Saturday, December 3, 2022

Responses – Recommended P&O Textbooks

Roy Bowers

Many thanks to those who responded

Original post:
“I am interested in finding out what prosthetics and orthotics textbooks practitioners are finding most useful these days…?”


Check out Haimovici’s Vascular Surgery – a new edition in production and should be out in the next 3-6 months
I find that the only three texts that I usually pull off the bookshelf are the Atlas (both O and P) and Salter’s text about Musculoskeletal disorders.
The Academy’s publications committee have started running formal book reports on O&P related texts. Our first two were Gages new book on CP and Morris’s Pediatric Orthotics text. (See link:

We currently have reviewers looking at Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications by Russell Carter EdD PT, Jay Lubinsky PhD CCC-A/SLP and Elizabeth Domholdt EdD PT
Rehabilitation Outcome Measures by Emma Stokes

Care of the Combat Amputee: (
I have the Kevin Kirby precision intricast books on feet
CAPO books are very good. Clinical aspects of lower extremity prosthetics.
For uppers, you must have UCLA book Prosthetic Principles Upper Extremities and NYU UE Prosthetics and Supplement.
I can’t find it here, but there’s a great paperback from NYU on lowers. I have it somewhere, can’t find right now, but it covers all the basics, and is super simple.
For orthotics, CAPO books once again, then Orthotic lab manual, and NYU book and supplement again. NYU books were published by Prosthetics and Orthotics New York University Post Graduate Medical School. mid 80s last century.
I would highly recommend my book “It’s Just a Matter of Balance”.
Take a look at our website. We have several O & P webcasts, DVD’s and CD’s.
Half price to schools…
I recently made an instructional DVD for below amputees, their care givers, therapists and prosthetists. You should visit my website for an idea of the

Roy Bowers
Senior Teaching Fellow
National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
University of Strathclyde
G4 0LS

Phone: +44 (0)141 548 4699
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