Palpation Techniques

Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists

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Author: Bernhard Reichert

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131468513

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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This lavishly illustrated guide to palpation techniques provides readers with a solid understanding of topographic anatomy using clear, step-by-step descriptions that teach how to first identify, and then distinguish between, the various body structures.Full-color photographs feature models with detailed drawings of muscles, bones, and tendons sketched directly onto their skin, indicating exactly where and how to palpate. Complementary color drawings show the functional significance of each anatomic region.Features In-depth coverage of the entire body -- upper extremities, lower extremities, and the head and trunk -- all in one comprehensive volume Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations enhance the text, making it especially useful for the visual learner Easy-to-reference text boxes contain tips and tricks, including advice on finger placement, pressure application levels, and more Study questions at the end of each chapter aid readers in self-assessment and review of the material Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists will enable students and practitioners of physical therapy or osteopathy to develop their anatomic knowledge and optimize patient care.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786898

Category: Medical

Page: 949

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The newly revised fifth edition of this popular reference is a start-to-finish guide for more than 400 basic to advanced nursing procedures. It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure and explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment.

Field's Anatomy, Palpation, and Surface Markings

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Author: Derek Field,Jane S. Owen Hutchinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0750688483

Category: Medical

Page: 393

View: 2021

The thoroughly updated edition of this classic text covers the palpation and surface marking techniques of whole body including: upper and lower limb, head and neck, thorax, and abdomen. Each body section is broken down to further describe bones, joints, muscles, nerves, arteries, and veins, and includes a review question page at the end of every chapter. This book enables the readers' ability to identify, understand and palpate structures through intact skin and aids the practitioner in the assessment and diagnosis of conditions using manual contact techniques. Revised chapter on the principles and practice of palpation provide the most current information on best practices. Contains clinical advice and information on sports injuries and accessory movements. Details anatomy at every layer with high-quality photographs showing the surface anatomy and detailed drawings depicting corresponding structures below the surface. High-quality, full-color illustrations make content more easily understandable by clearly illustrating the topic. Review questions and illustrations at the end of each chapter provide users with an opportunity to assess their knowledge and easily study.

Professional Guide to Assessment

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582554037

Category: Medical

Page: 662

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Provides in-depth, detailed, essential how-to information about patient assessment for all health professionals.

Nursing Assessment

History-taking and the Physical Examination

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9780798619134

Category: Medical history taking

Page: 122

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General Nursing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9780798619127

Category: Nurses

Page: 288

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Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook - E-Book

Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments

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Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323058299

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations. UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed. Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient. UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes. A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions. Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently. Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams. Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population. Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations. A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams. UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination – inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation – promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams. Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments. How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations. UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region. Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more. More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings. Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need. Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.

Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation

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Author: Masaracchio, Michael,Frommer, Chana

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421245

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Enhanced by photos and medical art that demonstrate palpation techniques of bony and soft tissue structures of the musculoskeletal system, this text assists students and health care professionals in learning the surface palpation techniques required for working in the manual therapy professions.

Chiropractic Technique - E-Book

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Author: Thomas F. Bergmann,David H. Peterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323080561

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians. Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy. Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy. Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another. Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint. Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations. Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques. Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain. Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques. NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book. Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation. A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Practical Physical Medicine

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Author: Leon Chaitow,Ruth Jones

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050431

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/