Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests & Measures

Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests & Measures

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Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests a Measures introduces physical therapy students to essential screening and examination techniques that form the foundation of their practice, across all body systems. It then builds on the foundational knowledge and helps students develop clinical decision-making skills. Experienced clinicians make numerous and rapid decisions about what questions to ask during a patient interview, what systems need to be screened for problems that lie outside the scope of physical therapy, and what tests and measures must be performed during an initial patient examination. Physical therapy students and some new graduates often struggle with this decision-making process and answering the a€œwhya€ questions. This text provides the reader with fundamental, step-by-step approach to the subjective and objective portions of the examination process for a broad spectrum of patients within the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary realms (according to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice). Ample rationale is provided for why a test/measure would or would not be selected based on the patienta€™s diagnosis or presentation. In addition to rationale to help with the clinical decision-making process, case examples and sample documentation will also be provided. Each new textbook includes access to an extensive array of online videos demonstrating the qhow toq for a wide variety of fundamental physical therapy tests and measures, such as gross strength testing, various sensory tests, reflex assessment, and examples of a number of abnormal gait patterns. Also included in the videos are two complete patient examinations (interview and tests/measures), one musculoskeletal and one neurological. Key Features Clinical decision-making flow charts Key point callouts Clinical challenge questions Rationales Case examples Documentation examples Hundreds of full-color photographs Videos* (an online access code accompanies each new print textbook) Key Topics Patient interview techniques and communication tools, including sample interview questions Review of body systems Overview of physical screening tests and measures as outlined by the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Descriptions, rationales, and case scenarios for each test and measure The step-by-step approach Types of tests and measures: Observation, mental status, and functional assessment Musculoskeletal screening Neurological screening Integumentary screening Companion Website* includes: Key Image Review Web Links Videos of Patient Interviews and Exams Videos of Exam Procedures: Musculoskeletal patient interview and exam Neurological patient interview and exam Gait abnormalities Videos of Tests and Measures: Postural assessments Range of motion Muscle length testing Gross strength testing Dermatome/myotome testing Deep tendon reflexes Sensation CBecause loss of sensation and development of wounds on the bottom of the feet are classic signs of diabetes, the physical therapist asked ... Included after each patient case is sample documentation in SOAPa€”Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plana€”format. ... therapy programs, including the Patient/ Client Management system presented in the Guide, 2 the SOAP note format was chosen for this textanbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests & Measures
Author:Associate Professor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy Indianapolis Indiana Stacie J Fruth, Stacie J. Fruth
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2013-02-14


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