The programme team recommends the following Physiotherapy books. We have carefully selected these titles, which will not only be useful for the first year of the course, but also for subsequent years as introductory texts. We do not recommend you purchase all of these books until you have started the Physiotherapy course as you may prefer to utilise the available library resources. However, you may wish to consider purchasing either of the core Anatomy books listed below as these are fundamental resources students will use throughout the Physiotherapy programme.
Drake, R.L. Vogl, A.W. & Mitchell, A.W.M. (2015) Gray's Anatomy for Students. 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone
Palastanga, N. and Soames, R. (2012) Anatomy and Human Movement. 6th edition. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
Lundy-Eckman, L. (2012) Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation. 4th edition. St Louis: Saunders
Petty, N. J. (Ed.) (2011) Neuromusculoskeletal Examination And Assessment: A Handbook For Therapists. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Pryor, J.A. & Prasad, A.S. (2008) Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults & Paediatrics. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Stokes, M. & Stack (Eds.) (2011) Physical Management for Neurological Conditions. 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Students have previously found the following useful as companion books, particularly on placement, but they are not essential or a replacement for any of the above. In addition there are various “flash cards” and other aids available for anatomy. You may discuss the value of these with staff and other students after you start.
Corne, J. & Pointon, K. (2010) Chest X-rays made easy. 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Glynne, A.J. & Fiddler, H. (2009) The Physiotherapist's Pocket Guide to Exercise: Assessment, Prescription and Training. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Harden, B. et al (2009) Respiratory Physiotherapy: an on-call survival guide. 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Kenyon, J. & Kenyon, K. (2009) The Physiotherapist’s Pocket Book. 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Lennon, S. and Stokes, M. (2009) Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Porter, S. (2008) The Anatomy Colouring and Workbook. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann