LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Know the basics of human muscle examination
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
Muscles; tendons; muscle contraction mechanics; Strenght of the muscles; upper limb, lower limb and trunk muscle examination
Kendall F.P. et al. "Muscles, Functions and Tests", Verduci Publisher
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Oral exam and practice test
Definition and scope of matter: background; study models.
Muscles: physical properties of muscle; muscle contraction mechanics; muscle efficiency curves.
Tendons: physical tendon properties; mechanics and function of teh tendons.
Physical properties of levers: simple lever functions and comments.
Basic principles of muscle examination: monoarticular muscles; The biarticular and multiarticular muscles.
Measure the strenght of the muscles: measure the passive tension; measure the lenght of the muscles: measuring trophism; observations and exercises; the assessment scals; observation.
muscular upper limb examination: shoulder girdle muscles; arm muscles; muscles of the forearm and hand; obeservations and exercises.
Muscle examination of the lower limb: muscles of the basin; thigh muscles; muscles of the leg and foot; observations and exercises.
The muscular examination of the trunk: muscles of the trunk; neck muscles; breathing muscles; the Balance; observations and exercises.
Muscular face examination: mimic muscles; eye muscles; muscles of swallowing; observations and exercises.
advantages and disadvantages of analytical muscle examination.