Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment

A Handbook for Therapists with PAGEBURST Access

  • Alison Rushton, EdD. MSc. Grad Dip Phys. Dip TP. mILT. FMACP
  • Edited by

    • Nicola Petty, DPT MSc GradDipPhys FMACP FHEA, Principal Lecturer, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK

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    Now in its fourth edition, this core textbook continues to provide a comprehensive, systematic guide to the examination and assessment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The new edition continues with Nicola Petty at the helm but she is now joined by a reputable team of specialized clinicians and academics who have contributed to individual chapters.

    Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment focuses on the development of technical and clinical reasoning skills involved in differential diagnosis of joint, nerve and muscle tissues. It is designed for physiotherapy/manual therapy students and their teachers but is also ideal for those in the first years of their practice as an educational support for patient care.

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Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5504-1

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword from the first edition
Foreword from the third edition

1 Introduction
Nicola J Petty

2 Subjective examination
Dionne Ryder

3 Physical examination
Dionne Ryder

4 Assessment
Laura Finucane

5 Examination of the temporomandibular region
Roger Kerry

6 Examination of the upper cervical region
Roger Kerry

7 Examination of the cervicothoracic region
Roger Kerry

8 Examination of the thoracic region
Linda Exelby

9 Examination of the shoulder region
Chris Mercer & Colette Ridehalgh

10 Examination of the elbow region
Dionne Ryder

11 Examination of the wrist and hand
Dionne Ryder

12 Examination of the lumbar region
Laura Finucane & Chris Mercer

13 Examination of the pelvis
Chris Mercer & Laura Finucane

14 Examination of the hip region
Kieran Barnard

15 Examination of the knee region
Kieran Barnard

16 Examination of the foot and ankle
Chris Murphy