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This new resource is a comprehensive view of the clinical evaluation and functional application of joint range of motion. Coverage includes discussions of different types of goniometers, alternate methods of assessment, the reliability and validity of other joint ROM tools, and contraindications and precautions. This book also provides a complete review of surface anatomy and instruction on palpation technique and therapist posture and positioning when evaluating ROM.
Numerous illustrations depict the therapist's hand and goniometer positions in relation to deep anatomical structures. Case studies and practical examination forms are also included.
Principles and Methods Head, Neck, and Trunk Shoulder Complex Elbow and Forearm Wrist and Hand Hip Knee Ankle and Foot Relating Treatment to Assessment Appendix A: Evaluation of AROM: Prime Movers and Accessory Muscles Appendix B: OB "Myrin" Goniometry Appendix C: Sample Numerical Recording Form: ROM Measurement Appendix D: Sample Pictorial Recording Form: ROM Measurement Appendix E: ROM Assessment Sequence: Standard Test Positions Appendix F: Gait Appendix G: Suggested Answers to Exercises and Questions Index