Special Tests For Neurologic Examination by James ScifersSpecial Tests For Neurologic Examination by James Scifers

Special Tests For Neurologic Examination

byJames ScifersEditorJames Scifers

Spiral Bound | January 3, 2008

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Ideal for students and clinicians to access quick clinical information,Special Tests for Neurologic Examinationoffers 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 • Additional resources for further study and exploration A facilitative and comprehensive approach to learning, practicing, and reviewing neurologic special tests makesSpecial Tests for Neurologic Examinationa 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.
James R. Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC is the founding Program Director for the Western Carolina University Athletic Training Education Program. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University. Dr. Scifers received his bachelor of scienc...
Title:Special Tests For Neurologic ExaminationFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 3, 2008Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContentsDedication Acknowledgments About the Author About the Contributor Preface Foreword by John M. Hauth, EdD, ATC IntroductionSection One: HeadChapter 1: Cranial Nerve Assessment Cranial Nerve I: Olfactory Nerve Cranial Nerve II: Optic Nerve Cranial Nerve III: Oculomotor Nerve Cranial Nerve IV: Trochlear Nerve Cranial Nerve V: Trigeminal Nerve Cranial Nerve VI: Abducens Nerve Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve Cranial Nerve VIII: Acoustic Nerve Cranial Nerve IX: Glossopharyngeal Nerve Cranial Nerve X: Vagus Nerve Cranial Nerve XI: Spinal Accessory Nerve Cranial Nerve XII: Hypoglossal Nerve Chapter 2: Concussion Grading Scales/Coma Scales Jill A. Manners, MS, LAT, ATC Glasgow Coma Scale Rancho Levels of Cognitive Functioning Levels of Consciousness Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT) American Academy of Neurology Grading Scale Cantu Concussion Grading Guidelines Colorado Medical Society Concussion Rating Guidelines Torg Concussion Grading Guidelines University of North Carolina Concussion Grading Scale Chapter 3: Concussion Testing Jill A. Manners, MS, LAT, ATC Romberg Test Tandem Test Finger-to-Nose Test Proprioceptive Finger-to-Nose Test Serial Seven Test Past-Pointing Test Neurological Control Test—Upper Extremity Neurological Control Test—Lower Extremity Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) Test Chapter 4: Neuropsychological Tests Computerized Assessments ImPACT HeadMinder CogSport Pencil-and-Paper Tests Standard Assessment of Concussion (SAC) Test Trail Making Test Symbol Digit Modalities Test Stroop Color and Word Test Chapter 5: Special Tests for Central Nervous System Involvement Hoffmann's Sign Babinski's Test Oppenheim's Test Chvostek's Sign Weber Test Rinne Test Clonus Decerebrate Posturing Decorticate PosturingSection Two: Cervical SpineChapter 6: Dermatome Testing Sensory Testing: Light Touch Sensory Testing: Sharp-Dull Sensory Testing: Temperature Sensory Testing: Two-Point Discrimination Chapter 7: Myotome Testing C1 and C2 Myotome Test C3 Myotome Test C4 Myotome Test C5 Myotome Test C5/C6 Myotome Test: Elbow Flexion C6 Myotome Test: Wrist Extension C7 Myotome Test: Elbow Extension C7 Myotome Test: Wrist Flexion C7 Myotome Test: Finger Extension C8 Myotome Test: Finger Flexion C8 Myotome Test: Thumb Flexion C8 Myotome Test: Thumb Extension T1 Myotome Test: Finger Abduction T1 Myotome Test: Finger Adduction Chapter 8: Reflex Testing Biceps Brachii Reflex (C5 Nerve Root) Testing Brachioradialis Reflex (C6 Nerve Root) Testing Triceps Reflex (C7 Nerve Root) Testing Chapter 9: Special Tests for the Cervical Spine Brachial Plexus Traction Test Upper Limb Tension Test (ULTT) 1: Median Nerve Bias ULTT 2: Median, Musculocutaneous, and Axillary Nerve Bias ULTT 3: Radial Nerve Bias ULTT 4: Ulnar Nerve Bias Shoulder Abduction Test Cervical Compression Test Spurling's Test Cervical Distraction Test Swallowing Test Tinel's Sign Valsalva's ManeuverSection Three: Thoracic SpineChapter 10. Dermatome Testing Chapter 11. Myotome TestingSection Four: Lumbar SpineChapter 12. Dermatome Testing Chapter 13: Myotome Testing L1 and L2 Myotome Test L3 Myotome Test L4 Myotome Test: Ankle Dorsiflexion L4 Myotome Test: Ankle Inversion L5 Myotome Test S1 Myotome Test: Ankle Plantarflexion S1 Myotome Test: Ankle Eversion S2 Myotome Test Chapter 14: Reflex Testing Patellar Tendon Reflex (L4 Nerve Root) Testing Achilles Tendon Reflex (S1 Nerve Root) Testing Chapter 15: Special Tests for the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Beevor's Sign Milgram's Test Brudzinski's Sign Kernig's Test Straight Leg Raise Test Well Straight Leg Raise Test Quadrant Test Slump Test Bowstring Test Tension Sign Sitting Root Test Prone Knee Bending Test Valsalva's ManeuverSection Five: Upper ExtremityChapter 16: Peripheral Nerve Pathology of the Upper Extremity Axillary Nerve Long Thoracic Nerve Injury Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital Fossa Syndrome Radial Tunnel Syndrome/Supinator Syndrome Pronator Teres Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tunnel of Guyon Syndrome Drop Wrist Deformity Ape Hand Deformity Bishop's Hand Deformity Claw Hand Deformity Chapter 17: Special Tests for the Upper Extremity Adson's Test Allen's Test Military Brace Position Hyperabduction Syndrome Test Halstead's Maneuver Roo's Test Tinel's Sign at the Elbow Elbow Flexion Test Pronator Teres Syndrome Test Wartenberg's Sign Phalen's Test Reverse Phalen's Test Tinel's Sign at the Wrist Carpal Compression Test Pinch Grip Test Froment's Sign Egawa's Sign Wrinkle Test Ninhydrin Test Weber's Two-Point Discrimination TestSection Six: Lower ExtremityChapter 18: Peripheral Nerve Pathology of the Lower Extremity Morton's Neuroma Common Fibular Nerve Injury Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Anterior Compartment Syndrome Piriformis Syndrome Meralgia Paresthetica Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment Chapter 19: Special Tests for the Lower Extremity Tinel's Sign for Tarsal Tunnel Pencil Test Interdigital Neuroma Test Duchenne Test Piriformis Test Yeoman's Test Femoral Nerve Traction Test Index