Synopses & Reviews
"Each chapter is organized in a consistent manner, which makes it easy for readers to reference a specific topic. Video clips are available online showing different assessment techniques."
"Overall, this is a well referenced, organized, and welcome update of a book that was last published 13 years ago."
Jeff Yaver, PT(Kaiser Permanente)
This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is completely reorganized and has new, expanded treatment and exercise sections in each chapter. Other features include a new section on post-polio syndrome, additional case studies comparing Guillain-Barré to polio muscle tests, a new full-color design, and a first-of-its-kind chart of upper extremity articulations.
Completely revised and updated, the Third Edition offers a student-friendly approach to muscle assessment, presenting the principles and methodology of assessing both joint range of motion (ROM)/goniometry and manual muscle strength for the head, neck, trunk, and extremities. Each chapter is devoted to a separate anatomical region and provides knowledge of pertinent surface anatomy and deep anatomy. Excellent photography and illustrations enhance comprehension of techniques and serve as a self-learning tool.
Table of Contents
Section I Principles and Methods
1. Principles and Methods
2. Relating Treatment to Assessment
Section II Regional Evaluation Techniques
3. Shoulder Complex
4. Elbow and Forearm
5. Wrist and Hand
8. Ankle and Foot
9. Head, Neck and Trunk
Section III Appendices
Appendix A: Sample Numeric Recording Form: Range of Motion Assessment
Appendix B: Sample Recording Form: Manual Muscle Strength Assessment
Appendix C: Gait
Appendix D: Summary of Patient Positioning for the Evaluation of Joint ROM, Muscle Length, and Muscle Strength
Appendix E: Validity and Reliability of Selected Instruments Used to Measure Joint ROM