This handbook takes the student through the evaluative procedures for palpation, range of motion, neurologic, ligamentous and special tests. The quick-reference resource is suitable for classrooms, laboratories, clinical settings and professional practice. Key features include: 32 palpation photographs with anatomical overlays to help students identify the underlying structure; 15 evaluation maps to guide students through the seven-step process for the body region being evaluated; and quick-reference boxes of instructions showing position of patient and examiner, evaluative procedure, positive test results and implications.
Table of Contents
The injury evaluation process; injury nomenclature; assessment of posture; the foot and toes; the ankle and lower leg; the knee; the patellofemoral articulartion; the pelvis and thigh; evaluation of gait; the thoracic and lumbar spine; the cervical spine; the thorax and abdomen; the shoulder and upper arm; the elbow and forearm; the wrist, hand and fingers; the eye; the face and related structures; head and neck injuries; environmental injuries; cardiopulmonary conditions; skin conditions. Appendices: reflex testing; assessment of muscle length; functional testing of the lower extremity.