Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Video clips on the companion Evolve website showcase techniques involving muscle tests, handheld dynamometry, sensory and neurologic testing, clinician and patient positioning, and force application.
  • Chapter 6: Techniques of Pediatric Muscle Testing covers the different techniques for manual infant muscle testing that help determine prognosis and treatment.
  • Consistent chapter layout and organization by joint and muscle system allow you to quickly and easily locate the information you need.
  • Instructions for performing hand-held dynamometry of major trunk and extremity muscles are clear and concise to ease your comprehension.
  • Chapter on functional muscle testing demonstrates positioning, examiner instructions, and expected response for patients of all ages.
  • Detailed neurologic exam instructions with photos help you perform accurate screening and interpret exam results.
  • Coverage of techniques such as gravity-resisted testing and gravity-eliminated testing clearly shows you how to perform alternative methods of manual muscle testing.
  • Hundreds of photos and illustrations demonstrate various techniques and landmarks to give you a clear understanding of positioning, stabilization, and common substitutions.
  • Clinical notes highlight useful information about particular symptoms or conditions that you may encounter in practice.
  • Case vignettes challenge you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations and think creatively about clinical problems.
  • Overview of normal gait cycle serves as a resource for identif

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

Index

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437716023
eBook ISBN:
9780323266512
eBook ISBN:
9781455777303
Print ISBN:
9781437716115

About the author

Nancy Reese

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR