Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians

Lynn Van Ost, MEd, RN, PT, ATC

  • $38.95
  • ISBN 10 1-55642-997-5
  • ISBN 13 978-1-55642-997-2
  • 216 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2012
  • Order# 49950

When all you need is a basic understanding of manual muscle testing, supplemented by concise and illustrative examples of the techniques, look to Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians for quick and "at your fingertips" facts.

Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians by Lynn Van Ost is a succinct and descriptive quick reference that provides the rehabilitation professional with a very basic approach to various manual muscle techniques. Organized in a “head to toe” format, Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians takes user-friendly and efficient learning to a new level.

What is in your “Cram Session”:

  • Photographs depicting each manual muscle testing technique
  • Breakdown of each body region covered
  • Sections include average range of motion, prime movers, accessory muscles, patient positioning, muscle grading for each movement and substitutions
  • Over 200 photographs

Cram Session in Manual Muscle Testing: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians is an informative, well-organized handbook for all students and clinicians in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, orthopedics or any allied health professional who treats musculoskeletal disorders.

Dedication
Acknowledgements

  • Section 1: Neck/Upper Extremities

  • Neck

  • Scapula

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Preface

  • Forearm

  • Wrist

  • Fingers II to V

  • Thumb


  • Section 2: Trunk/Lower Extremities

  • Trunk

  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Ankle

  • Great Toe

  • Toes II to V

  • Appendix A: Key to Manual Muscle Grading

  • Appendix B: General Procedure for Manual Muscle Testing

  • Appendix C: Commonly Used Terms in Manual Muscle Testing

  • Appendix D: Factors That May Cause Inaccurate Muscle Testing

Bibliography
Index

“Overall, this is a good contribution to the field. It is concise, easy to follow, and easy to search for specific muscles and movements to test. Because the book is smaller in size, it is easy to carry in a bag or leave on a desk without taking up a lot of room. This would be a useful tool for any student or clinician who performs manual muscle testing.” 

                    -Michelle Finnegan, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT, Doody’s Review Service

Lynn Van Ost, MEd, RN, PT, ATC graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Chester State College, West Chester, PA; National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) certified in athletic training in 1984; graduated in 1987 from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, with a master’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training; and received a second bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1988 from Temple. In addition to treating the general orthopedic population as a physical therapist, she has worked with both amateur and professional athletes and has more than 11 years of experience as an athletic trainer working with Olympic-level elite athletes at numerous international events, including the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic games. She currently works as the Director of Physical Therapy for University Orthopedic Associates in Somerset, New Jersey.