Key Features

  • Chapters are written in an outline format so readers can quickly find the information they need.
  • Examination outlines utilize the "subjective" and "objective" portions of the traditional SOAPG note format —making the guide accessible to any health professional who performs musculoskeletal assessment.
  • Special tests and treatment options are presented in tables, providing succinct, up-to-date information on the most common tests and treatment options.
  • The convenient pocket size and lay-flat, spiral binding provides increased portability and usefulness.
  • The extensive appendices of assessment tools and resources provide additional options for patient assessment.

Table of Contents

1. Cervical Spine
2. Shoulder
3. Elbow
4. Wrist and Hand
5. Thoracic Spine
6. Lumbar Spine
7. Hip
8. Knee
9. Foot and Ankle
10. Respiratory Evaluation
11. Inpatient Physical Therapy Cardiac Evaluation
12. Lower Extremity Amputee Evaluation
13. Neurologic Evaluation
14. Inpatient Orthopedic Evaluation
A. Dermatomes
B. Sclerotomes
C. Auscultation
D. Normal Range of Motion
E. Ligament Laxity Grading Scale
F. Capsular Pattern and Closed Back Positions for Selected Joints
G. Blister Care
H. Brachial Plexus Diagram
I. McGill Pain Questionnaire
J. Radiology
K. Physical Agent and Modalities
L. Types of Traction
M. Normal Values for Commonly Encountered Laboratory Results
N. Physical Therapy Preferred Practice Patterns
O. Abbreviations and Definitions


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