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Edited by Hans Garten and Joseph Shafer

Functional Assessment, Myofascial Trigger Points and Meridian Relationships

Published by Elsevier

About the Book

The Muscle Test Handbook: Functional Assessment, Myofascial Trigger Points and Meridian Relationships is edited by Hans Garten and Joseph Shafer. This First Edition textbook is especially prepared for the international audience, the English language edition of this highly successful handbook describes Professional Applied Kinesiology muscle testing procedures.

A departure from the classic understanding of muscle testing for weakness and rehabilitation, these procedures can be used for detecting more subtle, functional abnormalities.


– Included within the chapters are stretch tests and post-isometric relaxation procedures for the hypertonic, shortened muscle.
– Muscle anatomy and physiology are briefly recapped in order to enhance reader comprehension.
– The Muscle Testing Handbook describes testing procedures for almost 100 individual muscles in a unique, quick reference, template approach.
– In close collaboration with Dr. Garten, the German edition has been adapted for the English-language audience by Dr. Shafer, an American chiropractic colleague.
– This book is ideal for use by manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports scientists and neurology department staff worldwide.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Manual muscle testing – a modern diagnostic tool
Therapeutic considerations
The muscles
Muscles of mastication: M. temporalis
Muscles of mastication: M. masseter
Muscles of mastication: M. pterygoideus medialis
Muscles of mastication: M. pterygoideus lateralis
Suprahyoid muscles
Infrahyoid muscles
Muscles of the abdomen: M. obliqui abdominis
Muscles of the abdomen: M. rectus abdominis
M. abductor digiti minimi
M. abductor hallucis
M. abductor pollicis brevis
M. abductor pollicis longus
Adductor muscles
M. adductor hallucis
M. adductor pollicis
M. biceps brachii
M. brachialis
M. brachioradialis
M. coracobrachialis
M. deltoideus
M. extensor carpi radialis (longus and brevis)
M. extensor carpi ulnaris
M. extensor digitorum
M. extensor digitorum longus
M. extensor hallucis brevis
M. extensor hallucis longus
M. extensor pollicis brevis and m. extensor pollicis longus
M. flexor carpi radialis
M. flexor carpi ulnaris
M. flexor digiti minimi
M. flexor digitorum brevis
M. flexor digitorum longus
M. flexor digitorum profundus
M. flexor digitorum superficialis
M. flexor hallucis brevis
M. flexor hallucis longus
M. flexor pollicis brevis
M. flexor pollicis longus
M. gastrocnemius
M. gluteus maximus
M. gluteus medius
M. gluteus minimus
M. gracilis
Hamstrings (ischiocrural muscles)
M. iliacus
M. infraspinatus
Mm. interossei and lumbricales manus
M. latissimus dorsi
M. levator scapulae
Neck extensor muscles
Neck extensors (deep suboccipital muscles)
Neck flexor muscles (deep)
M. obturatorius internus
M. opponens digiti minimi
M. opponens pollicis
M. palmaris longus
M. pectoralis major (pars clavicularis) (PMC)
M. pectoralis major (pars sternocostalis) (PMS)
M. pectoralis minor
Pelvic floor muscles
Peronei brevis and longus
Mm. peronei (brevis and longus)
M. peroneus tertius
M. piriformis
M. popliteus
M. pronator quadratus
M. pronator teres
M. psoas
M. quadratus femoris
M. quadratus lumborum
M. quadriceps femoris
Mm. rhomboidei
Sacrospinal and transversospinal system
Sacrospinal system: M. iliocostalis
Sacrospinal system: M. longissimus
Sacrospinal system: M. multifidus
M. sartorius
M. serratus anterior
M. soleus
M. sternocleidomastoideus (SCM)
M. subclavius
M. subscapularis
M. supinator
M. supraspinatus
M. tensor fasciae latae
M. teres major
M. teres minor
M. tibialis anterior
M. tibialis posterior
M. trapezius (pars inferior, pars ascendens)
M. trapezius (pars medialis, pars horizontalis)
M. trapezius (pars inferior, pars medialis)
M. trapezius (pars superior, pars descendens)
M. triceps brachii and m. anconeus
Neurovascular reflex points of the muscles of the skull
Anterior neurolymphatic reflex zones of the muscles
Posterior neurolymphatic reflex zones of the muscles
Nerves of the brachial plexus and nerve bottlenecks
Nerves of the lumbosacral plexus and nerve bottlenecks
Muscles – organ (meridian) – relation to nutrients
References and further reading

For Whom is this Book For

The Muscle Test Handbook: Functional Assessment, Myofascial Trigger Points and Meridian Relationships is perfect for Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those students who are pursuing their Graduation in Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


Format of the eBook: PDF      Size: 75.4 MB


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