Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral

Author: Goodman, Catherine C.


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  • ISBN: 9780721606194
  • Author: Goodman, Catherine C.
  • Publ Date: 2006-02-01
  • Edition: 4
  • Pages: 944
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 7153

Table of Contents :

Section One: Introduction to the Screening Process 1. Introduction to Screening for Referral in Physical Therapy 2. Interviewing As a Screening Tool 3. Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns 4. Physical Assessment as a Screening Tool Section Two: Viscerogenic Causes of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction 5. Screening for Hematologic Disease 6. Screening for Cardiovascular Disease 7. Screening for Pulmonary Disease 8. Screening for Gastrointestinal Disease 9. Screening for Hepatic and Biliary Disease 10. Screening for Urogenital Disease 11. Screening for Endocrine and Metabolic Disease 12. Screening for Immunologic Disease 13. Screening for Cancer Section Three: Systemic Origins of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction 14. Screening in the Head, Neck, and Back 15. Screening in the Sacrum, Sacroiliac, and Pelvis 16. Screening in the Lower Quadrant: Buttock, Hip, Thigh, Groin, and Leg 17. Screening in the Chest, Breast, and Ribs 18. Screening in the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Appendices A. Screening Summary B. Special Questions to Ask C. Special Forms to Use D. Special Tests to Perform


Written by a leading expert in the field, this comprehensive reference text enables users to properly screen for medical disease to make an informed differential diagnosis. The goal of this text is to teach the Physical Therapist how to determine if the patient has a true neuromuscular or musculoskeletal problem and to determine the specific dysfunction or impairment. This new edition includes a chapter that focuses specifically on pain. It also contains a new chapter on physical assessment as a screening tool and the introductory chapter has been revised to explain the more modern approach of screening.


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