A Physiotherapist's Guide to Clinical Measurement E-Book


  • John Fox
  • Richard Day

A Physiotherapist’s Guide to Measurement is an essential tool for both the student and clinician who will gain ready access to a wide range of common measurement techniques. This exclusive handy guide gives detailed images of the various measuring methods used in practice, such as goniometric measurement of all the main joints; lower and upper limb girth measurements; manual muscle testing of all major muscle groups; spinal measurements; spirometry (respiratory function); and many more! Each illustration is accompanied by concise but clear instructional text. Additionally, reference tables cover the aims, methodology and results of research, summarising studies on the reliability and validity of a particular measuring tool.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3610-1

Table of Contents

Reliability and Validity of Measurement Tools

1 The Hip Joint
2 The Knee Joint
3 The Ankle Joint
4 The Shoulder Joint
5 The Elbow Joint
6 The Wrist/Carpal Joints
7 The Hand
8 The Spine
9 The Respiratory System

Appendix 1 The Visual Analogue Scale for Pain
Appendix 2 Summary of Studies Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Measuring Tools in Physiotherapy