This lesson describes the theory behind the assessment techniques, and what exactly certain symptom indicate. He discusses general evaluation techniques and introduces basic tests
Learn classic orthopedic assessment techniques for every joint in the body. This course include both our Orthopedic Assessment DVD footage ($49.95 each dvd). The video footage in this course is lavishly produced and filled with beautiful 3-D animations that show exactly which structures are involved. Alan Edmundson, P.T. will walk you through a logical progression of testing that will reveal the underlying pathology with crystal clarity.
This lesson shows how to perform a subjective evaluation on the ankle. This includes which questions to ask, for example; How far do you walk each day? Have you recently changed your shoes? Have you had any surgeries? Where is your pain located? Have you had any sprains?
This lesson shows how to observe knee position, high/low arch, standing habits, symmetry, swelling, tendon angle, dorsiflexion, plantar flexion, inversion and eversion.
This lesson demonstrates strength testing for dorsiflexion, inversion, eversion, and plantar flexion. It also shows passive ROM testing for these same motion, plus the anterior drawer test
This lesson shows how to palpate the ankle including the malleolus, for bunions, achilles’ tendon, plantar fascia, perennial tendons, lateral ligaments, high tibial sprain, flexor tendons, and the deltoid ligament as well as a joint evaluation. Also included is information on degrees of injury.
This lesson includes questions you can ask the client. Does it hurt climbing a stair, stepping off a curb? Does it hurt while sitting, is there weakness or swelling, does the pain move? Any grinding. Alan discusses what each of these answers means.
This is a knee inspection. Looking at any swelling outside or inside the swelling, is the musculature atrophied? Examine knee cap for crepitus, evaluate knee extension for hamstring tightness.
This lesson covers flexor and extensor strength testing, passive flexion and extension testing, medial and lateral collateral ligament testing, drawer test, Lachman’s test, McMurray’s test, femoral nerve test and observing the patellar orientation.
This lesson shows how to palpate for dysfunction the following structures: Gurdy’s tubercle, pez anserine, joint line, patellar tendon, popliteal fossa, hamstring muscles, gastrocnemius, peroneal nerve, fibular head, quadriceps.
This lesson demonstrates how to observe the hips. Alan shows how to evaluate the following structures: anterior symmetry, ASIS level, iliac crests, pelvic tilt, hip contour, lumbar curve, PSIS, flexion test, posterior symmetry, arm swing, hip sway, push, forward swing, hip flexion, hip rotation.
This lesson covers passive hip flexion, rotation and abduction plus strength testing for flexion, extension and abduction. Alan then discusses what each test means.
This lesson demonstrates special tests specific to the hip. This includes: Ober’s test, Thomas test, straight leg raise, grind test, sacrotuberous ligmament test, and the distraction test.
This lesson shows palpation examination for the following structures in the hip. The iliopsoas tendon, rectus femoris, tensor fascia latae, greater trochanter, abductor group, joint spring test, coccyx.
In this lesson Alan demonstrates how evaluate shoulder height, ASIS level, spinal curve from the back and side, forward bending, extension, side bending and rotation.
This lesson covers function strength testing for the lumbar spine, including flexion, rotation, extension, and lateral flexion. Also covered are reflex testing for L3 and 4, tibias strength for L4, Big toe extensor strength for L5, everter strength for S1, the slump test, upper and lower abdominal strength testing, straight leg raise, mobility testing for extension and rotation, thoracic spring testing, Si joint spring testing, femoral nerve test and how to test for vertebral positioning.
In this lesson, Alan demonstrates palpation of the erectors, interspinous ligament, iliolumbar ligament, fibrositic nodules, gluteus medius, piriformis, quadratus lumborum and the psoas.
In this lesson discusses how to talk to the client about their experience of their shoulder. He discusses signs of rotator cuff impingement, bicipital inflammation and anterior instability, as well as talking to the client about dislocations, scars, medication, pain at night, or pain that is traveling (into the neck or down the arm) for possible nerve issues.
During the objective section of shoulder evaluation, Alan demonstrates how to evaluate shoulder height, trapezius muscularity comparison, ACL step off, deltoid muscular comparison, shoulder anterior-posterior position, infraspinatus muscularity comparison, rhomboid tension comparison, and ROM for forward flexion, abduction, external rotation, internal rotation and shoulder girdle ROM for all motions.
This lesson demonstrates strength testing for forward flexion, external rotation, internal rotation, abduction and the deltoid sensory nerve test.
This lesson covers special testing including the empty can test, crank test, biceps tendon test, passive movement in forward flexion, rotation, and abduction. Alan also covers the impingement test, hawkin’s maneuver, distraction test, relocation test, global stability test, radial nerve test and median nerve test.
Alan shows how to palpate the clavicle, acromioclavicular joint, coracoid process, the joint line and subacromial bursa, biceps tendon, deltoid muscle, posterior rotator cuff muscles, supraspinatus tendon
This lesson demonstrates how to evaluate the neck by looking at shoulder position, lateral tilt, lateral shift, head forward, active flexion, active rotation, side bending, shoulder elevation, shoulder flexion and TMJ range of motion.
This lesson demonstrates strength testing for flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation, as well how how to grade for strength. Alan also shows how to perform strength testing for scapular elevation and flexion as well as TMJ strength.
This lesson shows how to perform the quadrant test, the distraction test, the compression test, adson’s test, reflex testing, neurological strength testing, sensory nerve signs and the vertebral artery test. He also discusses various dermatomes and which vertebrae they relate to.
This lesson demonstrates how to use palpation to discover issues in the posterior musculature, scalenes, SCM, subboccipitals, TMJ, facet joints, atlas, axis, and the atlanto-occipital joint. He also shows techniques to free facet joint restriction.