Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage


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ISBN-10 / ISBN-131416061053 / 9781416061052
Edition2nd
PublisherSaunders (on 2011)
Binding TypeHardcover
Number Of Pages432
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Product Description

Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource.

  • Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data.
  • Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it.
  • Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions.
  • A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care.
  • Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance.
  • New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population.
  • Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice.
  • Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text.
  • Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place.
  • Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.
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