Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Test

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9780721689425: Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Test

This practical guide provides explanations of the techniques for measuring both joint range of motion and muscle length testing. In addition to the comprehensive coverage of the measurement techniques, this text provides valuable information on measuring norms and a critical review on the reliability of specific tests. It demonstrates the use of the goniometer, inclinometer, and tape measure for the examination of the upper and lower extremities, spine, and temporomandibular joint. Readers will find the most complete information available to date on measurement of joint ROM of the spine, as well as muscle length of the upper and lower extremities.

  • Muscle length testing is included to make this a truly comprehensive resource.
  • Comprehensive information on the measurement of range of motion of the spine discusses all commonly used measuring techniques such as using a tape measure, inclinometer, BROM, and CROM.
  • A critical review of interrater reliability studies and tests is featured.
  • Comprehensive information on the reliability and validity for all techniques is included to allow the reader to make educated decisions as to the most appropriate measurement technique for client.
  • Chapter layout is easy-to-read and consistent, beginning with a general introduction and proceeding to a concise but detailed technique section.
  • Excellent photographs illustrate every technique in a clear and logical fashion, depicting the various techniques for measuring joint ROM, as well as starting points and anatomical landmarks highlighted in a second color.
  • An appendix includes current information on range of motion of the extremities and the spine, featuring updated range of motion tables that reflect the latest research findings and all available information on normal ROM by age group.
  • Easy-to-locate techniques are listed by section and chapter with page references in the inside front and back cover.
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    About the Author:

    Nancy Berryman Reese, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR; and William D. Bandy, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC

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