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Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain / Edition 5

Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain / Edition 5

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This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is completely reorganized and has new, expanded treatment and exercise sections in each chapter. Other features include a new section on post-polio syndrome, additional case studies comparing Guillain-Barré to polio muscle tests, a new full-color design, and a first-of-its-kind chart of upper extremity articulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781747806
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Edition description: Fifth, North American Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 227,537
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts

Chapter 2: Posture
Section I: Fundamentals of Posture
Section II: Postural Alignment
Section III: Postural Examination
Section IV: Posture of Children
Section V: Scoliosis

Chapter 3: Head and Face
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Facial and Eye Muscles
Section III: Muscles of Deglutition

Chapter 4: Neck
Section I: Innervation and Movements
Section II: Neck Muscles
Section III: Neck Muscle Tests
Section IV: Painful Conditions
Section V: Treatment

Chapter 5: Trunk and Respiratory Muscles
Section I: Trunk
Section II: Abdominal Muscles
Section III: Painful Conditions of Low Back
Section IV: Muscles of Respiration

Chapter 6: Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow
Section III: Shoulder
Section IV: Painful Conditions of Upper Back
Section V: Case Studies
  • Case 1: Radial Nerve Lesion
  • Case 2: Radial, Median, and Ulnar Nerve
  • Case 3: Probable C5 Lesion
  • Case 4: Lateral and Medial Cord
  • Case 5: Spinal Nerve and Muscle Chart
  • Case 6: Stretch Weakness Superimposed on a Peripheral Nerve Injury

Chapter 7: Lower Extremity
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Joint Movement
Section III: Muscle Strength Tests
Section IV: Painful Conditions
  • Case 1: Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Case 2: Lumbosacral Nerves
  • Case 3: L5 Lesion
  • Case 4: Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Case 5: Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Case 6: Polio

Appendix A : Spinal Segment Distribution to Nerves and Muscles
Appendix B : Isolated Paralysis of the Serratus Anterior Muscle

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Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now in its 5th edition, this book has become "thee" muscle testing book to have. Who's it for? Anyone who has a need to be able to MANUAL muscle test any of the body's muscles. This would include such professionals as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, etc.

How does the book work? Well, you look up the particular muscle you want to test, look at the picture of the test position, and then simply apply manual pressure to the limb in the instructed direction. If it sounds easy, it is the way this book shows you- included are dozens and dozens of GREAT pictures that show you precisely what to do. So, if you have a need to regularly test muscles, I highly recommend you get this book- it's a little bit more expensive than some of the other muscle testing books, but its the best I've come across so far- in fact it sits right on my desk for reference. Health professionals might also be interested in The Sixty-Second Motivator to help get clients motivated to do their home exercise programs consistently.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first became acquainted with this book in school. It was among several muscle testing books recommended, although we did not have to buy it. I later got a copy and have literally been using it since. This book is absolutely the last word and best of the best when it comes to testing just about any muscle in the human body. It is loaded- and I mean loaded- with pictures that CLEARLY describe to the last detail how to test a muscles strength. Goodies are also included, and I'm talking useful things too, such as innervations of muscles, how to tell if certain 2 joint muscles are tight on someone, or which nerve roots and spinal levels innervate which muscles. I use this book as a reference, mainly when confronted with muscles I don't regularly test and need to look up the proper positioning. So if you have a need to manually test the strength of muscles (nurses, physical therapists. massage therapist, doctors, personal trainers)- then this is your book. Don't waste your time on any others- start with the best.
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