Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Principles of Manual Muscle Testing
2. Relevance and Limitations of Manual Muscle Testing NEW!
3. Testing the Muscles of the Neck
4. Testing the Muscles of the Trunk
5. Testing the Muscles of the Upper Extremity
6. Testing the Muscles of the Lower Extremity
7. Assessment of Muscles Innervated by Cranial Nerves
8. Alternatives to Manual Muscle Testing NEW!
9. Testing Functional Abilities NEW!
10. Case Studies NEW!
11. Ready Reference Anatomy

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455706020
eBook ISBN:
9780323266376
eBook ISBN:
9781455775125
Print ISBN:
9781455706150

About the authors

Helen Hislop

est professeur et chef de département, département de biokinésiologie et thérapie physique, université de Californie du Sud, Los Angeles, Californie.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Dale Avers

PT, DPT, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Transitional DPT Program, Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Marybeth Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Department of Physical Therapy University of Missouri School of Health Professions Columbia, Missouri