Primary Care for the Physical Therapist

2nd Edition

Examination and Triage

Editors:

  • William Boissonnault
  • William Boissonnault
  • Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    432
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416061052
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781437715439

    About the editors

    William Boissonnault

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Program in Physical Therapy, Madison, WI; Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine Center of Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Tennessee–Memphis College of Allied Health Sciences, Memphis, TN; Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; Instructor, Krannert Graduate School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

    William Boissonnault

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Program in Physical Therapy, Madison, WI; Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine Center of Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Tennessee–Memphis College of Allied Health Sciences, Memphis, TN; Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; Instructor, Krannert Graduate School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN