Learn how to screen for systemic and medical conditions, and when to make a physician referral! Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 7th Edition helps you identify the signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromusculoskeletal conditions. A step-by-step approach includes the screening tools you need to make an accurate differential diagnosis, describing both red flags and yellow flags as well as risk factors.
UNIQUE! Five-step screening model is systems- and symptoms-based, and follows the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association, covering past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms.
UNIQUE! Case studies are based on clinical experience and give real-world examples of how to integrate screening information into the diagnostic process and when to treat or refer.
Evidence for the screening process is based on peer-reviewed literature, reporting on the sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios of yellow (cautionary) and red (warning) flags.
Quick-reference summaries include tables, boxes, follow-up questions, clinical signs and symptoms, and case examples.
Key Points to Remember boxes at the end of each chapter provide quick, bulleted summaries of critical information.
Practice Questions allow you to check your understanding of concepts presented in the chapters.
Laboratory tests and values relating to physical therapist practice are presented in the inside front and back covers of the text for quick reference.
Screening tools and checklists are available in the book and on the Evolve website, and are downloadable and printable for use in the clinic.