by James Scifers (Editor)
Ideal for students and clinicians to access quick clinical information, Special Tests for Neurologic Examination offers invaluable evaluation and assessment tips and techniques for neurologic conditions commonly found in patients. Organized in an easy-to-use format, this book is the perfect guide for practicing clinical skills and reviewing for licensure and certification examinations.
Dr. James R. Scifers describes and illustrates special tests for the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine. This resource provides performance criteria for each special test, important information on specificity and sensitivity, and valuable references for further investigation.
Inside you’ll find:
Techniques for dermatome, myotome, reflex screening, and concussion testing
Examples of various concussion grading scales and neuropsychological tests
Special design that facilitates use of the book as a user-friendly study guide and quick clinical reference
Data on test specificity and sensitivity to assist clinicians in determining the value and strength of various clinical examination procedures
A facilitative and comprehensive approach to learning, practicing, and reviewing neurologic special tests makes Special Tests for Neurologic Examination a must-have for students and clinicians alike. With a focus on commonly used evaluative procedures for differentiating and diagnosing neurologic disorders, the book serves as a valuable companion to the popular Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination.
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