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Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain Hardcover – 1 Feb 2005

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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,US; 5Rev Ed edition (1 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781747805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781747806
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Now in its 5th edition, this book has become "thee" muscle testing book to have. Who's it for? Anyone who has a need to be able to MANUAL muscle test any of the body's muscles. This would include such professionals as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, etc.

How does the book work? Well, you look up the particular muscle you want to test, look at the picture of the test position, and then simply apply manual pressure to the limb in the instructed direction. If it sounds easy, it is the way this book shows you- included are dozens and dozens of GREAT pictures that show you precisely what to do. So, if you have a need to regularly test muscles, I highly recommend you get this book- it's a little bit more expensive than some of the other muscle testing books, but its the best I've come across so far- in fact it sits right on my desk for reference. Health professionals might also be interested in The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution for clients suffering from plantar fasciitis.
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There are not that many books in the field of manual muscle testing that also include assessment of posture and that also include that much theory. Even if it is written by physiotherapists it should be of interest for many other health care providers in the field of manual therapy or orthopedics. The strong part of this book is the anatomy and the clinical reasoning. The book also comes with a CD-ROM from Primal picture which is the same that is included in some other books. The CD-ROM is a light version of the more expensive ones but rather okay.

David Aston
Registered Physiotherapist
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This is a great book, it has very detailed pictures/diagrams and easy to read text. (I usually judge a book on how many pictures it has...as I struggle to read long paragraphs of writing as I get bored easily !!)

I have just finished my 1st year studying Physiotherapy and have struggled learning anatomy - mainly due to the quantity and complexity. However, this book is amazing. It's a hardback and will last forever, so justifying the cost (it's not cheap) but worth every penny.

Recommend to anyone needing more detailed knowledge of anatomy, how posture effects muscles and how to test muscles for potential weaknesses.

I'll be using this regularly over the next 2 years.....so physio students....check it out ; )
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Very easy to study with excelent summaries very well organized
Unfortunately do not have all the muscles
Has some difficult organization in terms of index and some times it takes to long to be sure that a certain muscle is not describe
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This book is not for those looking for a quick easy lesson but if yo are interested in the subject it is ideal
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I got this book as a learning Personal Trainer for Posture and Flexibility Tests, I do not regret every penny I spent on this book it really is good.

Although It didn't fill all the gaps in my knowledge, it certainly is an amazing book with a huge wealth of knowledge. i haven't used the muscle strength tests as I am not qualified as a Pysiotherapist and I am certainly still happy.

I like the illustration of abdominal muscle fibres!
I like the detail and accuracy of the information written.

I could go on...
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Very good book for Muscle tests, with a comprehensive text and sections, easy to understand, however it does have some limitations, there are limited nerve tests explained and no real special tests for impingment issues etc. For this I would recommend Special tests in Musculoskeletal examination by Paul Hattam and Alison Smeatham, which is very good.

All in all, a good book, but not a great one, it does have the origins and insertions and the actions of all the relevent muscles and groups, but it does't go in to any real detail about pain, you are expected to know about the mechnisms of pain and sporting injuries, this book literally just talks about and explains muscles tests.
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This combined edition of two classic text's is updated, very well illustrated and organised. A 'must have' text for people working in the MSk field; as evidenced by it being referenced in so many other MSk assessment texts out today.
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