The Clinical Orthopedic Assessment Guide

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This is a second edition of a work designed to provide orthopedic clinicians with a handy reference guide which will help patient assessments. There are 6 parts containing 21 sections. The content is divided into an introduction, a regional presentation of clinical assessments including functional tests and dealing with gait and posture. New to this edition are sections on the upper cervical spine, pelvis/sacroiliac joint and adverse neurodynamics (assessment of peripheral nerve injury and treatment techniques). The book is packaged in a smaller size with an improved colour scheme and design. Many illustrations are converted to photos and an improved internal layout helps the reader identify information more easily.The content within the assessment sections has been improved with the addition of subjective and objective sequences and the sensitivity and specificity of test items are clearly identified. With the enhanced visual features and new content, this book now becomes an essential reference for the orthopedic clinician.

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Janice Loudon, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of physical therapy and rehabilitation science at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Loudon teaches courses in applied kinesiology and biomechanics, applied musculoskeletal anatomy, evaluation methods and principles of treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, health promotion and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Marcie Swift, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor in the department of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Swift received her PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2007. Stephania Bell, MS, PT, is a clinical assistant professor in physical therapy education at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Bell teaches advanced orthopedics and provides clinical services at the medical centre's Sports Medicine Institute. In 1997, she completed a two year programme leading to certification in orthopedic manual therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute.

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