Musculoskeletal Assessment: Joint Motion and Muscle Testing / Edition 3

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Completely revised and updated, the Third Edition offers a student-friendly approach to muscle assessment, presenting the principles and methodology of assessing both joint range of motion (ROM)/goniometry and manual muscle strength for the head, neck, trunk, and extremities. Each chapter is devoted to a separate anatomical region and provides knowledge of pertinent surface anatomy and deep anatomy. Excellent photography and illustrations enhance comprehension of techniques and serve as a self-learning tool.

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 "Each chapter is organized in a consistent manner, which makes it easy for readers to reference a specific topic. Video clips are available online showing different assessment techniques." 

"Overall, this is a well referenced, organized, and welcome update of a book that was last published 13 years ago."

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Jeff Yaver, PT(Kaiser Permanente)

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Reviewer: Jeff Yaver, PT (Kaiser Permanente)
Description: This book teaches how to assess joint mobility and strength testing. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: This edition maintains the original purpose of teaching the assessment of joint motion and muscle testing to students of physical therapy and occupational therapy while incorporating updated techniques and new mediums of learning.
Audience: Physical therapy and occupational therapy students are the intended audience. The author was assisted by 13 reviewers in creating this updated edition, all of whom are from the academic setting.
Features: The first two chapters cover the basic principles for assessing joint mobility and muscle length and strength. The next seven chapters are dedicated to the upper extremities, lower extremities, head, neck, and trunk. Each chapter is organized in a consistent manner, which makes it easy for readers to reference a specific topic. Video clips are available online showing different assessment techniques. There are also practical testing forms that students can use that correspond to "Practice Makes Perfect" icons that appear in the text. The major shortcoming of this book is that it is spiral bound and quickly showed signs of wear and tear.
Assessment: Overall, this is a well referenced, organized, and welcome update of a book that was last published 13 years ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609138165
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/17/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Third, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 242,473
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I Principles and Methods


                 1.    Principles and Methods

                 2.    Relating Treatment to Assessment

Section II Regional Evaluation Techniques


                 3.    Shoulder Complex

                 4.    Elbow and Forearm

                 5.    Wrist and Hand

                 6.    Hip

                 7.    Knee

                 8.    Ankle and Foot

                 9.    Head, Neck and Trunk

Section III Appendices


                 Appendix A:     Sample Numeric Recording Form: Range of Motion Assessment

                 Appendix B:     Sample Recording Form: Manual Muscle Strength Assessment

                 Appendix C:     Gait

                 Appendix D:     Summary of Patient Positioning for the Evaluation of Joint ROM, Muscle Length, and Muscle Strength

                 Appendix E:     Validity and Reliability of Selected Instruments Used to Measure Joint ROM


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