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Field's Anatomy, Palpation & Surface Markings, 5th Edition


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Now in its fifth edition, this reliable resource continues to be a practical guide to identification and palpation of significant anatomical landmarks and structures. With a combination of clear text, drawings and photographs it helps the student to acquire knowledge of structures and movements palpable below the surface and to develop their tactile skills.

The new edition now incorporates educational aids such as full colour photographs and drawings along with access to an online resource of 100s of self-assessment questions which gives the student the opportunity to check their knowledge and receive feedback.

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New to This Edition

    • Full colour throughout
    • Enhanced photographs and artwork
    • Self-assessment online via Elsevier’s Evolve Learning Resources - log on to to access:
      • Over 140 drag and drop questions
      • Just under 600 self-answer questions with feedback provided
      • Bank of 250 images

Key Features

    • Introductory chapter on the principles and practice of palpation vital to background study
    • Step-by-step guide to identification and palpation of structures
    • Facilitates learning by providing a clear and concise approach
    • Offers basic information on accessory movements

Published Reviews

    "The book starts with a detailed definition of palpation, its application and importance of its use in clinical practice. It has a particular focus on how to improve the art of palpation by giving the reader techniques on how to improve manual dexerity and sensitivity to aid palpation ability...Whilst this book heavily focuses on acquisition of anatomical knowledge through familiarisation of surface markings, it appreciates that palpation skills are developed over many years and that the book is best utilised as an adjunct with other learning methods, reflecting the current diverse trends in academic and clinical practice....Overall this is a very well presented and picture rich book that allows the reader to easily understand surface marking of anatomy and begin to build palpation skills. It is best aimed at studentts or the newly qualified clinician working in Neuro-musculoskeletal practice."

    Physical Therapy in Sport, December 2012

Author Information

    By Derek Field, Grad Dip Phys, FCSP, DipTP, SRP, Formerly Vice Principal, North London School of Physiotherapy, City University, London, UK and Jane Owen Hutchinson, MA(Ed), MCSP, SRP, Cert Ed, Dip TP, Dip Rehab Counselling, Manager, Allied Health Professions Support Service, Royal National Institute of Blind People, London, UK

Customer Reviews

  • Paperback
  • 288 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/4 X 11 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4355-0
  • Copyright: 2012