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Occupational Therapy Manual for the Evaluation of Range of Motion and Muscle Strength, 1st Edition

  • Donna Latella, EdD, OTR/L
  • Catherine Meriano, JD, MHS, OTR/L
  • ISBN-10: 0766836274  |  ISBN-13: 9780766836273
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
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About

Overview

This occupational therapy manual instructs students in the use of assessment tools when evaluating the range of motion and strength of clients, yet emphasizes the time efficiency required in today's healthcare environment. Students learn to screen clients for strength and motion deficits using functional observation and to formulate appropriate intervention plans through gross manual muscle assessment. Students also receive instruction in methods of isolated manual muscle testing and when it is appropriate to progress to this specific assessment.

Features and Benefits

  • Appendices include muscle tables, normal range of motion tables and sample evaluation forms
  • Consistent use of "decision tree" facilitates the development of effective and efficient assessment and decision making skills
  • Focus on function makes it the only product that deals with muscle testing and range of motion from an occupational therapy perspective
  • Over 350 original photographs detailing manual muscle testing visually walks the user through the entire process step by step

Table of Contents

PREFACE.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
CONTRIBUTORS.
INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 1: GONIOMETRY.
CHAPTER 2: GROSS MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING.
CHAPTER 3: ISOLATED MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING.
Appendix A: Muscle tables.
Appendix B: Normal range of motion tables.
Appendix C: Sample evaluation forms

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donna Latella, EdD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University

Catherine Meriano, JD, MHS, OTR/L

Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University