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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist

Examination and Triage

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.

Hardbound, 432 Pages

Published: August 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-6105-2

Contents

  • SECTION I FOUNDATIONS

    1. Primary Care: Physical Therapy Models

    2. Evidence-Based Examination of Diagnostic Information

    3. Cultural Competence: An Essential Element of Primary Health Care

    4. Pharmacologic Considerations for the Physical Therapist

    5 .The Patient Interview: The Science Behind the Art

    SECTION II EXAMINATION/EVALUATION

    Prologue

    6. Symptom Investigation Part I-Chief Complaint by Body Region

    7. Symptom Investigation: Part II-Chief Complaint by Symptom

    8. Patient Health History Including Identifying Health Risk Factors

    9. Review of Systems

    10. The Patient Interview: The Physical Examination Begins!

    11. Systems Review for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems and Vital Signs

    12. Upper Quadrant Screening Examination

    13. Lower Quadrant Screening Examination

    14. Diagnostic Imaging

    15. Laboratory Tests and Values

    SECTION III SPECIAL POPULATIONS

    16. The Adolescent Population

    17. The Obstetric Client

    18. The Geriatric Population

    19. A Health and Wellness Perspective in Primary Care

    20. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For: The Do-Not-Want-to Miss List

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