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Aimed at physical therapy, athletic training, and medical students, as well as clinicians, this 29-chapter textbook outlines the knowledge and skills needed in orthopedic examination. It addresses both treatment-based and pathological-based classifications using a funnel approach to examination that moves from broad to focused. It covers evidence-based and evidence-informed practice diagnostic accuracy values for special tests and subjective history, observation, diagnostic imaging, and performance-based measures. After a review of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system and pain, and tissue injury and healing, chapters address concepts and principles of examination (evidence-based practice, client interview and observation, triage and differential diagnosis, orthopedic screening and nervous system examination, range of motion assessment, muscle performance and neuromuscular control, special tests, palpation, physical performance measures, gait, and posture); examination of the head, spine, and extremities; and examination of special populations (emergency sport, geriatric, and pediatric examination). Online access to 24 interactive case studies and 50 videos is included. Contributors are physical therapists from the US. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 1131
Genre: Health + Wellness
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Street Date: January 28, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-8104
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