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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist Examination and Triage, 2nd Edition

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.


“This is an important update and a valuable addition to the field. Written by experts, it offers the best and most comprehensive information available on primary care for physical therapists and complements other books in this area. Because of how well organized and written it is, this book would be an essential addition to the personal libraries of clinicians at any level, as well as a popular required text in physical therapy programs.”

-Michelle Finnegan,  DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT  (Bethesda Physiocare)

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Book Description

Emphasizes the communication skills vital for establishing rapport with patients and gathering data –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Use this book as a reference in teaching differential diagnosis and primary care. Well organized with up to date information and accompanied by useful photos and charts.

Great resource and a positive addition to my library. Pictures in this addition are a positive addition when compared to the previous addition.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (August 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416061053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416061052
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

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