Primary Care for the Physical Therapist E Book

Author: William G. Boissonnault
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437715435
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist

Author: William G. Boissonnault
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416061052
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage, Second Edition, has responded to the increased role of physical therapists in primary care. Skills that many physical therapists need are directly addressed in this text. These key skills include communication and differential diagnosis skills including upper and lower quadrant screening exams, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability." "The text offers a diverse array of information pertaining specifically to physical therapists' screening and triaging patients/clients, including chapters on special populations (adolescent and geriatric patients) commonly seen in examination, chapters on pharmacology imaging, and lab tests." "Physical therapy students and practitioners alike will benefit from this resource which keeps them up-to-date in their field."--BOOK JACKET

Management in Physical Therapy Practices

Author: Catherine G Page
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803642121
Format: PDF, ePub
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That’s why we’ve provided wisdom you won’t find in any other Management text—practical business principles and perspectives for all types of clinical settings to help you prepare for wherever life may lead you. Walk through true stories of trials and triumphs as Catherine Page shows you how to create a personal business plan that will set you up for success—whether you decide to own a clinic or focus on direct patient care.

Documentation for Rehabilitation

Author: Lori Quinn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323312330
Format: PDF
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Better patient management starts with better documentation! Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition shows how to accurately document treatment progress and patient outcomes. Designed for use by rehabilitation professionals, documentation guidelines are easily adaptable to different practice settings and patient populations. Realistic examples and practice exercises reinforce concepts and encourage you to apply what you've learned. Written by expert physical therapy educators Lori Quinn and James Gordon, this book will improve your skills in both documentation and clinical reasoning. A practical framework shows how to organize and structure PT records, making it easier to document functional outcomes in many practice settings, and is based on the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model - the one adopted by the APTA. Coverage of practice settings includes documentation examples in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and nursing homes, as well as a separate chapter on documentation in pediatric settings. Guidelines to systematic documentation describe how to identify, record, measure, and evaluate treatment and therapies - especially important when insurance companies require evidence of functional progress in order to provide reimbursement. Workbook/textbook format uses examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce your understanding of concepts. NEW Standardized Outcome Measures chapter leads to better care and patient management by helping you select the right outcome measures for use in evaluations, re-evaluations, and discharge summaries. UPDATED content is based on data from current research, federal policies and APTA guidelines, including incorporation of new terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist 3.0 and ICD-10 coding. EXPANDED number of case examples covers an even broader range of clinical practice areas.

Integumentary Essentials

Author: Marilyn Moffat
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556426704
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Integumentary Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice PatternsSM answers the call to what today’s physical therapy students and clinicians are looking for when integrating the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice as it relates to the integumentary system in clinical care. As a part of Essentials in Physical Therapy led by Series Editor Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Integumentary Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice PatternsSM is edited by Katherine Biggs Harris in a user-friendly format that not only brings together the conceptual frameworks of the Guide language, but also parallels the patterns of the Guide. In each case, where appropriate, a brief review of the pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, imaging, and pharmacology is provided. Each pattern then details three diversified case studies coinciding with the Guide format. The physical therapist examination, including history, systems review, and specific tests and measures for each case, as well as evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, and evidence-based interventions are also addressed. Sample Cases in Some of the Practice Patterns Include: -Primary Prevention/Risk Reduction for Integumentary Disorders: A patient with multiple sclerosis; an octogenarian in skeletal traction; a patient with rheumatoid arthritis -Impaired Integumentary Integrity Associated With Superficial Skin Involvement: A patient burned from a splash injury; a patient with a CVA and a pressure area; a patient with a deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis and edema -Impaired Integumentary Integrity Associated With Partial-Thickness Skin Involvement and Scar Formation: A patient with a vascular ulcer; a patient with mixed vascular disease and pressure ulcer; a patient with a superficial partial-thickness burn -Impaired Integumentary Integrity Associated With Full-Thickness Skin Involvement and Scar Formation: A patient with a neuropathic wound; a patient with a full-thickness traumatic, arterial insufficient wound; a patient with a full-thickness infected wound -Impaired Integumentary Integrity Associated With Skin Involvement Extending Into Fascia, Muscle, Bone, and Scar Formation: A patient with infection in a post-traumatic wound extending to the bone; a patient pre-operative for free flap surgical coverage of a sacral pressure ulcer; a patient post free flap reconstruction of an electrical wound At long last, Dr. Marilyn Moffat and Katherine Biggs Harris have created a book that will integrate the parameters of the Guide, as it relates to the integumentary system, into the practice arena, that not only covers the material but also allows for a problem-solving approach to learning for educators and students.

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Author: Lynn N McKinnis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803641079
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here’s everything Physical Therapists need to know about medical imaging. This comprehensive guide helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to accurately interpret imaging studies and understand written reports. Lynn McKinnis, 2009 winner of APTA’s Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature, guides you every step of the way. Begin with a basic introduction to radiology; then progress to evaluating radiographs and advanced imaging from head to toe. Imaging for commonly seen traumas and pathologies, as well as case studies prepare you to meet the most common to complex challenges in clinical and practice.

Behavioral Sciences and Health Care

Author: Olle-Jane Sahler
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1613343078
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A clearly structured, compact text on the behavioral sciences for medical and other students and trainees, including practical features such as annotated review questions and a practice exam.The brand new edition of this compact text presents succinct information about the wide variety of behavioral, social, and psychological sciences that comprise the behavioral sciences relevant to health and wellness.Based around but expanding on the Integrated Sciences Model, and integrating the Institute of Medicine¿s key themes for medical training, the new edition is organized in sections covering: ¿ Biological Mediators of Behavior ¿ Individual-Environment Interaction ¿ Development Through the Life Cycle ¿ Social and Cultural Determinants ¿ Societal and Behavioral Health Challenges ¿ The Health Care System, Policy, and Economics ¿ Physician-Patient Interaction ¿ PsychopathologyNew chapters deal with Stress, Adaptation, and Illness; Geriatric Health and Successful Aging; Palliative Care; Health Care Issues Facing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals; Competency in Clinical Education; Health Literacy; and Changing Risk Behaviors. Clear appendices review principles of epidemiology and biostatistics.Each chapter begins with guidance questions and ends with current recommended readings and review questions. A complete 300+ question-and-answer USMLE-type review section not only allows readers to check how well they have learned the material, but also highlights important points and adds additional specific information to supplement the text.The authors of this text are experienced teachers and researchers drawn primarily from the membership of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education.

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Author: David J. Magee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416002502
Format: PDF, ePub
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Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Volume 2: Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice provides a thorough review of the basic science information concerning the tissues of the musculoskeletal system impacted by injury or disease, as well as the guiding principles upon which rehabilitation interventions are based. This volume divides information into two sections: scientific foundations and principles of intervention, providing readers with a guiding set of clinical foundations and principles upon which they can easily develop treatment interventions for specific impairments and functional limitations. Clinical application case studies help readers apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations. Evidence-based content uses over 5,000 references to support the basic science information principles for rehabilitation interventions and provide the best evidence and physiological reasoning for treatment. Over 180 tables and 275 text boxes highlight key points within the text for better understanding. Expert editors David Magee, PhD, PT, James Zachazewski, DPT, SCS, ATC, Sandy Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM and over 70 contributors provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice.

Adams and Victor s Manual of Neurology

Author: Maurice Victor
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071373517
Format: PDF
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This at-a-glance summary of the clincial portions of its parent text Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th edition, features guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, new tables, algorithms and charts along with information on the changing area of neurology.