This book offers clinicians the first-ever compilation of information on clinical and data-based functional testing for sport, exercise and occupational settings. This unique text serves as a primary resource for accurate assessment of individuals' functional abilities in order to develop programme prescriptions to enhance their performance. This new book is a comprehensive learning tool for novices and an essential reference for advanced clinicians. The text defines the role of function in physical performance and how it can be appropriately tested. The text also includes case studies that illustrate a variety of situations. Case studies include detailed statistical analysis and normative data, offering clinicians the opportunity to consider the application of functional testing and implementation strategies adaptable to their specific practice setting. Throughout the text, the functional tests are accompanied by photos for visual clarity. To enhance understanding, a companion DVD features live-action demonstrations of 40 of the most advanced tests. The DVD may be loaded onto a computer to offer convenient print-on-demand access to reproducible forms.
By presenting the theory and detailing the practice, this text assists clinicians in understanding and incorporating functional testing to identify their patients' or clients' limitations, then enhancing their performance and rehabilitation.
Michael P. Reiman, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, ATC, CSCS, is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Wichita State University. As a clinician certified in functional movement screen testing, Reiman has over 18 years of experience. Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor of physical therapy at Wichita State University. He earned a doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2006 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Chapter 1. Essential Concepts and Terms; Chapter 2. Test Administration; Chapter 3. Integration of Functional Testing Into Everyday Practice; Chapter 4. Anthropometric Assessment; Chapter 5. Muscle Length Assessment; Chapter 6. Fundamental Movement Testing; Chapter 7. Balance Testing; Chapter 8. Aerobic Testing; Chapter 9. Strength and Power Testing; Chapter 10. Speed, Agility, and Quickness Testing; Chapter 11. Trunk Testing; Chapter 12. Upper Extremity Testing; Chapter 13. Lower Extremity Anaerobic Power Testing.