Muscle and Sensory Testing, 1e

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9780721659589: Muscle and Sensory Testing, 1e

Introducing the first text to combine muscle and sensory testing with a step-by-step procedure approach. Offers convenient access to sections covering neurological screening examinations, gravity-resisted testing, gravity-eliminated testing, and alternative testing. Also contains detailed instructions on hand-held dynamometry.

  • Details gravity-resisted testing, gravity-eliminated testing, and alternative testing for each technique
  • Demonstrates tests with more than 700 step-by-step photographs and line drawings that complement the clearly written and easy-to-use text
  • Integrates precise anatomical testing methods
  • Features tests for the central and peripheral nervous systems, cranial nerves, reflexes, and more
  • Helps readers understand and interpret the results of neurological examinations
  • Reviews the normal gait cycle and lists common gait deviations with possible etiologies for each
  • Explains testing for both trunk and extremity muscles in the pediatric and hand-held dynamometry chapters
  • Provides a procedural framework for muscle testing that can be applied to any technique
  • Presents research concerning the validity, reliability, and limitations of muscle testing techniques
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    About the Author:

    Nancy Berryman Reese, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

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