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Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies

A must-have physical and manipulative therapy case book to facilitate confident diagnosis

Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies: a Case Based Approach is a high-quality Australian case book ideal for students studying physical and manipulative therapy.

This physical and manipulative therapy textbook facilitates development of the skills students and therapists need to reach a final diagnosis or differential diagnosis with confidence.

Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies features more than 225 clinical presentations in differential diagnosis. All cases are presented in four life stages - infancy and childhood, adolescence, the adult years and the later or elderly years - and each life stage covers a broad range of differential clinical topics.

With this physical and manipulative therapy text, students will gain valuable insight into scenarios commonly encountered in clinical practice, while developing and refining their diagnostic skills.

Cases include unsteadiness and vertigo in the elderly, fever in infancy and childhood, reproductive disturbances in women, and eating disorders, substance abuse and behavioural disturbances in adolescence.

Over 35 experts from diverse fields have contributed to Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies, which also boasts comprehensive appendices featuring abbreviations, orthopaedic tests and extra questions.

As physical and manipulative therapists often find themselves in the role of the primary contact practitioner, it is imperative they are trained to identify underlying medical problems that may require referral to a medical practitioner.

With this invaluable diagnostic resource they can do just that.

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Published: November 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3997-5

Contents

  • PART 1 CASES AND QUESTIONS

    Section 1 The early years: infancy and childhood
    Chapter 1 Genetic disorders, birth defects and structural deformities
    Chapter 2 Disturbances in movement, posture or growth in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 3 Visual and hearing disturbances in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 4 Disturbances in behaviour or mood in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 5 Pain in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 6 Fever in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 7 Miscellaneous cases in infancy and childhood

    Section 2 Adolescence
    Chapter 8 Eating disorders, substance abuse and behavioural disturbances in adolescence
    Chapter 9 Movement and postural disturbances in adolescence
    Chapter 10 Joint pain and swelling in adolescence
    Chapter 11 Pain in adolescence
    Chapter 12 Miscellaneous cases in adolescence

    Section 3 The adult years
    Chapter 13 Head and neck pain, part 1
    Chapter 14 Head and Neck pain, part 2
    Chapter 15 Acute back pain
    Chapter 16 Chronic or recurring back pain
    Chapter 17 Acute joint pain
    Chapter 18 Chronic or recurrent joint pain
    Chapter 19 Upper limb pain
    Chapter 20 Lower limb pain
    Chapter 21 Chest pain
    Chapter 22 Abdominal pain
    Chapter 23 Fatigue and generalised weakness
    Chapter 24 Cough and dyspnoea
    Chapter 25 Abnormalities in bowel or urination habits
    Chapter 26 Reproductive disturbances in women
    Chapter 27 Sports Injuries
    Chapter 28 Multisystem cases
    Chapter 29 Miscellaneous cases in adulthood

    Section 4 The later years - the elderly
    Chapter 30 Head & Neck pain in the elderly
    Chapter 31 Back pain in the elderly
    Chapter 32 Unsteadiness and vertigo in the elderly
    Chapter 33 Altered bowel or bladder activity in the elderly
    Chapter 34 Chest and abdominal pain in the elderly
    Chapter 35 Altered mental state in the elderly
    Chapter 36 Impaired vision and hearing in the elderly
    Chapter 37 Limb pain in the elderly
    Chapter 38 Miscellaneous cases in geriatrics

    PART 2 ANSWERS TO CASE STUDIES

    Chapter 1 Genetic disorders, birth defects and structural deformities
    Chapter 2 Disturbances in movement, posture or growth in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 3 Visual and hearing disturbances in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 4 Disturbances in behaviour or mood in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 5 Pain in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 6 Fever in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 7 Miscellaneous cases in infancy and childhood
    Chapter 8 Eating disorders, substance abuse and behavioural disturbances in adolescence
    Chapter 9 Movement and postural disturbances in adolescence
    Chapter 10 Joint pain and swelling in adolescence
    Chapter 11 Pain in adolescence
    Chapter 12 Miscellaneous cases in adolescence
    Chapter 13 Head and neck pain 1
    Chapter 14 Head and Neck pain 2
    Chapter 15 Acute back pain
    Chapter 16 Chronic or recurring back pain
    Chapter 17 Acute joint pain
    Chapter 18 Chronic or recurrent joint pain
    Chapter 19 Upper limb pain
    Chapter 20 Lower limb pain
    Chapter 21 Chest pain
    Chapter 22 Abdominal pain
    Chapter 23 Fatigue and generalised weakness
    Chapter 24 Cough and dyspnoea
    Chapter 25 Abnormalities in bowel or urination habits
    Chapter 26 Reproductive disturbances in women
    Chapter 27 Sports injuries
    Chapter 28 Multisystem cases
    Chapter 29 Miscellaneous cases
    Chapter 30 Head and neck pain in the elderly
    Chapter 31 Back pain in the elderly
    Chapter 32 Unsteadiness and vertigo in the elderly
    Chapter 33 Altered bowel or bladder activity in the elderly
    Chapter 34 Chest and abdominal pain in the elderly
    Chapter 35 Altered mental state in the elderly
    Chapter 36 Impaired vision and hearing in the elderly
    Chapter 37 Limb pain in the elderly
    Chapter 38 Miscellaneous cases in geriatrics
    Appendices 
    Appendix 1 Abbreviations
    Appendix 2 Glossary of orthopaedic tests
    Appendix 3 Diagnostic considerations across the lifespan
    Appendix 4 Additional questions for consideration

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