Daniels and Worthingham’s Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination, 8th Edition is the original handbook of manual evaluation of muscular strength. In addition to offering traditional methods for assessing and grading skeletal muscle function, the book provides a comprehensive section on muscle anatomy and innervations that rounds out the testing chapters by linking muscle topography and function. This edition includes a new DVD of tests and procedures video clips that supplement the tests explained in the book.
New to this edition
NEW chapters on performance testing cover functional strength testing in older adults and those with functional decline, and testing muscle performance in various clinical settings.
NEW chapters on manual muscle testing address when to use manual muscle testing, the limitations of manual muscle testing, and alternatives to manual muscle testing.
UPDATED references for each chapter include the most current evidence-based information.
NEW! An Evolve companion website helps you hone your manual testing skills with video clips of over 100 muscle tests and with the Ready Reference Anatomy Guide.
By Jacqueline Montgomery, MA, PT, Former Director of Physical Therapy, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, CA; Former Clinical Professor, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD, Director, Transitional DPT Program, Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY and Marybeth Brown, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA, Professor Department of Physical Therapy University of Missouri School of Health Professions Columbia, Missouri
Table of Contents:
1. Principles of Manual Muscle Testing
2. Relevance and Limitations of Manual Muscle Testing NEW!
3. Testing the Muscles of the Neck
4. Testing the Muscles of the Trunk
5. Testing the Muscles of the Upper Extremity
6. Testing the Muscles of the Lower Extremity
7. Assessment of Muscles Innervated by Cranial Nerves
8. Alternatives to Manual Muscle Testing NEW!
9. Testing Functional Abilities NEW!
10. Case Studies NEW!
11. Ready Reference Anatomy