PalpationMapp by Books of Discovery (Universal)
Released: Aug 17, 2013
Version: 2.2
Size: 518 MB
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Ranking - Medical (iPhone)

Ranking - Medical (iPad)


Books of Discovery
PalpationMapp provides an engaging visual guide to identifying and palpating 91 essential muscles. This fun and explorative app is led by the acclaimed author of Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel.

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Beneficial for both students and practitioners, the user-friendly app will appeal to manual therapy, physical therapy, athletic training professionals and others who want to increase their musculoskeletal knowledge and hone their palpation skills.

Features of this app include:

§ 79 major muscles presented in an HD-quality video format
§ Presentation of more than 200 muscle overlay images from the Trail Guide to the Body book to illustrate underlying anatomy during palpation
§ Optional call-out box, for nearly every muscle, which helps the user confirm the location of the muscle being palpated

This app teaches the user to:

§ Identify and engage muscles
§ Identify key bony landmarks
§ Palpate and get a sense of fiber direction
§ Differentiate muscles, their borders and attachments
§ Shorten and lengthen muscles

The straightforward menu selection makes finding muscles within the app a breeze. PalpationMapp is a great on-the-go educational tool designed to be viewed in landscape or portrait mode.

What's new in version 2.2
Updates for iOS11 compatibility.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + PalpationMapp is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + PalpationMapp is currently ranked #165 in paid Medical apps for iPhone, as well as #229 in paid Medical apps for iPad.
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