Demos Medical: The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Chung, Chadwick
Pub Date: 01/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: Jan, 2011 Source Volume: 55 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Demos Medical: The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam. (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Millar, Alan; Heckert, Kimberly; Davis Brain
Accession Number: 259589918
Full Text: Demos Medical

The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam

Demos Medical Publishing 2009.

279pp., Paperback,

Price: USD$55.99. CAD$66.50

There are a countless number of tests to consider when examining the musculoskeletal system. This is a daunting challenge for new and old practitioners as your recollection can become limited to what is more commonly used.

"The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam" by Miller, DiCuccio, Heckert and Davis summarizes the more commonly used tests into a small pocket sized companion. The size facilitates easy use for the student and experienced clinician and can be carried in your lab coat.

Divided into 9 chapters, the text addresses different structures to be tested as opposed to specific conditions. This allows the user to quickly reference which tests to use when assessing patients with unknown conditions. Of particular interest was the inclusion of the final 3 chapters consisting of quick reference tables, a musculoskeletal atlas and muscle tables. These additions were concise and are excellent to expedite memory recollection.

Although the text is quite inclusive, it is not without the flaw of being unable to include all of the tests for the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, this text should only be used for quick referencing and complete reliance on this text should be cautioned.

The acquisition of this text would be excellent for new or old practitioners in assessing the musculoskeletal system and providing a quick reference tool in clinical practice.

Chadwick Chung, BSc(Hons), DC

Graduate Studies, Clinical Sciences,

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
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