Therapeutic Measurement and Testing: The Basics of ROM, MMT, Posture and Gait Analysis / Edition 1

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This exiting new worktext is designed specifically to accompany kinesiology and assessment courses in the PTA and OTA curricula. Organized by joint, muscle, or body part, this worktext incorporates all the basic assessment techniques for range of motion (ROM), manual muscle testing (MMT), posture, and gait into one easy-to-use resource. Use this worktext in your coursework and as a reference in the lab in order to maximize your learning experience! Benefits: Quick reference appendices include ROM charts and a guide to kinesiology. A color insert includes over 50 full color, detailed anatomy and physiology illustrations. Helpful, practical tips for working with patients are denoted throughout each chapter. A bonus full-color CD-ROM contains the 150 plus photographs featured throughout the worktext plus additional photographs and artwork to help you visualize the proper positioning for assessment and measurement techniques. Learner Challenge activities allow you to master terminology and muscle groups while performing actual assessment procedures in the laboratory setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418080808
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,414,925
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Jennings Weaver is a Physical Therapy Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. She has over 25 years experience as a physical therapist and over 10 as an instructor. She has designed this book to work for PTA and COTA programs.

Amanda Ferg, brings on the exercise physiology expertise which rounds out the content.

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction to basic testing Positional terminology Planes of motion Goniometry: terms and concepts ROM principles End feels Capsular patterns Muscle testing grades 2.The Hip Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 3. The Knee Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 4.The Ankle and Foot Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 5.The Shoulder Girdle Musculoskeletal overview Bones Ligaments Joint motions 6.The Shoulder Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 7.The Elbow and Forearm Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 8.The Wrist Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 9.The Hand Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 10.The Trunk (spine and abdominals) Musculoskeletal overview Joint Bones Ligaments Supporting structures 11.Posture Anterior view Posterior view Lateral view Correct standing posture Abnormal standing posture Kyphosis/Lordosis Sway back Military Scoliosis 12.Gait Gait cycle Definitions Stance phase Swing phase Other factors Abnormal gait Appendices 1. Glossary 2. Joint motions

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