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Key Resources

This tab will provide you with key resources for the Physiotherapy portion of the NBCE Exam. 


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Books located on the NBCE display shelves do circulate.  Please present a photo ID to a library staff member.

Circulation rules for NBCE Books:

  • Checked out for two hour period
  • Renewed one time for an additional two hours
  • May leave the library to an outside location -- study wherever you'd like!
  • Limited to three at a time.

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Overview - Physiotherapy Exam

The Physiotherapy Examination includes:

  • Passive Adjunctive Procedures
    • Thermotherapy
    • Electrotherapy
    • Mechanotherapy
    • Phototherapy
  • Active Adjunctive Procedures
    • Functional assessment
    • Exercise physiology
    • Endurance training
    • Muscle rehabilitation
    • Neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Disorder-specific rehabilitation

Below is a list of reference texts provided by the NBCE for Physiotherapy.

As a courtesy, Palmer Libraries have also included a section devoted to NBCE Exam Study Guides, which will have links to books containing practice questions & answers. This information is located on a separate tab, titled "Study Guides - NBCE Exams", and is organized by campus.


Physiotherapy NBCE Reference Texts

Check for these titles in your campus' designated NBCE Reference text area.

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Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: an Evidence-Based Approach - S. Brent Brotzman; Robert C. Manske
Call Number: RD797 .C55 2011
ISBN: 9780323055901
Publication Date: 2011-03-21
3rd ed.

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Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms (4th ed.) - Thomas A. Souza
Call Number: RZ250 .S68 2009
ISBN: 9780763752828
Publication Date: 2008-10-03

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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (3rd ed.) - National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff
Call Number: GV711.5 .E88 2008
ISBN: 9780736058032
Publication Date: 2008-06-02

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Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods - Warren I. Hammer (Editor)
Call Number: RZ250 .H36 2007
ISBN: 9780763733100
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
3rd ed.

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Human locomotion : the conservative management of gait-related disorders - Michaud, Thomas C.
Call Number: RC376.5 .M54 2011
ISBN: 9780615516455
Publication Date: c2011

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Light and laser therapy : clinical procedures (5th ed.) - Turchin, C.
Call Number: RM840 .T87 2011
ISBN: 9781424302338
Publication Date: 2011

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Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual (2nd ed.) - Craig Liebenson
Call Number: RZ265 .S64 R44 2007
ISBN: 0781729971
Publication Date: 2006-03-02

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Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents (3rd ed.) - Alain Y. Belanger
Call Number: RM701 .B45 2014
ISBN: 9781451182743
Publication Date: 2014-01-10
3rd edition.

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Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations & Techniques - Carolyn Kisner; Lynn Allen Colby
Call Number: RM725 .K53 2012
ISBN: 9780803625747
Publication Date: 2012-10-08
6th ed.

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Therapeutic Modalities (4th ed.) - Chad Starkey
Call Number: RC1210 .S785 2013
ISBN: 9780803625938
Publication Date: 2013-01-23

Subject Guides @ Palmer - Physiotherapy

If you are looking for other resources to help you with studying at Palmer, be it for the NBCE or for your course work, check out the online subject guides listed below, created by our very own Palmer Library staff. New guides are created all the time, so check back with us soon for more.

Physical Therapy
by Sandy Lewis - Last Updated Apr 5, 2017
A guide to physical therapy resources at Palmer and on the Web.
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The study of individual reference texts or study guides will not guarantee that an individual will pass NBCE examinations.

Moreover, these lists are not comprehensive and do not imply that references not included on a list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

The NBCE does not endorse any particular study guide to assist test-takers, nor does Palmer College of Chiropractic.

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