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Updated Visual Guide to Hands-on Palpation Techniques

New York, NY, May 24, 2015 --( "Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists, Second Edition," recently published by Thieme, is a completely updated, beautifully illustrated guide with clear, step-by-step instructions that help readers identify and then distinguish between various body structures. It includes new palpation techniques for the shoulder and features nearly 900 full-color photographs and complementary color illustrations showing the functional significance of each anatomic region.

Praise for the previous edition: “Students who desire to become competent in palpation as well as experienced clinicians who seek a strong review of palpation will find this text an excellent learning resource.”—Christopher Hughes, PhD, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

This revised edition will enable physical therapy and osteopathy practitioners and students to refine their knowledge of anatomy and thus optimize patient care.

Reichert et al.
Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists, Second Edition
Thieme Publishers, New York/Stuttgart.2015
464 pp, 899 illustrations; Paperback
ISBN: 9783131463425
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783131625922

About the Authors

Bernhard Reichert, MScPT, MT, is a massage therapist, physical therapist, and manual therapist as well as lecturer, and teacher. He is a partner of the Integrative German-Asian Therapy Centre in Fellbach, Germany; Assistant Headteacher of the VPT Academy, Fellbach; and lecturer in Scientific Methodology at the University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Wolfgang Stelzenmueller, PT, is a physical therapist based in Dreieich, Germany.

Omer CG Matthijs, PT, ScD, MOMT, is a recognized researcher, practitioner, author, teacher, and consultant specializing in orthopedic medicine and manual therapy. He has a private practice in Austria.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, eOtolaryngology, eSpine, Medlantis, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, and the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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