Systematic Musculoskeletal Examination

Including Manual Medicine Diagnostic Techniques

  • Herbert¬†Frisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Examination Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 3-5
    3. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 6-18
  3. Basic Examination of the Spine and the Joints of the Extremities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 61-70
    3. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 277-295
    4. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 296-313
    5. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 314-348
    6. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 351-382
    7. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 383-413
  4. Radiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 416-416
    3. Herbert Frisch
      Pages 417-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-462

About this book


In response to the great demand for an English edition of the standard German handbook, Systematic Musculoskeletal Examination will soon be available. This comprehensive book contains up-to-date information for the orthopedic examination of the locomotor apparatus. In addition to the well-known techniques of the musculoskeletal examination, it also describes in detail the diagnostic techniques used in manual medicine. The numerous examinations are carried out according to five clearly defined examination stages which are the same for each joint and allow a systematic examination of the individual joint structures for functional disorders or disruptive effects (functional structural analysis). The examination is thus logically organized according to an outline, and the indications for each stage are based on the results of the previous stage and the summary of the functionally related body regions. The functions tests take into account the state of the art in biomechanics, and the symptoms requiring radiologic functional diagnosis are depicted. The systematized and streamlined examination procedure makes it possible to obtain and document results in a uniform manner. The all-inclusive nature of the text, guided by a well-designed systematic and methodical approach, will make it attractive to anyone dealing with the musculoskeletal system.


Chiropractic diagnosis biomechanics chiropractic diagnosis diagnosis based on the irritated zones foot joint knee mechanics medicine spine

Authors and affiliations

  • Herbert¬†Frisch
    • 1
  1. 1.German Society of Manual MedicineDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75153-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75151-6
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