The quick-reference guide PT students and clinicians need for the comprehensive examination, evaluation, and intervention of the orthopedic outpatient
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This go-anywhere clinical companion is specifically designed to provide physical therapy students and clinicians with the clear, step-by-step guidance they need to formulate a physical therapy diagnosis, determine a prognosis, and plan appropriate intervention strategies. Covering the most commonly seen conditions, Orthopedic Survival Guide strikes just the right balance between examination and treatment and provides valuable introductory material on anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.
The learning aids you need to successfully work with patients and help them return to normal function:
Clinical pearls highlight must-know points
Quick-reference tables and illustrations encapsulate important information
A hierarchical series of therapeutic exercises based on patient tolerance concludes each of the body area chapters to help you formulate appropriate treatment plans
Common diagnoses are described based on their common subjective and objective findings, confirmatory tests, differential diagnosis, recommended intervention, and prognosis