The second edition of this handy reference tool includes even more special tests, treatment options and resources to help physical therapy students perform thorough and efficient musculoskeletal assessments of patients. Organized in outline format, each of the 15 chapters includes an overview of subjective and objective examination topics for a specific body region or system, followed by a quick reference table of special tests and treatment options. The expanded appendices also include a number of assessment tools and resources that will be useful to both students and professionals. The guide's small size and lay-flat spiral binding make it easy for students to refer to during actual patient treatment if they need to check on a test for a particular body region. Graduated tabs marking the location of each chapter and appendix will make it easier for students and clinicians to find information quickly.
Introduction 1. Cervical Spine 2. Shoulder 3. Elbow 4. Wrist and Hand 5. Thoracic Spine 6. Lumbar Spine 7. Hip 8. Knee 9. Foot and Ankle 10. Respiratory Evaluation 11. Inpatient Physical Therapy Cardiac Evaluation 12. Lower Extremity Amputee Evaluation 13. Neurologic Evaluation 14. Inpatient Orthopedic Evaluation Appendixes A. Dermatomes B. Sclerotomes C. Auscultation D. Normal Range of Motion E. Ligament Laxity Grading Scale F. Capsular Pattern and Closed Back Positions for Selected Joints G. Blister Care H. Brachial Plexus Diagram I. McGill Pain Questionnaire J. Radiology K. Physical Agent and Modalities L. Types of Traction M. Normal Values for Commonly Encountered Laboratory Results N. Physical Therapy Preferred Practice Patterns O. Abbreviations and Definitions Index