Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities / Edition 1

Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Valmassy
     
 

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY is a comprehensive text addressing the principles of anatomic and biomechanical development and the clinical application of these principles to disease/disorder management. The emphasis of the book is on practical information applicable to the daily practice of lower extremity care. Topics covered include: the

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CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY is a comprehensive text addressing the principles of anatomic and biomechanical development and the clinical application of these principles to disease/disorder management. The emphasis of the book is on practical information applicable to the daily practice of lower extremity care. Topics covered include: the physical examination and the assessment of disorders having a biomechanical basis, casting techniques, prescription writing, orthotic trouble-shooting, splinting and shoe prescription for athletic activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801679865
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/15/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,267,139
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Lower extremity function and normal mechanics1
Ch. 2Pathomechanics of lower extremity function59
Ch. 3The classification of human foot types, abnormal foot function, and pathology85
Ch. 4The spine, an integral part of the lower extremity95
Ch. 5Biomechanical principles of running injuries113
Ch. 6Biomechanical examination of the foot and lower extremity131
Ch. 7Gait evaluation in clinical biomechanics149
Ch. 8Computerized gait evaluation179
Ch. 9Neuromuscular examination207
Ch. 10Limp and the pediatric patient223
Ch. 11Biomechanical evaluation of the child243
Ch. 12Impression casting techniques279
Ch. 13Prescription writing for functional and accommodative foot orthoses295
Ch. 14Orthotic materials307
Ch. 15Troubleshooting functional foot orthoses327
Ch. 16Utilizing footwear as a therapeutic modality349
Ch. 17Padding and taping techniques367
Ch. 18Ankle-foot orthoses391
Ch. 19Serial plaster immobilization of congenital foot deformities405
Ch. 20Lower extremity treatment modalities for the pediatric patient425
Ch. 21Athletic shoes451
Ch. 22The inverted orthotic technique: Its role in clinical biomechanics463

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