Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain recommended


Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain, 5e

By Florence P. Kendall, Elizabeth Kendall McCreary, Patricia G. Provance, Mary Rodgers and William Romani

Chiropractice, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
  • Hardback
  • 9781451104318
  • July 2010
  • 560 pages
  • List Price: £59.00
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This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is completely reorganized and has new, expanded treatment and exercise sections in each chapter. Other features include a new section on post-polio syndrome, additional case studies comparing Guillain-Barré to polio muscle tests, a new full-color design, and a first-of-its-kind chart of upper extremity articulations.


Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts

Chapter 2: Posture
Section I: Fundamentals of Posture
Section II: Postural Alignment
Section III: Postural Examination
Section IV: Posture of Children
Section V: Scoliosis

Chapter 3: Head and Face
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Facial and Eye Muscles
Section III: Muscles of Deglutition

Chapter 4: Neck
Section I: Innervation and Movements
Section II: Neck Muscles
Section III: Neck Muscle Tests
Section IV: Painful Conditions
Section V: Treatment

Chapter 5: Trunk and Respiratory Muscles
Section I: Trunk
Section II: Abdominal Muscles
Section III: Painful Conditions of Low Back
Section IV: Muscles of Respiration

Chapter 6: Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow
Section III: Shoulder
Section IV: Painful Conditions of Upper Back
Section V: Case Studies

  • Case 1: Radial Nerve Lesion
  • Case 2: Radial, Median, and Ulnar Nerve
  • Case 3: Probable C5 Lesion
  • Case 4: Lateral and Medial Cord
  • Case 5: Spinal Nerve and Muscle Chart
  • Case 6: Stretch Weakness Superimposed on a Peripheral Nerve Injury

Chapter 7: Lower Extremity
Section I: Innervation
Section II: Joint Movement
Section III: Muscle Strength Tests
Section IV: Painful Conditions

  • Case 1: Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Case 2: Lumbosacral Nerves
  • Case 3: L5 Lesion
  • Case 4: Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Case 5: Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Case 6: Polio

Appendix A: Spinal Segment Distribution to Nerves and Muscles
Appendix B: Isolated Paralysis of the Serratus Anterior Muscle


Publication Month
July 2010
Edition Type
Fifth, International Edition

Product Format
Height x Width
7087 x 5487 mm
648183 grams
Number of Pages
560 pages

MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy, MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy, MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine, MEDICAL / Chiropractic, MEDICAL / General, MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, MEDICAL / Sports Medicine