Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities
Ronald L. Valmassy
Mosby, 1996 - Medical - 510 pages
CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY is a comprehensive text addressing the principles of anatomic and biomechanical development and the clinical application of these principles to disease/disorder management. The emphasis of the book is on practical information applicable to the daily practice of lower extremity care. Topics covered include: the physical examination and the assessment of disorders having a biomechanical basis, casting techniques, prescription writing, orthotic trouble-shooting, splinting and shoe prescription for athletic activity.
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Lower extremity treatment modalities for the pediatric patient
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