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Faculty and CIT Partner on Book Media

Paula J. Maxwell, Ph.D., of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies at JMU, recently published the textbook Anatomical Landmark Palpation, that was 10 years in the making.  In addition to the printed content, she provides readers online videos for understanding key areas where a still photo may not be adequate.  She used student volunteers who served as models for the many photos and videos that accompany the textbook.

In order to create the many photos and video components, Paula Maxwell worked with CIT’s Media Production Services staff in their video studio and on location where she was able to capture high quality photos and video clips for each section.

The book and accompanying videos provide step-by-step instructions for locating bony and soft tissue (i.e. ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bursa sacs) landmarks in the human body. The intended audience is primarily Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students (undergraduate and/or graduate) who are learning evaluation and rehabilitation skills. The ability to locate these landmarks in the body is key to successful evaluation and rehabilitation skills. Other health care professionals such as medical students and massage therapists also benefit from this information.