Author

Anna DiDonna

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Pitney, William A., 1965-

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Abstract

There was a need for more instruction on manual muscle testing in the KNPE department for athletic training majors. This is a manual designed to fulfill that need and aid the athletic training students in learning and performing manual muscle testing. Manual muscle testing is an integral part of a complete physical assessment. It can be utilized in conditions of muscle weakness, muscle imbalance, determining muscle length and strength, and neuromuscular involvement. When the testing is done, a grade is given to each muscle that is tested in order to describe its function. In order to assign the grade, one must perform the test. In this manual you fill find instructions on testing 44 different muscles found in the human body. The anatomy of the muscle can be found including the origin, insertion, action, and innervation. The testing technique will be listed, clinical pearls will follow, and a digital image is provided to help visualize the test.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

95 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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