Turner Publications & Osteopathy

Feb 2011 004

ASSESSMENT AIDS 1: General & Regional Assessment Essentials

HANDOUT – General & Regional Assessment Essentials

A. Click the above Handout link to see PDF Chart of Essential Assessment Items

B. Diagrams below illustrate the overlap of Key findings from General and Regional Assessment for a Patient with Shin Splints

Findings clearly indicate the importance of a wholistic assessment process in uncovering primary areas setting up the shin splints

Also indicates Assessing for Quality is more important than range & Treating predisposing patterns are more important than symptoms

Note 2: A = Asymmetry, R = Range/Quality of Motion Abnormality, T = Tissue Texture Changes

Diagram 1. Observable Texture & Symmetry findings (Orange)

Diagram 2. General Palpation findings (Green)

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