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Physiotherapy Reference Texts

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The NBCE uses reference texts that are generally employed by the chiropractic colleges. This list of references is presented to assist individuals in preparing for NBCE examinations; however, study of the following references will not guarantee that an individual will pass NBCE examinations. Moreover, this list is not comprehensive and does not imply that references not included on this list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

Belanger, A. (2015). Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bellow, J. W., & Michlovits, S.L., & Nolan, T.P., Jr. (2016). Michlovitz’s Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention (6th ed.). Philadelphia; F.A. Davis Company

Giangarra, C.E., & Manske, R.C. (2018). Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation: A Team Approach (4th ed.). Philadelphia; Mosby

Hammer, W. (2007). Functional Soft-Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Kendall, F. P., McCreary, E. K., Provance, P. G., Rodgers, M. M., & Romani, W. A. (2005). Muscles, Testing and Function with Posture and Pain (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Kisner, C., & Colby, L. A. (2018). Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (7th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Liebenson, C. (2007). Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I, & Katch, V. L. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

McGill, S. (2016). Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation (3rd ed.). Champaign; Human Kinetics

Michaud, T. C. (2011). Human Locomotion: Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders. Newton, MA: Newton Biomechanics.

National Strength and Conditioning Association. (2016). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (4rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Souza, T. A. (2016). Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Starkey, C. (2013). Therapeutic Modalities (4th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Turchin, C. (2017). Light and Laser Therapy: Clinical Procedures. (6th ed.). C. Turchin.