General Pathology and Internal Medicine for Physical Therapists

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Written by physicians, General Pathology and Internal Medicine for Physical Therapists introduces the basic principles of general pathology and internal medicine clearly and comprehensively for physical therapy (PT) students and practitioners. With this user-friendly book at hand, they will have the knowledge to identify underlying medical conditions, develop individualized treatment plans that take these factors into account, achieve sound ...

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Overview

Written by physicians, General Pathology and Internal Medicine for Physical Therapists introduces the basic principles of general pathology and internal medicine clearly and comprehensively for physical therapy (PT) students and practitioners. With this user-friendly book at hand, they 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.

Special Features:

  • The only book on general pathology and internal medicine 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, presents the main diseases of the different organ systems with a short physiological introduction, the pathomechanisms, the clinical pictures, and the diagnostic and therapeutic management
  • 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 case studies that make every concept clear and accessible
  • Assists in exam preparation by providing over 160 study questions

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 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.

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Reviewer: Justin G Schaedle, PT, DPT, OCS (Butler County Physical Therapy)
Description: This book outlines the basic principles of general pathology and medicine relevant to the practice of physical therapy.
Purpose: The authors' objective is to provide physical therapy practitioners the knowledge to identify underlying medical conditions, develop treatment plans which account for these factors, and refer patients when necessary.
Audience: Both physical therapy students and seasoned practitioners are the intended target audience. For students, this could serve as a required text during academic training, while physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in practice would benefit from having this as an accessible reference.
Features: The first of the book's two sections, on general pathology, describes basic principles, types of diseases, symptoms, diagnostics, and therapies. The second section, on internal medicine, is organized by systems. This section covers all systems relevant to physical therapy with the exception of the neural and musculoskeletal systems, which are extensively covered in other books and courses during physical therapy education. The nearly 300 illustrations that effectively support the content are the book's most valuable feature.
Assessment: A broad knowledge of general pathology and internal medicine is essential for physical therapists. With the growing acceptance and prevalence of direct access care, there is a need for a book of this type. Although this book has many positive qualities, in order to more effectively meet the authors' objective, it should more clearly delineate the clinical considerations for each pathology. Overall, however, it will be a great reference to have when questions arise about the need to refer patients to other practitioners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131543219
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 5/9/2012
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 951,059
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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