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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-65-1
1
184
About 350 color line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
28 October 2019
Handspring Publishing

£29.95 GBP / $38.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Anatomy, Chiropractic, Sport and Fitness

Muscle Testing – A Concise Manual

£29.95 GBP / $38.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA. Canadian customers please order from from Login Canada or Amazon.ca.

Muscle testing – A Concise Manual, provides a reference for understanding how structure relates to function, and how by knowing function we can learn structural configurations. Often muscular anatomy is taught as a dry subject whereby each muscle is painstakingly reviewed and the learner is expected to cite origin, insertion, action, nerve supply and blood supply. This commonly used approach may not necessarily aid understanding of muscle function, nor does it demonstrate muscular positioning. Through muscle testing, one is better equipped to consider how muscles function individually and in working groups. It is the knowledge of symmetrical movement, range of motion, contractile patterns, resistance and gravity that provides the fuller picture for muscle function and dysfunction.

The text is organised in such a way as to enable the reader to understand anatomical position and assessment of muscular contractile strength. The manual provides movement-relevant illustrations to aid understanding of muscle location and testing positions. This is further enhanced through links to video footage for each test.

The book summarises the key anatomical facts and figures, give methods for muscle testing by several techniques, and provides clinically useful information to supplement the tests.

 

Section ONE INTRODUCTION

Introduction and principles of muscle testing

Overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, testing, and palpation

Biotensegrity and fascia – the connective tissue system

How to use this book

 

Section TWO MUSCLE TESTS BY REGION

Head and neck

Sternocleidomastoid

Scalenes (anterior, middle, and posterior)

Splenius capitis

Levator scapulae

Trapezius (upper fibers)

Shoulder and elbow

Trapezius (middle fibers)

Trapezius (lower fibers)

Supraspinatus

Infraspinatus

Teres minor

Subscapularis

Teres major

Deltoid (anterior fibers)

Deltoid (middle fibers)

Deltoid (posterior fibers)

Coracobrachialis

Biceps brachii

Triceps brachii

Forearm and wrist

Brachioradialis

Supinator

Pronator teres

Pronator quadratus

Opponens pollicis

Opponens digiti minimi

Torso and trunk

Pectoralis major (clavicular and sternal portions)

Pectoralis minor

Rectus abdominis

Transverse abdominis

Quadratus lumborum

Erector spinae group (sacrospinalis)

Latissimus dorsi

Serratus (anterior)

Rhomboid group (major and minor)

Pelvis

Psoas major and minor

Iliacus

Piriformis

Gluteus maximus

Gluteus medius

Tensor fasciae latae

Thigh and knee

Quadriceps femoris group

Rectus femoris

Vastus medialis

Vastus lateralis

Vastus intermedius

Hamstring group

Biceps femoris

Medial hamstrings (semitendinosus and semimembranosus)

Adductor magnus

Adductor longus and brevis

Gracilis

Popliteus

Sartorius

Lower leg, ankle, and foot

Gastrocnemius

Soleus

Tibialis anterior

Tibialis posterior

Fibularis group (peroneus)

Extensor hallucis longus

Flexor hallucis longus

Extensor digitorum longus

Extensor digitorum brevis

 

Section THREE GAIT TESTING

Introduction to gait testing

Contralateral shoulder and hip flexor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip extensor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip abductor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip adductor gait test

Contralateral psoas and pectoralis major gait test

Contralateral gluteus medius and abdominals gait test

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Earle ABRAHAMSON

Earle Abrahamson is senior lecturer in sports therapy at the University of East London.

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Jane LANGSTON

Jane Langston is an experienced Amatsu practitioner and teacher of that therapy and of anatomy and phsitology.

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Muscle Testing – A Concise Manual

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View sample pages here

Muscle testing – A Concise Manual, provides a reference for understanding how structure relates to function, and how by knowing function we can learn structural configurations. Often muscular anatomy is taught as a dry subject whereby each muscle is painstakingly reviewed and the learner is expected to cite origin, insertion, action, nerve supply and blood supply. This commonly used approach may not necessarily aid understanding of muscle function, nor does it demonstrate muscular positioning. Through muscle testing, one is better equipped to consider how muscles function individually and in working groups. It is the knowledge of symmetrical movement, range of motion, contractile patterns, resistance and gravity that provides the fuller picture for muscle function and dysfunction.

The text is organised in such a way as to enable the reader to understand anatomical position and assessment of muscular contractile strength. The manual provides movement-relevant illustrations to aid understanding of muscle location and testing positions. This is further enhanced through links to video footage for each test.

The book summarises the key anatomical facts and figures, give methods for muscle testing by several techniques, and provides clinically useful information to supplement the tests.

 

Section ONE INTRODUCTION

Introduction and principles of muscle testing

Overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, testing, and palpation

Biotensegrity and fascia – the connective tissue system

How to use this book

 

Section TWO MUSCLE TESTS BY REGION

Head and neck

Sternocleidomastoid

Scalenes (anterior, middle, and posterior)

Splenius capitis

Levator scapulae

Trapezius (upper fibers)

Shoulder and elbow

Trapezius (middle fibers)

Trapezius (lower fibers)

Supraspinatus

Infraspinatus

Teres minor

Subscapularis

Teres major

Deltoid (anterior fibers)

Deltoid (middle fibers)

Deltoid (posterior fibers)

Coracobrachialis

Biceps brachii

Triceps brachii

Forearm and wrist

Brachioradialis

Supinator

Pronator teres

Pronator quadratus

Opponens pollicis

Opponens digiti minimi

Torso and trunk

Pectoralis major (clavicular and sternal portions)

Pectoralis minor

Rectus abdominis

Transverse abdominis

Quadratus lumborum

Erector spinae group (sacrospinalis)

Latissimus dorsi

Serratus (anterior)

Rhomboid group (major and minor)

Pelvis

Psoas major and minor

Iliacus

Piriformis

Gluteus maximus

Gluteus medius

Tensor fasciae latae

Thigh and knee

Quadriceps femoris group

Rectus femoris

Vastus medialis

Vastus lateralis

Vastus intermedius

Hamstring group

Biceps femoris

Medial hamstrings (semitendinosus and semimembranosus)

Adductor magnus

Adductor longus and brevis

Gracilis

Popliteus

Sartorius

Lower leg, ankle, and foot

Gastrocnemius

Soleus

Tibialis anterior

Tibialis posterior

Fibularis group (peroneus)

Extensor hallucis longus

Flexor hallucis longus

Extensor digitorum longus

Extensor digitorum brevis

 

Section THREE GAIT TESTING

Introduction to gait testing

Contralateral shoulder and hip flexor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip extensor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip abductor gait test

Contralateral shoulder and hip adductor gait test

Contralateral psoas and pectoralis major gait test

Contralateral gluteus medius and abdominals gait test

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-65-1
1
184
About 350 color line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
28 October 2019
Handspring Publishing

£29.95 GBP / $38.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Anatomy, Chiropractic, Sport and Fitness

Earle ABRAHAMSON

Earle Abrahamson is senior lecturer in sports therapy at the University of East London.

Read More ›

Jane LANGSTON

Jane Langston is an experienced Amatsu practitioner and teacher of that therapy and of anatomy and phsitology.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >