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Illustrated Essentials in Orthopedic Physical Assessment

by Ronald C. Evans

"Practical & well-illustrated, this is a technique guide & also a compendium of hundreds of orthopedic tests available to chiropracters." Appropriate for: Chiropractic Professionals, Chiropractic Students.

Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor

by Thomas Souza

Chiropractors are recognized specialists in spinal pain. But today, as chiropractors move increasingly into primary care roles, it's not uncommon to see patients with coughs, fever, abdominal pain, and dozens of other nonmusculoskeletal symptoms. Differential Diagnosis for the Chiropractor covers the range of complaints commonly seen in daily practice--including neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiopulmonary, and many other concerns and conditions. With easy-to-follow algorithms and concise explanatory text, this timely handbook helps the practitioner evaluate a patient's complaint in the context of a chiropractor's scope of practice.

Chiropractic Approach to Head Pain

by Darrell Curl

Social, physical, emotional, and environmental stresses cannot fully explain the phenomenon of head pain.   Eighteen contributions from Australia, England, Canada, and the US synthesize current principles, patient models, and musculoskeletal integrative treatment rationales and techniques into a generic model of head pain management.   Among the topics: posture, classification of headaches, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, medications and chemicals, craniofacial orthopedics, and an overview of cranial manipulation.


Orthopedic Physical Assessment Enhanced Edition

by David J. Magee

This text provides a systematic approach to orthopedic assessment and understanding of the reason for the various aspects of the assessment.   It takes reader through history, observationand examination of each joint of the body

The Orthopaedic Physical Exam

by Bruce Reider

The Orthopaedic Physical Examination, 2nd edition, is a must-have for anyone who performs examinations of the musculoskeletal region. Organized by body region, the book includes descriptions and illustrations of normal and abnormal anatomy, step-by-step walkthroughs of common, highly useful tests to determine joint and muscle disorders, and extensive photographs of proper physical examination procedure. The fully revised second edition includes Take-Home Points at the end of every chapter--perfect for quick review--and handy differential diagnosis tables based on common patient complaints, and line drawings designed to illustrate difficult-to-picture anatomical structures. Perfect for orthopaedists, physical therapists, and primary care physicians who perform musculoskeletal examinations.

Muscles: Testing and Function

by Florence Peterson Kendall

This new edition of the text covers manual muscle testing, and the evaluation and treatment of faulty or painful postural conditions. It also incorporates H.O. Kendall's earlier text entitled Posture and Pain.

Manual Examination and Treatment of the Spine and Extremities

by Carolyn Wadsworth

The University of Iowa, Iowa City. Clinical manual for physical therapists. Abundant illustration; primarily, half-tone photographs. DNLM: 1. Bone Diseases - diagnosis.


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