Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing, 4th Edition
Prepare your students with the skills needed to accurately measure joint range of motion and muscle length! Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive guide to the techniques and devices used in measuring range of motion for the joints of the spine and extremities. Clear, step-by-step instructions show how to make reliable measurements with instruments such as the goniometer, inclinometer, tape measure, and even smartphone apps. Designed for physical therapy and occupational therapy students, this manual includes a fully searchable eBook version with each print purchase.
- Guidelines to range of motion and muscle length testing cover techniques including goniometric measurement as well as measurements using inclinometers, tape measures, and smartphone apps.
- More than 600 full-color photos and drawings demonstrate various techniques, anatomy, and landmarks for each joint.
- Anatomical landmarks provide a fast visual reference showing exactly where to place measuring devices.
- Clear template for techniques allows you to quickly and easily identify the information you need.
- Chapters on length testing make it easy to locate information on measuring each of the upper and lower extremities as well as the head, neck, and trunk.
- NEW! Instructions for use of smartphone apps provide another option for measuring range of motion.
- NEW! Revised content and updated references provide the current information you need to be an effective practitioner.
- NEW! eBook version is included with print purchase. The eBook includes more than 100 videos demonstrating the ROM and muscle length testing techniques discussed in the print book, and allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
1 Measurement of Range of Motion and Muscle Length: Background, History, and Basic Principles
2 Measurement of Range of Motion and Muscle Length: Clinical Relevance
3 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Shoulder
4 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Elbow and Forearm
5 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Wrist and Hand
6 Muscle Length Testing of the Upper Extremity
7 Reliability and Validity of Measurements of Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing of the Upper Extremity
8 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
9 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine and Temporomandibular Joint
10 Reliability and Validity of Measurement of Range of Motion of the Spine and Temporomandibular Joint
11 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Hip
12 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Knee
13 Measurement of Range of Motion of the Ankle and Foot
14 Muscle Length Testing of the Lower Extremity
15 Reliability and Validity of Measurements of Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing of the Lower Extremity
16 Pediatric Range of Motion
Appendix A: Sample Data Recording Forms
Appendix B: Normative Range of Motion of the Extremities and Spine in Adults
Nancy Berryman Reese, PT, PhD, MHSA, FAPTA, Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences University of Central Arkansas and William D. Bandy, PT, PhD, SCS, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR