What Reading Materials are Helpful to Learn More About PM&R

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  • Braddom RL. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 4th ed. W.B. Saunders; 2010.
  • Brukner, Peter and Khan, Karim. Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia; 2011. The bible of sports medicine. It covers all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports related injuries. 
  • Campagnolo DI, Kirshblum S, Nash MS. Spinal Cord Medicine. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010 
  • Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 3rd ed. W.B. Saunders; 2015. 
  • Frontera WR. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010 
  • Malanga GA, Nadler SN. Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence Based Approach. Har/DVD ed. Hanley & Belfus,; 2005 
  • Preston & Shapiro. Electromyography and neuromuscular disorders. Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations. 3rd Ed. Saunders. 2012​


  • Braddom, Randall. Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Saunders; 2003. 
  • Cuccurullo SJ. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review. 3rd ed. Demos Medical Publishing; 2014. 
  • Hoppenfeld S, Thomas H, Hutton R. Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities. 1st ed. Prentice Hall, 1976 
  • Miller A, Heckert K, Davis B. The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam. 1st ed. Demos Medical Publishing; 2008. 
  • O'Young BJ, Young MA, Stiens SA. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Secrets. 3rd ed. Mosby; 2007. 
  • Rathmell J. Atlas of Image-Guided Intervention in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2nd Ed. Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011 
  • Shatzer M. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocketpedia. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012. 
  • Visco CJ & Chimes GP. Mclean Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 1st ed. Demos Medical Publishing; 2008. 
  • Weiss L, Silver J, Weiss J. Easy EMG. 1st ed. Butterworth-Heinemann; 2004. 
  • Wyss J & Patel A. Therapeutic Programs for musculoskeletal disorders. 1st Ed, Demos Medical Publishing; 2013​


  • American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationhttp://journals.lww.com/ajpmr/pages/default.aspx, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Subscriptions, P. O. Box 1630, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Customer service: (800) 638-3030.
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationhttp://www.archives-pmr.org, W.B. Saunders, Periodicals Dept., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821-9918. Customer service: (800) 654-2452.
  • PM&Rhttp://www.pmrjournal.org​, Elsevier, 3251 Riverport Lane, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Customer service: (800) 654-2452.


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