Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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Book review
FUNCTIONAL TESTING IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE: 139 TESTS FOR SPORT, FITNESS, OCCUPATIONAL SETTINGS
Editors: Michael P. Reiman and Robert C. Manske
Bibliographic:  ISBN-10: 0736068791, ISBN-13: 978-0736068796; Human Kinetics Europe Ltd; 1st edition; 2009, £56.00, 308 pages, hardcover
Subjects:  Exercise physiology and testing, fitness, occupational settings
Reviewed by: Fadıl Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa Turkey
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DESCRIPTION
This book offers collection of information on clinical and data-based functional testing for sport, exercise and occupational settings
PURPOSE
The textbook aims to define the role of function in physical performance and how it can be appropriately tested
AUDIENCE
This is a comprehensive learning tool for medical and/or sports science beginners and an essential reference for advanced clinicians
FEATURES
The textbook features 13 chapters in three parts: Part I, Basics of Functional testing is composed of Chapter 1, Essential Concepts and Terms; Chapter 2. Test Administration; and Chapter 3, Integration of Functional Testing Into Everyday Practice. In Part II, Testing procedures and protocols for discrete physical parameters, 7 more chapters are presented. Namely: Chapter 4, Anthropometric Assessment; Chapter 5, Muscle Length Assessment; Chapter 6, Fundamental Movement Testing; Chapter 7, Balance Testing; Chapter 8, Aerobic Testing; Chapter 9, Strength and Power Testing; Chapter 10, Speed, Agility, and Quickness Testing; Testing procedures and protocols for regional physical parameters are presented in Part III. Its chapters are 11, Trunk Testing; 12, Upper Extremity Testing; and 13, Lower Extremity Anaerobic Power Testing. To improve understanding of the tests presented in the book, live-action demonstrations of 40 of the most advanced tests in a DVD also included
ASSESSMENT
After presenting the theory clearly, and then detailing and demonstrating the practice, this textbook is a great help for clinicians in understanding and incorporating functional testing to identify their patients' or clients' limitations in order to enhance their performance and rehabilitation. This book is, therefore, a strong contender to be fundamental resource book in this area
 
 
 
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