Daniels and Worthingham s Muscle Testing E Book

Author: Helen Hislop
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical handbook on evaluating muscular strength and function, Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination and Performance Testing, 9th Edition makes it easy to understand and master procedures in manual muscle testing and performance testing. Clear, illustrated instructions provide a guide to patient positioning, direction of motion, and direction of resistance. In addition to muscle testing of normal individuals and others with weakness or paralysis, this edition includes new coverage of alternative strength tests and performance tests for older adults and others with functional decline (such as the inactive and obese). Written by educators Helen J. Hislop, Dale Avers, and Marybeth Brown, this classic physical therapy reference now features an Evolve companion website with video clips demonstrating key muscle testing techniques. Drawings and arrows along with clear written directions make it easy to understand and perform muscle testing procedures, allowing you to assess deficits in strength, balance, and range of motion. More than 600 illustrations clearly show testing sequences, muscle anatomy, and muscle innervation. Video clips of over 100 muscle tests on the Evolve companion website demonstrate the art and technique of muscle testing in a clinical setting. Details of muscle anatomy and innervation help in linking muscle topography with function. Helpful Hints and Substitutions boxes provide additional tips and highlight muscle substitutions that may occur during a test to ensure greater accuracy in testing. A constant reference number clearly identifies each muscle in the body, indexed in the Alphabetical List of Muscles by Region as well as in the Ready Reference Anatomy Manual on Evolve, to speed cross-referencing and help you quickly identify any muscle. NEW chapters on performance testing cover functional strength testing in older adults and those with functional decline, and testing muscle performance in various clinical settings. NEW chapters on manual muscle testing address when to use manual muscle testing, the limitations of manual muscle testing, and alternatives to manual muscle testing. UPDATED references for each chapter include the most current evidence-based information. NEW! An Evolve companion website helps you hone your manual testing skills with video clips of over 100 muscle tests and with the Ready Reference Anatomy Guide.

Daniels and Worthingham s Muscle Testing

Author: Helen Hislop
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9781416066170
Format: PDF, Docs
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Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination, 8th Edition is the original handbook of manual evaluation of muscular strength. In addition to offering traditional methods for assessing and grading skeletal muscle function, the book provides a comprehensive section on muscle anatomy and innervations that rounds out the testing chapters by linking muscle topography and function. This edition includes a new DVD of tests and procedures video clips that supplement the tests explained in the book.

Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing

Author: Nancy Berryman Reese
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291554
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the most comprehensive texts on the market, Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing, 3rd Edition, is an easy-to-follow reference that guides you in accurately measuring range of motion and muscle length for all age groups. Written by renowned educators, Nancy Berryman Reese and William D. Bandy for both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, this book describes in detail the reliability and validity of each technique. A new companion web site features video clips demonstrating over 100 measurement techniques! Full-color design clearly demonstrates various techniques and landmarks. Clear technique template allows you to quickly and easily identify the information you need. Simple anatomic illustrations clearly depict the various techniques and landmarks for each joint. Coverage of range of motion and muscle length testing includes important, must-know information. Complex tool coverage prepares you to use the tape measure, goniometer, and inclinometer in the clinical setting. Over 100 videos let you independently review techniques covered in the text. Chapter on infants and children eliminates having to search through pediatric-specific books for information. Anatomical landmarks provide a fast visual reference for exactly where to place measuring devices. Chapters dedicated to length testing makes information easy to locate. UPDATED information and references includes the latest in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

Joint Motion and Function Assessment

Author: Hazel M. Clarkson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781740616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new resource is a comprehensive view of the clinical evaluation and functional application of joint range of motion. Coverage includes discussions of different types of goniometers, alternate methods of assessment, the reliability and validity of other joint ROM tools, and contraindications and precautions. This book also provides a complete review of surface anatomy and instruction on palpation technique and therapist posture and positioning when evaluating ROM. Numerous illustrations depict the therapist's hand and goniometer positions in relation to deep anatomical structures. Case studies and practical examination forms are also included.

Pocket Notes for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Author: Steven B. Skinner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449693903
Format: PDF
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A clinical guide for physical therapist assistant students and practicing physical therapist assistants, Pocket Notes for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition provides quick, convenient access to information on normal values, assessment techniques, treatment suggestions, pharmacology, and pathology descriptions. New content includes an expansion of gait topics, as well as the inclusion hydrotherapy/aquatic therapy, interferential current, mechanical spinal traction, and microelectrical neuromuscular stimulation. Also, information about balance and breathing activities has been added. With revised and updated information and references throughout, the Second Edition is a praised as a recommended resource for physical therapist assistant students and clinicians.

Handbook of Manual Muscle Testing

Author: Nancy C. Cutter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This manual gives you the quick reference you need to understand and apply the basics of muscle testing quickly and conveniently. Each two-page spread contains all you need to know to perform manual muscle testing. You'll find an illustration of the muscle accompanied by a concise overview of how to perform the test, the muscle's origin and insertion points, its root, cord and nerve innervation, its primary function/actions, its synergies and antagonists. Clinical pearls are also provided for each test. The simple, handbook format is most appealing for quick and easy access in the clinical setting or the lab. Use this manual as a supplement to existing textbooks or as an invaluable companion throughout your professional work.