Muscle and Sensory Testing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323596282, 9780323610223

Muscle and Sensory Testing

4th Edition

Author: Nancy Reese
Paperback ISBN: 9780323596282
eBook ISBN: 9780323610223
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st April 2020
Page Count: 656

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Mastering the art of manual muscle and sensory testing is the first step on your path to becoming a physical therapist (PT). This easy-to-follow, logically organized resource includes an overview of muscle strength assessment and precise anatomic testing techniques for upper extremities, lower extremities, and head, neck, and trunk; functional muscle tests; tests for mental status, cranial nerves, and superficial reflexes; and use of observational gait analysis as a screening tool.

Photographs of testing procedures, line drawings of various innervations, and video clips showing manual muscle testing procedures augment your understanding of this important skill area.

Key Features

  • Photographs and illustrations demonstrate various techniques to help you better understand positioning, stabilization, and common substitutions.
  • Chapters follow a logical progression from muscle testing to sensory testing to gait assessment, making the learning process clear.
  • Chapters on dynamometry, sensory examination, neurologic examination, and gait provide you with additional need-to-know information on these key topics.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Muscle Strength Testing
    2. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Upper Extremity
    3. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Head, Neck, and Trunk
    4. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Lower Extremity
    5. Techniques of Functional Muscle Testing
    6. Techniques of Pediatric Muscle Testing
    7. Hand-held Dynamometry for Muscle Testing
    8. Techniques of the Sensory Examination
    9. Techniques of the Remainder of the Neurologic Examination: Coordination, Mental Status, Cranial Nerves, and Superficial Reflexes
    10. Observational Gait Analysis as a Screening Tool
    Appendix A: Average Joint Ranges of Motion
    Appendix B: Muscle Innervations by Spinal Cord Level
    Appendix C: Muscle Innervations by Peripheral Nerve


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About the Author

Nancy Reese

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences University of Central Arkansas