Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation

Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation

by Michael Masaracchio, Chana Frommer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1450421245

ISBN-13: 9781450421249

Pub. Date: 06/02/2014

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Musculoskeletal palpation—used in examining the size, consistency, texture, location, and tenderness of anatomical structures—is recognized by medical professionals as a method for detecting and treating a variety of injuries and medical conditions. A comprehensive guide supported by photos that demonstrate palpation

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Overview

Musculoskeletal palpation—used in examining the size, consistency, texture, location, and tenderness of anatomical structures—is recognized by medical professionals as a method for detecting and treating a variety of injuries and medical conditions. A comprehensive guide supported by photos that demonstrate palpation techniques of surface body landmarks, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation assists students and health care professionals in becoming proficient in surface palpation techniques, which are a prerequisite for working in the manual therapy professions.

As working professionals and instructors with years of experience using musculoskeletal palpation, Drs. Masaracchio and Frommer are in a unique position to provide a guide that is both clinically oriented and user friendly. For optimal readability and most direct delivery of its content, the text divides the human body into regions instead of joints. Bony and soft tissue structures are covered conjointly instead of independently, allowing for better comprehension of anatomical relationships and ultimately leading to improved clinical examination skills.

Employing a step-by-step approach, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation describes each stage in using palpation as a key component during a physical examination, covering the bony tissue, soft tissue, and neurovascular structures of all body regions. Following are some key features of this text:

• Regional body sections and bulleted text allow for easy reading and enhanced comprehension.

• Techniques are illustrated in a manner unique to clinical practice, which facilitates student learning.

• Each chapter contains pearls of information that promote an appreciation for and acquisition of the inherent feel that is essential for effective palpation.

• Each chapter concludes with a case study presenting a common regional clinical condition, providing readers the opportunity to integrate and apply their new understanding and proficiency.

• The size and format allow the text to be durable and user friendly for clinic and lab activities.

All palpation techniques are presented with easy-to-follow instructions that enable a complete command of the procedure. Anatomical artwork of bony anatomy and soft tissue structures allows for visualization and thus better comprehension of anatomical relationships. This approach fosters a strong foundation that enhances clarity and application of anatomical knowledge to optimize the development of palpation skills. The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation is a must-have for all practitioners, instructors, and students in the manual therapy professions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450421249
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
06/02/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
337,929
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Art and Science of Palpation

Definition of Palpation

Goals of Palpation

Psychomotor Skill of Palpation

Importance of Palpation as a Component of the Examination

Role of Anatomy in Palpation

Palpation of Different Structures

Conclusion

Chapter 2. Skull and Face

Functions of the Skull and Face

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 3. Superficial Back and Shoulder Complex

Functions of the Shoulder Girdle Complex

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 4. Pectoral and Axillary Regions

Functions of the Pectoral Region

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 5. Elbow and Forearm

Functions of the Elbow and Forearm

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 6. Wrist and Hand

Functions of the Wrist and Hand

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 7. Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Functions of the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, and Rib Cage

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 8. Lumbar and Sacral Spine

Functions of the Lumbosacral Spine

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 9. Hip and Groin Region

Functions of the Hip Joint

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 10. Knee and Thigh

Functions of the Knee Joint

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

Chapter 11. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

Functions of the Foot and Ankle Joints

Bony Anatomy

Soft Tissue Anatomy

Neurovascular Anatomy

Palpation

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