Learn classic assessment techniques for the neck, shoulder and elbow. Lavishly produced and filled with beautiful 3-D animations that show exactly which structures are involved. Alan Edmundson P.T., will walk you through a logical progression of testing that will reveal the underlying pathology with crystal clarity.
Each section is divided into Subjective Assessment, Observation, Tests, Special Tests and Palpation. This includes tests such as passive range-of-motion, active range-of-motion, strength tests, nerve conduction tests, neck facet joint assessment, impingement tests for the rotator cuff, ligament tests and more. 109 total! You will also learn which questions to ask, and exactly what the answers indicate. Each assessment is clearly demonstrated and explained, so you can quickly apply the techniques to your practice.
Expand your assessment knowledge with this encyclopedic resource!
About the Author:
Alan Edmundson entered the physical therapy field as a licensed assistant in 1981 and became a registered physical therapist in 1984 after graduating from Los Angeles Children’s Hospital School of Physical Therapy, affiliated with the the University of Southern California. During his first five years in practice at St. Francis Hospital Alan worked with both in and out patients. As the owner of Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy he specialized in outpatient orthopaedics and had the opportunity to treat athletes from UCSB and Westmont colleges, all of the local high schools and semiprofessional and club teams. Alan has taught kinesiology at UCSB and lectured at professional conferences.