A Physiotherapist's Guide to Clinical Measurement

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A Physiotherapist’s Guide to Measurement is an essential tool for both the student and clinician who will gain ready access to a wide range of common measurement techniques. This exclusive handy guide gives detailed images of the various measuring methods used in practice, such as goniometric measurement of all the main joints; lower and upper limb girth measurements; manual muscle testing of all major muscle groups; spinal measurements; spirometry (respiratory function); and many more! Each illustration is accompanied by concise but clear instructional text. Additionally, reference tables cover the aims, methodology and results of research, summarising studies on the reliability and validity of a particular measuring tool.

  • Highly illustrated with clear step-by-step guidance
  • Anatomy reviews for each region
  • Observational checklist to facilitate peer review and student’s performance
  • Space to record a simulated patient record and further notes
  • Spiral-binding allows for easy, lie-flat reference
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Editorial Reviews

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'This text describes physiotherapy measurement tools which can be used on patients with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory disorders.' April 2010

'The book is straightforward for the reader to navigate, with chapters set out in anatomical regions by joint with a final chapter on the respiratory system...This provides a handy reference for students or clinicians.

...an accessisble, practical guide of measurement methods. It is a useful reference book fo student and newly qualified physiotehrapists.' Jane Hislop, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK / Physiotherapy 96 (2010) : 265

'...an accessible and navigable guide...' Stephen Mutch, Scottish Rugby & SPACE Clinics, Edinburgh, UK / Physical Therapy in Sport 11 (2010) : 143

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443067839
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Series: Physiotherapist's Tool Box Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Reliability and Validity of Measurement Tools

1 The Hip Joint 2 The Knee Joint 3 The Ankle Joint 4 The Shoulder Joint 5 The Elbow Joint 6 The Wrist/Carpal Joints 7 The Hand 8 The Spine 9 The Respiratory System

Appendix 1 The Visual Analogue Scale for Pain Appendix 2 Summary of Studies Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Measuring Tools in Physiotherapy Index

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