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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist, 2nd Edition

Examination and Triage


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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.

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New to This Edition

    • 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.

Key Features

    • 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.

Published Reviews

    "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)

    c/o Doody Enterprises Inc.


Author Information

    By William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, Associate 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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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist, 2nd Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 432 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-6105-2
  • Copyright: 2011