- Series: Kendall, Muscles
- Hardcover: 560 pages
- Publisher: LWW; 5 edition (February 24, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781747805
- ISBN-13: 978-0781747806
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain (Kendall, Muscles) 5th Edition
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How does the book work? Well, you look up the particular muscle you want to test, look at the picture of the test position, and then simply apply manual pressure to the limb in the instructed direction. If it sounds easy, it is the way this book shows you- included are dozens and dozens of GREAT pictures that show you precisely what to do. So, if you have a need to regularly test muscles, I highly recommend you get this book- it's a little bit more expensive than some of the other muscle testing books, but its the best I've come across so far- in fact it sits right on my desk for reference. Health professionals might also be interested in The Sixty-Second Motivator to help get clients motivated to do their home exercise programs consistently.
It is clearly and well presented, very well-researched and accepted in the medical field. My main profession is fitness and health trainer and this book is a tremendous contribution to my practice.
The photos are great, including the classic black/white pictures demonstrating the different tests. The anatomy drawings are very good with excellent detailed descriptions of functional anatomy. The Primal Pictures CD-ROM included with the book is awesome. You can rotate anatomy diagrams 360 degrees while adding and removing anatomical structures such as ligaments, stabilizer and postural muscles, prime movers, veins, arteries, nerves, etc. It's a fantastic tool! I'm currently using some images for a couple of articles I'm writing on corrective stretching and strengthening. It is most certainly a must read for fitness and therapy pros.
If you don't have frequent need for a muscle reference, I wouldn't spend the money, but it you like a complete story related to aches and pains of particular muscles, this is a nice book to own. I suspect that like airplanes, summer cabins, and box seats to the Yankees games, it is something you'd like your best friend to own.
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This book is packed with a wealth of information.
It is about muscles (though not fascia, which is now known as essential, and integrative with muscles), postural assessments,... Read more
This book was very helpful for trying to learn manual muscle tests.Published 2 months ago by Lindsie
This is one of my favorite books about muscles! It delves deeper into testing for muscle instabilities and has great ideas on how to help spring them back into working shape.Published 4 months ago by Heather Schnitz