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Clinical Guide to Surface Palpation 2nd Edition With CE Exam, A

Clinical Guide to Surface Palpation 2nd Edition With CE Exam, A

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    Online Course

    The package components are as follows:
    • A Clinical Guide to Surface Palpation, Second Edition With HKPropel Online Video, text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    A Clinical Guide to Surface Palpation, Second Edition With CE Exam, is a comprehensive guide that will help you become proficient in palpation techniques so you can successfully assess and treat patients. Using a simple step-by-step approach, this text offers concise explanations of palpation techniques, organized by regions of the body. A brief overview of skeletal and muscle anatomy is offered for each region—including coverage of bony tissue, soft tissue, and neurovascular structures—to facilitate a better understanding of the relationship between structures and how they function together, leading to improved clinical examination skills. Tips for palpating bony landmarks are also discussed.

    Visual aspects of this edition include numerous anatomical overlays on photos depicting proper technique to provide a clear view of the exact structures lying beneath the surface. More than 50 related online video clips showcase real demonstrations of common clinical palpation techniques. The skills are demonstrated in a step-by-step format to help viewers understand the nuances of difficult techniques.

    This text also includes several learning aids to enhance anatomical knowledge and clinical skills. Clinical Pearls and notes throughout the text offer clinically relevant guidance alongside information on body structure identification and assessment. Each chapter concludes with a case study presenting a common clinical condition as well as review questions that prompt readers to apply their new understanding and proficiency. Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the goals of surface palpation.
    • Explain the role of anatomy in surface palpation.
    • Discuss the importance of surface palpation as a component of the clinical examination.
    • Describe the proper technique for identifying each of the various types of tissues.
    • Articulate the importance of proper body mechanics during surface palpation.

    Audience

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthopedists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and massage therapists.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the Art and Science of Palpation
    Definition of Palpation
    Goals of Palpation
    Psychomotor Skill of Palpation
    Importance of Palpation as a Component of the Examination
    Role of Anatomy in Palpation
    Palpation of Different Structures
    Body Mechanics
    Conclusion
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 2. Skull and Face
    Functions of the Skull and Face
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 3. Superficial Back and Shoulder Complex
    Functions of the Shoulder Girdle Complex
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 4. Pectoral and Axillary Regions
    Functions of the Pectoral Region
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 5. Elbow and Forearm
    Functions of the Elbow and Forearm
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 6. Wrist and Hand
    Functions of the Wrist and Hand
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 7. Cervical Spine and Thorax
    Functions of the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, and Rib Cage
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 8. Lumbosacral Spine
    Functions of the Lumbosacral Spine
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 9. Abdomen and Pelvis
    Functions of the Abdomen and Pelvis
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Abdominal Visceral Anatomy
    Pelvic Visceral Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 10. Hip and Groin Region
    Functions of the Hip Joint
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 11. Knee and Thigh
    Functions of the Knee Joint
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Chapter 12. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
    Functions of the Foot and Ankle Joints
    Bony Anatomy
    Soft Tissue Anatomy
    Neurovascular Anatomy
    Structural Inspection
    Palpation
    Case Study
    Chapter Review Questions

    Author

    Michael Masaracchio, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, is an associate professor and the chairperson of the department of physical therapy at Long Island University in Brooklyn. He is also the current director of the anatomy lab at Long Island University, where he was awarded the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. He is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Specialization Council and served on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the sports physical therapy examination from 2013 to 2016. A long-time practicing physical therapist, he is currently the clinical director at Masefield and Cavallaro Physical Therapy, where he specializes in the examination and management of orthopedic and sport-related pathologies.

    Dr. Masaracchio completed his manual therapy fellowship from Regis University in 2013 and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He served as the Brooklyn/Staten Island chapter director for the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) from 2014 to 2018. He also was the member-at-large and sat on the executive committee for the NYPTA in 2016. Dr. Masaracchio has published 22 articles, a textbook, and a book chapter, and he has presented at local, national, and international conferences.

    Chana Frommer, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, RISPT, CCI, is an adjunct associate professor in the department of physical therapy at Long Island University in Brooklyn. A long-time practicing physical therapist, she is currently a senior staff physical therapist at Nola Physical Therapy and Performance, where she focuses on treating people with orthopedic and sports pathologies. Dr. Frommer is board certified in orthopedics and sports by the American Physical Therapy Specialization Council. She served on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for both the orthopedic and sports physical therapy examinations, and she was a reviewer for the ABPTS Specialist Re-certification Committee. She is also certified as a clinical instructor (CCI) by the American Physical Therapy Association and serves as an instructor and mentor for physical therapy students during their clinical rotations. Dr. Frommer is a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist and has served as a Medical Captain for the New York City Marathon medical team for a number of years. She has also been the lead author on two articles related to pediatric and adolescent sports injuries, has coauthored a textbook, and has presented at a national conference.

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