Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook by Ann P. Moore, Nicola J. Petty

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Subscapularis. extensors of upper limb, gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, deep lumbar multifidus, iliopsoas, vastus medialis and lateralis, tibialis anterior and peronei The reaction 01 longus colli, longus capitis, rectus capitis anterior, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor and major is unclear (Janda 1 994). and frequency of physical activity may produce injury or surgery and will be red if recent and differences in Il'lUscie bulk between sides. Muscles produce and control movement, and white and avascular if old.

Right flexor haltucis longus, right flexor digitorum longus, left tensor fasciae lalae may or may not be weak. (From Kendall F P el al 1993 Muscles testing and function. 4th edn. ) example would be a crease at the mid-cervical spine indicating a focus of movement at that level; this would be followed up later on in the examination with passive accessory interverte­ bral movement (PAIVM) and passive physio­ logical i ntervertebral movement (PPIVM), which would uncover hypermobility at this level.

We should be awake for the young man who, in the absence of a history of trauma or stress and otherwise in good health, presents with low back pain which is provoked by coughing and sneez­ ing. Patients should be encouraged to examine themselves. The finding of a suspicious hard lump indicates the need for prompt referral to a surgeon or oncology department. Happily, chemotherapy is often curative. :llhy 11. The movement and contour of the spine in relation to the neural complications of cervical spondylosis.

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