Musculoskeletal Assessment

Musculoskeletal Assessment

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Completely revised and updated, this edition presents 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. New to this edition: New vertical format; second-color added to line art; 200 new photographs; detailed coverage of ROM and muscle length assessment and measurement for each body region; comprehensive coverage of end feels for each joint motion; and chapter relating assessment methods to treatment techniques and activities of daily living. A useful resource for assessment and treatment!Gastrocnemius muscle activity and isometric ankle plantarflexion strength have been shown to decrease with increasing knee flexion, most significantly at knee flexion angles greater than 45Ad.aquot; Therefore, the more specific testing of the soleus anbsp;...

Title:Musculoskeletal Assessment
Author:Hazel M. Clarkson
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2000


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