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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Peter P. Grabaskas, PT (Slippery Rock University)
Description: In this text range of motion (ROM) and manual muscle testing (MMT) are combined into one reference utilizing an anatomical area format.
Purpose: The purpose is to combine into one reference the principles and methodology of ROM and MMT. This format may be useful in integrating functional assessment with entry level students. The assessment techniques are well combined.
Audience: The text is written for students beginning the clinical assessment process, and is appropriate for this group. The author's previous education experience well qualifies her to organize this standard of information.
Features: The book contains three main components: general anatomic principles; principles and methodology of ROM; and principles and methodology of MMT. The inclusion of functional application/considerations for ROM/ strength does help clarify the evaluation process.
Assessment: The text is basically a reconfiguration of well known principles and methodology of ROM and MMT. The format would be appropriate and useful for entry level students, but would be of limited consequence for practicing clinicians.