This pocket-sized handbook provides essential information on 14 of the most common therapeutic physical agents used in rehabilitation, physical medicine, and sports therapy around the world. The pocket guide includes key steps in planning, executing, and charting a safe, effective, and evidence-based therapeutic application. In a user-friendly format, this reference offers insight into the existing body of human peer-reviewed literature related to the practice of these agents. Chapters contain sections related to each agent: historical perspectives, biophysical characteristics, physiologic and therapeutic effects, considerations for application, indications, contraindications, and more.
Formerly titled Sports Injury Management, this new edition of this solid textbook is geared particularly to athletic trainers and athletic training students. It uses a problem-solving approach to explain the core information an athletic trainer needs to know including prevention, recognition, assessment, management, and disposition of sports-related injuries and diseases. Features to the new edition include a taping chapter; correlation of the content to the NATA Board of Certification (BOC) Role Delineation Study for exam preparation; additional management algorithms and field strategies; a student study CD-ROM with an anatomy reference and a student study tool; and more. Additional resources are available at the Connection Website.
This manual teaches students to perform goniometry properly as a clinical skill and offers numerous exercises to reinforce good technique. Each procedure is detailed for ease of reference and this edition has many new photographs and is consistent with up-to-date terminology. goniometric landmarks that need to be palpatated. There are also muscle length tests with screening for hypermobility and normative ROM tables updated based on age and gender. Information is included on prices and features of goniometers and inclinometers, and there is a review of factors affecting ROM, such as body mass index, occupation, geographical area, ethnicity, sports, disease and injury.
This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is completely reorganized and has new, expanded treatment and exercise sections in each chapter. Other features include a new section on post-polio syndrome, additional case studies comparing Guillain-Barr#65533; to polio muscle tests, a new full-color design, and a first-of-its-kind chart of upper extremity articulations.
This is a reference for identifying and performing special tests used during an orthopaedic injury examination. It should help students learn to perform thorough injury evaluations and interpret their findings. Over 125 special tests are explained, including indications, contraindications, positive findings, and special considerations for each. It offers a format for locating special tests used for different regions of the body.