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Muscle and Sensory Testing

Muscle and Sensory Testing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1437716115

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ISBN13: 978-1437716115
ISBN10: 1437716113
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2012
International: No
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Muscle and Sensory Testing - 3RD 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-1437716115

Nancy Berryman Reese

ISBN13: 978-1437716115
ISBN10: 1437716113
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

If you want to excel in the physical therapy field, you'll need to first master the art of manual muscle testing. Written by a well-known PT expert, Muscle and Sensory Testing, 3rd Edition provides you with everything you need to effectively perform manual muscle and sensory tests - all in one well-organized, easy-to-follow resource. Chapters include an overview of muscle strength assessment and detail 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.



  • 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 perf

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