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Overview

Significantly revised and updated, the 2nd edition of Muscle and Sensory Testing incorporates precise anatomic testing techniques in a well-organized and easy-to-use format. It features a unique chapter on sensory testing, illustrations of gravity-resisted and gravity-eliminated positions for testing, and a chapter on using observational gait analysis as a screening tool for muscle testing. Photographs of testing procedures and line drawings are included; the line drawings of muscles are now enhanced to show innervations. This new edition also includes a DVD-ROM with valuable additional material. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

• Provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions for manual muscle testing
• Superb illustrations help readers visualize how the test is to be performed
• Explains testing for trunk and extremity muscles an
• provides information on hand-held dynamometry
• Enhances knowledge on how to perform manual muscle testing on infants
• Presents an overview of the neurological screening exam, how to perform it, and how to interpret the results
• Provides the reader with a resource for gait deviations and associated muscle weakness
• Contains an evaluation of the most current research in the field of muscle testing

• Includes case studies and clinical notes in each chapter
• Features a new chapter on functional muscle testing
• Contains a companion DVD-ROM with muscle tests and techniques of sensory and neurologic testing
• Reorganizes the overall format of the text to coincide with the formatting used in Reese and Bandy's Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing
• Reflects the most current literature in the areas of manual muscle testing, pediatric muscle testing, hand-held dynamometry, the neurologic screening examination (including sensory testing), and gait
• Updates line drawings to include muscle innervations

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Christopher J. Hughes
This clinical text provides thorough coverage of testing procedures related to manual muscle testing, handheld dynamometer muscle strength assessment, and neurologic screening. A brief section on observational gait analysis as it applies to manual muscle testing is also included. The author's primary intent is to integrate manual muscle test procedures with neurologic screening techniques. This is a worthy objective and fills a void in some of the more traditional texts currently used in this area. The finished product meets the author's objectives. This is an excellent resource for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals who routinely evaluate musculoskeletal integrity in clinical practice. A previous background in anatomy and basic understanding of kinesiology is assumed. The format of the text makes it ideal for use in a lecture or laboratory setting. Nine chapters are presented including fundamentals of manual muscle testing, manual muscle testing procedures for all major muscle groups in the body, a section on pediatric muscle testing, gait analysis as a screening tool, and a comprehensive section on neurologic exam procedures. A chapter review of handheld dynamometry is also included. References and a bibliography for each chapter are included. I especially liked the section on neurologic screening. The author presents the information in a very concise and readable format. The sections on pediatric muscle testing, handheld dynamometry, and the inclusion of gait analysis make this book unique. The manual muscle test procedures are clearly presented. This book is comprehensive and would be ideal for a physical therapy theory andprocedures course. In addition, practicing clinicians will find it to be an excellent reference. I highly recommend this book for students and clinicians and commend the author and contributors for their insight in publishing this ""one stop"" reference manual.
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Reviewer: Lauren Y Perrone, MPT, OCS (Head 2 Toe Physical Therapy)
Description: This book represents a single source for muscle strength assessment and neurologic examination. A companion website uses video clips to demonstrate the techniques and offers related web links and references. The previous edition was published in 2010.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students and healthcare professionals with accurate assessment techniques for the neuromusculoskeletal system. This edition places more emphasis on published evidence for the procedures it describes. It also expands on functional testing for more active individuals, and for pediatric hand-held dynamometry. The techniques it presents are essential skills that will enable clinicians to accurately assess patients and help guide them in their clinical decision making.
Audience: The target audience includes students and professionals in healthcare disciplines. It is an excellent resource for students, and also would be useful as a quick reference in the clinic.
Features: The beginning chapters cover manual muscle testing of the upper and lower extremities, head, neck, and trunk for pediatric patients through adults. Subsequent chapters cover functional muscle testing, hand-held dynamometry, the neurological screening examination, and using observational gait as a screening tool. Chapters are clearly organized using the same format throughout, allowing readers to quickly look up specific tests by muscle action. The well-done illustrations and photos provide clarity for patient position, stabilization, and patient and examiner action. Red arrows indicating direction of patient movement and examiner direction of resistance are especially useful for students. "Evidence for Practice" boxes following techniques offer the most up-to-date published research, and chapters conclude with case studies. The appendixes provide a concise reference for average joint ranges of motion, muscle innervation by spinal cord level and by peripheral nerve. The companion website, a great tool to enhance learning, is divided into two sections: student learning and instructor resources.
Assessment: This is a good update, with the change from DVD to learning system website, the addition of "Evidence for Practice" boxes, and the expansion of chapters to include functional testing for more active individuals and a greater variety of sensory testing techniques. The techniques of manual muscle testing and neurological assessment have not changed significantly through the years. That said, this book is useful for students and seasoned clinicians, as it provides the most recent research and at-a-glance access to tests.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721659589
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Manual Muscle Testing
2. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Upper Extremity
3. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Head, Neck, and Trunk
4. Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing: Lower Extremity
5. Techniques of Functional Muscle Testing
6. Techniques of Pediatric Muscle Testing
7. Handheld Dynamometry for Muscle Testing
8. Techniques of the Sensory Examination
9. Techniques of the Remainder of the Neurologic Examination: Coordination, Mental Status, Cranial
Nerves, and Superficial Reflexes
10. Observational Gait Analysis as a Screening Tool

Appendices
A. Average Joint Ranges of Motion
B. Muscle Innervations by Spinal Cord Level
C. Muscle Innervations by Peripheral Nerve

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