharmacology and rehabilitation, offers a concise, easy-to-access resource that delivers the drug information rehabilitation specialists need to know.  

Organized alphabetically by generic name, over 800 drug monographs offer the most up-to-date information on drug indications, therapeutic effects, potential adverse reactions, and much more! A list of implications for physical therapy at the end of each monograph helps you provide the best possible care for your patients.

It’s the perfect companion to Pharmacology in Rehabilitation available on F.A. Davis PT Collection.

Key features:

  • “High alert” icon indicating when adverse patient reactions may occur, when appropriate.
  • Generic, trade, and Canadian names with a pronunciation key
  • Classification
  • Controlled substance schedule
  • Indications
  • Actions
  • Adverse reaction/side effects
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Time of action
  • Contraindications/precautions
  • Interactions
  • Route and dosage
  • Availability
  • Implications for physical therapy, including evaluation and examination, as well as interventions

(NOTE: Blurb taken from F.A. Davis)

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Cases in F.A. Davis PT Collection provide materials for short, targeted case-based learning. They vary slightly, but for each case you get a patient history and systems review, short answer questions, clinical pearls, references, and a comprehensive quiz. The results of the quizzes can be emailed and collected for a grade, e.g., student to instructor. Cases are durable URL-enabled and can be linked to in coursework, e.g., LMS course page, lecture slides, syllabus, etc. See the "Linking to Content" box in this guide to find out more about linking to content on F.A. Davis PT Collection for course integration.

Click here to view all cases on F.A. Davis PT Collection, including:

  • Physical Rehabilitation Cases
  • Neurological Rehabilitation Cases
  • Modalities Cases
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics Cases
  • Wound Healing Cases
  • Diagnosis Cases
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury Cases
  • Pharmacology Cases
  • Communication Cases
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Imaging Cases

Review Questions

Review titles on F.A. Davis PT Collection provide hundreds of review Q&A for board exam preparation and recertification. Users can generate random and custom quizzes from the texts, and the results can be emailed. Users will need to be signed into their MyAccess profile.

Click here to view all review titles, including:

  • Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Medical Terminology in a Flash! A Multiple Learning Styles Approach, 4e
  • Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals, 2e

F.A. Davis PT Collection Faculty Email Templates

Use our faculty email templates to remind your colleagues of the resources available to them through your institution's F.A. Davis PT Collection subscription. This list includes a general email highlighting relevant resources for multiple medical disciplines.

Click here to download the customizable faculty email template for F.A. Davis PT Collection.