Summary: Orthopedic Physical Assessment offers a straightforward, systematic approach to performing neuromusculoskeletal assessment and explains the rationale behind various aspects of the assessment. Every joint of the body is addressed, and separate chapters cover such specific topics as the principles of assessment, gait, posture, and the head and neck. It also offers unparalleled coverage of the extremities and clear explanations of positions and movements. In this edition, a new, full-co ...show morelor presentation engages readers with chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms and definitions, special tips/hints, and entirely new, full-color photographs and illustrations that clarify key points. This edition also provides more research data specific to the reliability and validity of tests. A companion DVD shows video clips of special tests and assessment tools. Thorough, evidence-based overview of orthopedic physical assessment provides the information and detail needed to understand and apply essential neuromuscular assessment methods. Extensively updated information incorporates the latest research and most current practices. Case studies provide guidance for developing assessment skills. Evidence-based content describes and evaluates research related to orthopedic physical assessment. Many tables and boxes throughout the text organize and summarize important information and highlight key points. Chapter summaries review the assessment procedures for each chapter. Authored by a highly respected expert in musculoskeletal rehabilitation for authoritative guidance on musculoskeletal assessment. Reliability and validity of tests and techniques is included throughout to help readers select assessment methods that are supported by current evidence. Full-color design, artwork, and photos, clearly demonstrate movement methods, tests, causes of pathology, and more. ''Guide''-specific terminology is used throughout in language that is familiar to instructors and students. DVD packaged free with the book includes video clips of the special tests and assessment tools. Chapter outlines and objectives provide a framework for the information readers can expect to learn from each chapter. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 08
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