Muscle Testing, Interpretation and Clinical Applications


  • Zeevi Dvir, PhD, LLB, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

Practical and easy-to-use, this text covers the theoretical background of clinical isokinetics and its practical applications in the field of muscle performance and rehabilitation. It examines the methodology and its use in relation to muscle conditioning and rehabilitation. The content also offers detailed coverage of isokinetic dynamometry (measuring muscle strength and function) in relation to the muscle systems of the major joints.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07199-7

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition

1. Physiological and biomechanical aspects of isokinetics
2. Hardware, test parameters and issues in testing
3. Reproducibility of isokinetic measurements
4. Application of isokinetics to muscle conditioning and rehabilitation
5. Medicolegal applications
6. Isokinetics of the hip muscles
7. Isokinetics of the knee muscles
8. Isokinetics of the ankle muscles
9. Isokinetics of the trunk muscles
10. Isokinetics of the shoulder muscles
11. Isokinetics of elbow, forearm, wrist and hand muscles