- 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.
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
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