PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to analyze postural attitudes; ability to perform a proper palpatory examination and to locate bone and tendon repere points and locate major muscle groups; ability to observe and evaluate the articulation of active and passive movement; learn to measure with goniometer.
Ability to make a transfer.
Course contents summary
general patient observation and assessment:
posture and alignment.
Inspection, palpation, active and passive articulation, goniometer measurements.
Definition and purpose of the objective examination and kinesiological evaluation.
Objective assessment and functional evaluation.
Objective examination phases: observation, inspection, palpation, assessment of active and passive articulation, function evaluation,trunk, upper and lower limbs goniometer and tape measurements; joint limitation, muscle shortening, pain and functional compensation; tranfers, practical labs.
CLARKSON: Kinesiological evaluation", EDI-ERMES, 2003.
KENDALL: Muscle test.
Oral lessons and practical labs.
Assessment methods and criteria