Written by physicians, General Medicine for Physical Therapists introduces the basic principles of internal medicine and general pathology clearly and comprehensively for physical therapy (PT) students and practitioners that are essential for understanding disease patterns and symptoms as well as diagnostic procedures and medical therapies. With this user-friendly book at hand, students and PT practitioners will have the knowledge to identify underlying medical conditions, develop individualized treatment plans that take these factors into account, achieve sound therapeutic goals, and refer patients to other resources where necessary.
The only general medicine book for physical therapists written with the in-depth knowledge and experience of practicing MDs Organized in two logical sections: the first, General Pathology, provides a basic foundation in the origin and course of diseases, cardinal signs and symptoms, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; the second, Internal Medicine, focuses on anatomy, physiology, and diagnosis of pathologies found in different organ systems, with a concentration on diseases that are treated with physical therapy Presents the information in concise summary form but with enough detail to enable PTs to accurately screen and diagnose patients Offers nearly 300 full-color, didactic illustrations that serve as a superb visual aid to learning Includes numerous tables, chapter summaries, a glossary of medical terminology, and dozens of case studies that make every concept clear and accessible Assists in exam preparation by furnishing dozens of study questions and answers Now a major part of the curriculum in undergraduate and graduate physical therapy programs, internal medicine and general pathology are part of the basic equipment of the physical therapist. For PT students, this book will be a training guide throughout their studies and a valuable review as they prepare for examinations. For practitioners of physical therapy, exercise physiology, massage therapy, and other allied health disciplines, it is a reliable and easy-to-use reference that will help them fully understand their patients medical conditions and provide the highest levels of care.