Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies

Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies

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Physical and manipulative therapists often find themselves in the role of the primary contact practitioner. It is imperative that they are trained to identify any underlying medical problems that may require referral to a medical practitioner. This text is a case book to facilitate the development of skills required to confidently arrive at either a final diagnosis or differential diagnosis. Cases are representative of life stages and a range of differential clinical topics is covered in each life stage: Infancy and childhood; Adolescence; The adult years; and, The Later Years - the elderly. Comprehensive appendices provide valuable additional resource including abbreviations, orthopaedic tests and additional questions. Students will gain valuable insight into the types of scenarios they will encounter in clinical practice and as a clinician, as well as develop and refine their diagnostic more

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  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 1,224.69g
  • Elsevier Australia
  • Marrickville, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 0729539970
  • 9780729539975
  • 443,485

About Robyn Beirman

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Table of contents

Section 1 The early years: infancy and childhood Chapter 1 Genetic disorders, birth defects and structural deformities Chapter 2 Disturbances in movement, posture or growth in infancy and childhood Chapter 3 Visual and hearing disturbances in infancy and childhood Chapter 4 Disturbances in behaviour or mood in infancy and childhood Chapter 5 Pain in infancy and childhood Chapter 6 Fever in infancy and childhood Chapter 7 Miscellaneous cases in infancy and childhood Section 2 Adolescence Chapter 8 Eating disorders, substance abuse and behavioural disturbances in adolescence Chapter 9 Movement and postural disturbances in adolescence Chapter 10 Joint pain and swelling in adolescence Chapter 11 Pain in adolescence Chapter 12 Miscellaneous cases in adolescence Section 3 The adult years Chapter 13 Head and neck pain, part 1 Chapter 14 Head and Neck pain, part 2 Chapter 15 Acute back pain Chapter 16 Chronic or recurring back pain Chapter 17 Acute joint pain Chapter 18 Chronic or recurrent joint pain Chapter 19 Upper limb pain Chapter 20 Lower limb pain Chapter 21 Chest pain Chapter 22 Abdominal pain Chapter 23 Fatigue and generalised weakness Chapter 24 Cough and dyspnoea Chapter 25 Abnormalities in bowel or urination habits Chapter 26 Reproductive disturbances in women Chapter 27 Sports Injuries Chapter 28 Multisystem cases Chapter 29 Miscellaneous cases in adulthood Section 4 The later years - the elderly Chapter 30 Head & Neck pain in the elderly Chapter 31 Back pain in the elderly Chapter 32 Unsteadiness and vertigo in the elderly Chapter 33 Altered bowel or bladder activity in the elderly Chapter 34 Chest and abdominal pain in the elderly Chapter 35 Altered mental state in the elderly Chapter 36 Impaired vision and hearing in the elderly Chapter 37 Limb pain in the elderly Chapter 38 Miscellaneous cases in geriatrics Answers to Case Studies Appendicesshow more

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