Special Tests for Neurologic Examination

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-03
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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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 yours"ll find: bull; Techniques for dermatome, myotome, reflex screening, and concussion testing bull; Examples of various concussion grading scales and neuropsychological tests bull; Special design that facilitates use of the book as a user-friendly study guide and quick clinical reference bull; Data on test specificity and sensitivity to assist clinicians in determining the value and strength of various clinical examination procedures bull; 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.

Author Biography

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 science degree in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University, his master of physical therapy degree from Emory University, and his doctor of science in physical therapy degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a North Carolina licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist and holds certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Scifers has more than 18 years of clinical practice in the professional, collegiate, secondary school, and clinical settings. He has served as Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Programs at Salisbury University and Lock Haven University and also as a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Physical Therapy.

Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Contributor
Cranial Nerve Assessment
Olfactory Nerve
Optic Nerve
Oculomotor Nerve
Trochlear Nerve
Trigeminal Nerve
Abducens Nerve
Facial Nerve
Acoustic Nerve
Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Vagus Nerve
Spinal Accessory Nerve
Hypoglossal Nerve
Concussion Grading Scales/Coma Scales
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
Concussion Testing
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
Neuropsychological Tests
Computerized Assessments
Pencil-and-Paper Tests
Standard Assessment of Concussion (SAC) Test
Trail Making Test
Symbol Digit Modalities Test
Stroop Color and Word Test
Special Tests for Central Nervous System Involvement
Hoffmann's Sign
Babinski's Test
Oppenheim's Test
Chvostek's Sign
Weber Test
Rinne Test
Decerebrate Posturing
Decorticate Posturing
Cervical Spine
Dermatome Testing
Sensory Testing: Light Touch
Sensory Testing: Sharp-Dull
Sensory Testing: Temperature
Sensory Testing: Two-Point Discrimination
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
Reflex Testing
Biceps Brachii Reflex (C5 Nerve Root) Testing
Brachioradialis Reflex (C6 Nerve Root) Testing
Triceps Reflex (C7 Nerve Root) Testing
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 Maneuver
Thoracic Spine
Dermatome Testing
Myotome Testing
Lumbar Spine
Dermatome Testing
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
Reflex Testing
Patellar Tendon Reflex (L4 Nerve Root) Testing
Achilles Tendon Reflex (S1 Nerve Root) Testing
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 Maneuver
Upper Extremity
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
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 Test
Lower Extremity
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
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
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