The palapationmeter (or short PALM) is a reliable mechanical measuring device for the orthopaedic examination of patients by professions such as therapists, physicians and orthopaedic technicians. It measures the distance and angle between bony landmarks as they are palpated.
The popularity of the PALM is due to it robust simplicity in combination with excellent reliability (see "studies").
It's accuracy is achieved by the patented combination of palpating and measuring simultaneously. The palpating fingers assure accurate contact with the landmarks, while the PALM gives objective readings of their relationship.
On this website I have compiled the increasing body of research on / with the PALM.
I invite you, the PALM community to share the PALM related manuals, research, applications, videos, questions, testimonials you may have created or found. Given acceptable quality, I would then post them here for everyones benefit.
Peter Fischer, PALM inventor, DPT