By Todd S. Ellenbecker DPT MS SCS OCS CSCS
Useful, clinically centred, and hugely illustrated, this new consultant comprises content material no longer coated in the other ebook, awarded in a common structure. half I introduces the recommendations of subjective review, observation/posture, similar referral joint trying out, neurovascular checking out, palpation, and diversity of movement checking out. half II contains the majority of the textual content, protecting the foremost shoulder exams that clinicians practice. half III gains supplemental checks utilized in the scientific surroundings. ultimately, half IV pulls all of the details jointly via checking out scholars and clinicians alike with a sequence of case stories. The reader also will locate huge, updated references for extra study or study.
- The first textual content committed completely to the musculoskeletal exam of the shoulder joint.
- Emphasizes learn and objectivity, supplying easy accessibility to present study quantification of try technique efficacy indication and medical application.
- Contains an exhaustive evaluate of exam and medical exams, resulting in a extra exact analysis and higher process care.
- Presents a mixture of scientific exams, sensible review parameters, throwing and period recreation return/evaluation methods, in addition to seldom-presented closed chain exams, supplying the practitioner a plethora of different tests.
- Highlights new exams for the shoulder, quite within the zone of labral and instability testing.
- Places a excessive measure of emphasis on documentation of try effects, expanding the reader's objectivity of the shoulder examination process.
- Includes a number of mixtures of sufferer presentation, emphasizing vintage diagnoses and the combos of attempt effects from the evaluate techniques lined within the textual content. Case reports enable readers to check themselves and observe their wisdom to various situations.
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Measurements obtained with the shoulder in 0 degrees of abduction. Normal range of motion (in degrees) according to various authors.
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Clinical Examination of the Shoulder by Todd S. Ellenbecker DPT MS SCS OCS CSCS