ISBN: 9781455757701
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $93.95

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455757701
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $93.95
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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.

    • 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.
    • New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population.
    • Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice.
    • Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text.
    • Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place.
    • Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.

    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



    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


    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

  • William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, 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
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