Isokinetics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443071997


2nd Edition

Muscle Testing, Interpretation and Clinical Applications

Authors: Zeevi Dvir
Paperback ISBN: 9780443071997
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 28th November 2003
Page Count: 272

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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.

Key Features

  • Practically written content clearly describes the basic physiological and biomechanical aspects of isokinetics.
  • Detailed discussion addresses measurement of muscle strength of all the major joints.
  • Coverage of medicolegal implications of isokinetic findings aid the reader in coming to a clearer understanding.
  • Material is strongly evidence-based and fully referenced, making the information more credible and applicable.

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



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About the Author

Zeevi Dvir

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel