The Muscle Test Handbook

1st Edition

Functional Assessment, Myofascial Trigger Points and Meridian Relationships

Authors: Joseph Shafer Hans Garten
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702037399
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 18th April 2013
Page Count: 304

Description

Especially prepared for the international audience, the English language edition of this highly successful handbook describes Professional Applied Kinesiology muscle testing procedures. A departure from the classic understanding of muscle testing for weakness and rehabilitation, these procedures can be used for detecting more subtle, functional abnormalities. Included within the chapters are stretch tests and post-isometric relaxation procedures for the hypertonic, shortened muscle. Muscle anatomy and physiology are briefly recapped in order to enhance reader comprehension. The Muscle Testing Handbook describes testing procedures for almost 100 individual muscles in a unique, quick reference, template approach. In close collaboration with Dr. Garten, the German edition has been adapted for the English-language audience by Dr. Shafer, an American chiropractic colleague. This book is ideal for use by manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports scientists and neurology department staff worldwide.

Key Features

  • Clearly describes modern muscle test procedures
  • The individual aspects of each muscle are easily compared by the use of well-illustrated templated descriptions
  • A double-page spread design allows the reader a rapid, at-a-glance access to essential information
  • Muscle anatomy and function are succinctly recapped in order to facilitate a complete understanding of the relevance and applicability of the individual test
  • Classic Applied Kinesiology muscle tests for detecting functional abnormalities are well described along with stretch testing and post-isometric relaxation procedures for hypertonic, shortened muscles
  • The importance of postural analysis for the assessment of specific muscle dysfunction is discussed and plainly described
  • Illustrates painful spondylogenic reflex points (areas) for each muscle
  • The role of distal acupuncture points and tendinomuscular meridians in maintaining normal muscle and muscle chain function are noted in accompanying diagrams
  • The most commonly found trigger points, their referred pain patterns and relationship to nearby acupuncture points are clearly illustrated for each muscle
  • Perfect for use in orthopaedics, neurology, general medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Manual muscle testing – a modern diagnostic tool

Therapeutic considerations

The muscles

Muscles of mastication: M. temporalis

Muscles of mastication: M. masseter

Muscles of mastication: M. pterygoideus medialis

Muscles of mastication: M. pterygoideus lateralis

Suprahyoid muscles

Infrahyoid muscles

Muscles of the abdomen: M. obliqui abdominis

Muscles of the abdomen: M. rectus abdominis

M. abductor digiti minimi

M. abductor hallucis

M. abductor pollicis brevis

M. abductor pollicis longus

Adductor muscles

M. adductor hallucis

M. adductor pollicis

M. biceps brachii

M. brachialis

M. brachioradialis

M. coracobrachialis

M. deltoideus

Diaphragm

M. extensor carpi radialis (longus and brevis)

M. extensor carpi ulnaris

M. extensor digitorum

M. extensor digitorum longus

M. extensor hallucis brevis

M. extensor hallucis longus

M. extensor pollicis brevis and m. extensor pollicis longus

M. flexor carpi radialis

M. flexor carpi ulnaris

M. flexor digiti minimi

M. flexor digitorum brevis

M. flexor digitorum longus

M. flexor digitorum profundus

M. flexor digitorum superficialis

M. flexor hallucis brevis

M. flexor hallucis longus

M. flexor pollicis brevis

M. flexor pollicis longus

M. gastrocnemius

M. gluteus maximus

M. gluteus medius

M. gluteus minimus

M. gracilis

Hamstrings (ischiocrural muscles)

M. iliacus

M. infraspinatus

Mm. interossei and lumbricales manus

M. latissimus dorsi

M. levator scapulae

Neck extensor muscles

Neck extensors (deep suboccipital muscles)

Neck flexor muscles (deep) </P

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Hardcover ISBN:
9780702037399

About the Author

Joseph Shafer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Post-Graduate Medicine, at the School of Social Rehabilitation, Moscow Professor (Honorary) at the Novokusnetsks School of Post-Graduate Medicine, Moscow

Hans Garten

Hans Garten MD is the founder of an interdisciplinary practice for complementary and orthopaedic medicine in Munich, Germany. His main focus is on myofascial and musculoskeletal system disorders, with special emphasis on metabolic influences on the latter. Dr. Garten is a certified anaesthesiologist and holds a Medical Board Certificate of Chirotherapy, Acupuncture and Natural Healthcare. He holds diplomas from the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK), the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), the German-American Osteopathic Association (DAAO) and is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN). Dr. Garten is the founder of the German Medical Association of Applied Kinesiology (DÄGAK) and has been in charge of the educational office of the German Medical Association of Acupuncture (DÄGfA). He has lectured on Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology in Europe, South America and the United States. He has published three standard textbooks on Applied Kinesiology, all published by Elsevier, and a textbook on acupuncture, as well as over 30 original papers on these subjects and nine chapters in additional textbooks. Dr Garten’s current major project, a textbook on manual medicine and Applied Kinesiology, is about to be completed, which will also be published by Elsevier.