Ideal for clinical settings, this unique, handheld reference provides the most vital details of assessment diagnosis and treatment in a portable, lay-flat format. The convenient organization with color-coded sections and information broken down into charts, tables, and lists makes it easy to find information quickly. With content compiled, created and reviewed by experts in PT practice and education, you’ll have all of the information you depend on for academic and clinical success in one convenient reference!
- Coverage of preferred practice pattern key areas - including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and integumentary - prepare you for situations you’ll encounter in practice.
- Charts, tables, lists, and figures offer easy access to critical information, perfect for fast access in the field.
- Content on adult, pediatric and geriatric populations prepare you to provide the best care for each patient.
- Drug monographs include essential information on drugs that may affect physical therapy intervention.
- Tools for Practice section features important tools for clinical use including content on vital signs, lab values, common ICD-9 codes, American Sign Language, Spanish terminology, and drug monographs.
- A vibrant, full-color, user-friendly design with over 130 illustrations and color-coded sections makes it easy to find and understand information.
- Convenient, take-along format lays flat for easy reference in the busy clinical setting.
SECTION ONE: ANATOMY
Organs and Other Anatomical Features
Muscle Origin, Insertion, and Innervation
Anatomical Directional Terms
Cranial Nerve Function
SECTION TWO: EXAMINATION
History and Review of Systems
Sample Upper Quarter Examination Sequence
Sample Lower Quarter Examination Sequence
Tests and Measures
Tests and Measures Used in the Physical Therapy Examination
Pediatric Physical Therapy Assessments
Sample List of Examination Tools
Example of an Assessment Form
Faulty postures: Kyphosis-lordosis, swayback, and flatback compared with ideal alignment.
Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing
Procedures for Measuring Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length
Suggested Values for Normal ROM for Joints of the Upper and Lower Extremity in Adults Based on Analysis of Existing Data
Traditionally Quoted Values for Normal ROM for Joints of the Upper and Lower Extremity in Adults
Traditionally Quoted Values for Normal ROM of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine in Adults
Suggested Values for Normal ROM of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine in Adults
Suggested Values for Normal ROM of Cervical Spine in Adults
Muscle Test Grades
Example of a Pain Assessment Tool
Three Standard Spasticity Scale
Modified Ashworth Scale
Spasm Frequency Score
Key muscle groups
Apprehension Test of the Shoulder (Crank Test)
Chest Expansion Test
Anterior drawer test
Posterior Drawer Test
Patrick’s Test (FABER or figure-four test)
Straight Leg Raising
Standing Flexion Test
Sacral Fixation Test (also called Gillet's Test, Marching Test, or Stork Test)
Landmarks Palpated for Symmetry as Part of the Sacroiliac Examination.
Prone Instability Test
Position testing of the cervical spine
Supine Vertebral Artery Test
Finkelstein's Test to detect tenosynovitis of the thumb or De Quervain's syndrome
Plantar or Babinski Reflex
Special Neurological Tests
Common Imaging Techniques
Guidelines for Referral
SECTION THREE: EVALUATION, DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS
Evaluating Cranial Nerves
Spinal Disorder Diagnoses
Connective tissue dysfunction Diagnoses
Examples of Fractures
Spinal Cord Injuries
Examples of Non progressive spinal disorders
Key Terms Important to the Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury
American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Standard Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury.
ASIA Impairment Scale
Skin Breakdown Prevention and Pressure Relief
Lymphatic system disorders Diagnoses7
Indications for Joint Mobilization
The ABCDs of