A Physiotherapist’s Guide to Measurement is an essential tool for both the student and clinician who will gain ready access to a wide range of common measurement techniques.
This exclusive handy guide gives detailed images of the various measuring methods used in practice, such as goniometric measurement of all the main joints; lower and upper limb girth measurements; manual muscle testing of all major muscle groups; spinal measurements; spirometry (respiratory function); and many more! Each illustration is accompanied by concise but clear instructional text. Additionally, reference tables cover the aims, methodology and results of research, summarising studies on the reliability and validity of a particular measuring tool.
Part of the Physiotherapist’s Toolbox Series – unlock your key skills! Perfect for use on placement and in the clinic.
- Highly illustrated with clear step-by-step guidance
- Anatomy reviews for each region
- Observational checklist to facilitate peer review and student’s performance
- Space to record a simulated patient record and further notes
- Spiral-binding allows for easy, lie-flat reference
Table of Contents
Reliability and Validity of Measurement Tools
1 The Hip Joint
2 The Knee Joint
3 The Ankle Joint
4 The Shoulder Joint
5 The Elbow Joint
6 The Wrist/Carpal Joints
7 The Hand
8 The Spine
9 The Respiratory System
Appendix 1 The Visual Analogue Scale for Pain
Appendix 2 Summary of Studies Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Measuring Tools in Physiotherapy
By John Edward Fox, MSc MCSP, Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK; and Richard Jasper Day, BSc(Hons), MCSP, Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK