Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians / Edition 1

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Overview

When all you need is a basic understanding of manual muscle testing, supplemented by concise and illustrative examples of the techniques, look to Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians for quick and "at your fingertips" facts. Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians by Lynn Van Ost is a succinct and descriptive quick reference that provides the rehabilitation professional with a very basic approach to various manual muscle techniques. Organized in a "head to toe" format, Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians takes user-friendly and efficient learning to a new level. What is in your "Cram Session":
• Photographs depicting each manual muscle testing technique
• Breakdown of each body region covered
• Sections include average range of motion, prime movers, accessory muscles, patient positioning, muscle grading for each movement and substitutions
• Over 200 photographs Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians is an informative, well-organized handbook for all students and clinicians in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, orthopedics or any allied health professional who treats musculoskeletal disorders.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michelle Layton, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT (Bethesda Physiocare)
Description: This book offers both students and practicing clinicians a handy, concise guide to quickly reference any muscle in the spine or extremities for manual muscle testing.
Purpose: It is intended primarily as a standalone quick reference, offering an overview of the basics of manual muscle testing of each muscle. This objective is a very useful one. Most other manual muscle testing books are larger and contain additional material on theory and research because they serve as teaching tools for those learning the material for the first time. Although this information is very useful, it makes a book much larger than necessary for those who just need a quick guide to the basics of muscle testing.
Audience: Designed for students and clinicians in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training, this book also can be used by other practitioners who perform manual muscle testing on their patients because of its clear and easy-to-follow instructions.
Features: The book begins with the muscles in the cervical spine and upper extremities, then moves down to the trunk and lower extremities. Each motion tested follows the same format: a description of the normal active range of movement, the prime movers associated with that motion, and the secondary movers. With each muscle that is a prime mover there is a description of the origin, insertion, innervation, additional actions, and site of palpation. Antigravity and gravity-minimized positions are described for each muscle. For many of the muscles, the book provides points of interest and/or substitution patterns to be aware of to assist readers in correctly performing the testing. The only limitation of the book is that the muscles of the jaw and face are not included.
Assessment: Overall, this is a good contribution to the field. It is concise, easy to follow, and easy to search for specific muscles and movements to test. Because the book is smaller in size, it is easy to carry in a bag or leave on a desk without taking up a lot of room. This would be a useful tool for any student or clinician who performs manual muscle testing.
From the Publisher

 “Overall, this is a good contribution to the field. It is concise, easy to follow, and easy to search for specific muscles and movements to test. Because the book is smaller in size, it is easy to carry in a bag or leave on a desk without taking up a lot of room. This would be a useful tool for any student or clinician who performs manual muscle testing.”  

 -Michelle Finnegan, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT, Doody’s Review Service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556429972
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 928,178
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


 Lynn Van Ost, MEd, RN, PT, ATC graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Chester State College, West Chester, PA; National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) certified in athletic training in 1984; graduated in 1987 from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, with a master’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training; and received a second bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1988 from Temple. In addition to treating the general orthopedic population as a physical therapist, she has worked with both amateur and professional athletes and has more than 11 years of experience as an athletic trainer working with Olympic-level elite athletes at numerous international events, including the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic games. She currently works as the Director of Physical Therapy for University Orthopedic Associates in Somerset, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents


SECTION I: NECK/UPPER EXTREMITIES
Neck
Scapula
Shoulder
Elbow
Forearm
Wrist
Fingers II to V
Thumb

SECTION II: TRUNK/LOWER EXTREMITIES
Trunk
Hip
Knee
Ankle
Great Toe
Toes II to V

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Key to Manual Muscle Grading
Appendix B: General Procedure for Manual Muscle Testing
Appendix C: Commonly Used Terms in Manual Muscle Testing
Appendix D: Factors That May Cause Inaccurate Muscle Testing

Bibliography
Index

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