Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques

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Publication Date: 1998
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781710077

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Organized by region, this text provides the fundamentals of evaluation andexamination techniques of the musculoskeletal system. Each region begins with step-by-step instructions for goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length, joint accessory motions and special orthopedic tests. Special discussions of posture and gait analysis are also included. New in this edition is a chapter on Assessment of Pain. The discussion on the Spine has been expanded to three chapters -- Cervical, Thoracolumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint.
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--Techniques in an organized fashion-much as an experienced therapist would approach a patient.
--Step-by-step instructions that address goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length testing, joint accessory movements, and special orthopedic tests
--Abundant illustrations that highlight key procedures and anatomic features
--More general assessment information and clinical tests throughout the text
--Expanded coverage of the spine, offering more in-depth assessment and evaluation of the cervical, thoracolumbar, and sacroiliac regions
--Two thoroughly revised chapters on Principles of Examination Techniques and on the Shoulder
--NEW!: Chapter 3 on the assessment of Pain is entirely new.
--NEW!: New information on surface anatomy, palpation, and length of tension relationship (flexibility) of muscles added to all body region chapters.
M. Lynn Palmer PhD, PT
Graduate School for Health Studies, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

Marcia Epler PhD, PT, ATC
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, Philadelphia, PA


Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781710077
Product Format: Softbound
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Pub Date: 1998
Weight: 2.05
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