Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry

Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry

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by Cynthia C. Norkin, D. Joyce White
     
 

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Goniometry is a basic tool for the rehabilitation specialist, vital to assessing deficits, planning treatment programs, and evaluating progress. Use this instant classic to learn how to make valid, reliable measurements and understand their clinical importance.

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Goniometry is a basic tool for the rehabilitation specialist, vital to assessing deficits, planning treatment programs, and evaluating progress. Use this instant classic to learn how to make valid, reliable measurements and understand their clinical importance.

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Michelle M. Masterson
This is the latest edition of a book on joint measurement that incorporates the theory and concepts of goniometry with detailed descriptions and photographs of the specific procedures involved in measuring all of the joints of the human body. It also includes specific information regarding the normal function of each joint, the effects of aging and gender on joint function, and a review of the current literature regarding evaluation of joints. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive instructional guide to goniometry that is useful in the classroom and student lab, and in the clinical setting. It effectively meets its goal of being a user-friendly text and a reliable resource manual for all those involved with the evaluation of joints. The book is appropriate for students in health care professions that are responsible for patient evaluation as well as for professionals in the clinical or research setting. It is both an instructional guide and a reference manual. The book includes effective photographs to demonstrate specific skills as well as charts and tables that provide normative data regarding joint function. References pertinent to each joint are included and current data and trends in joint evaluation are reviewed. This book is a very useful manual for instructional and reference purposes in the measurement of joint motion using the universal goniometer. It brings together the general concepts of the functional anatomy of joints and provides detailed procedures for the measurement of joint motion.

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ISBN-13:
9780803665781
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
08/28/1985
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
149

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Anybody that needs to measure the motion of the joints in the body will want to read this book. I call it 'The Bible' when it comes to the standardization of measuring joint motion. In an age of evidence-based medicine and the need to objectively document improvement, this book is most welcome.