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Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Patient Interview and Tests & Measures

Author(s): Stacie J. Fruth, PT, DHSc, OCS, Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284099621
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     436 pages      © 2018
Price: $99.95 US List
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“This book meets its purpose in every way. [It is] comprehensive but made for the clinical world. Both the online and print versions are true assets for teaching this subject.” - Jeff B. Yaver, PT (Kaiser Permanente) for Doody's Review Service

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Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests & Measures, Second Edition provides physical therapy students and clinicians with the necessary tools to determine what questions to ask and what tests and measures to perform during a patient exam. This text utilizes a fundamental, step-by-step approach to the subjective and objective portions of the examination process for a broad spectrum of patients. This edition has been updated and revised to reflect the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0, and it also features new and extensive coverage of goniometry and manual muscle testing techniques with more than 300 new photographs.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

KEY FEATURES
Videos demonstrating numerous assessment techniques as well as two patient interviews.
NEW and extensive coverage of manual muscle testing and goniometry (Chapter 9)
• Three new subjective documentation examples are introduced in Chapter 4, with each subsequent chapter closing with additional documentation for each case specific to the tests and measures introduced in that chapter.
NEW section on Mobility and Locomotion links coverage of posture and gait (Chapter 6).
• Brief case and sample documentation examples accompany coverage of each test and measure.
• “Priority or Pointless” feature indicates when a particular assessment tool should be considered a priority.
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Applicable Courses
(Graduate level physical therapy students)
  • Patient Management
  • Basic Examination
  • Physical Therapy Evaluation

Chapter  1  Introduction to the Physical Therapy Examination
Part  I  The Patient Interview: Laying a Solid Foundation
Chapter  2  Cultivating a Therapeutic Partnership
Chapter  3  Interviewing Techniques and Communication Tools
Chapter  4  Conduct and Content of the Patient Interview
Part  II  Tests and Measures: Building on the Foundation
Chapter  5  Introduction to Physical Therapy Tests and Measures
Chapter  6  Global Observation, Mental Functions, and Components of Mobility and Function
Chapter  7  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Examination
Chapter  8  Integumentary Examination
Chapter  9  Musculoskeletal Examination
Chapter  10  Neuromuscular Examination

Stacie J. Fruth, PT, DHSc, OCS-Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dr. Stacie J. Fruth is the founding chair and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Western Michigan University where she is also the director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Fruth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, her Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, and her Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis. She also achieved Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2011. Since transitioning from full-time clinician to academia in 2003, Dr. Fruth has been responsible for teaching physical therapy students the fundamental clinical skills required for both patient examination and intervention. In 2009, Dr. Fruth received the Teacher of the Year award from the University of Indianapolis, where she served as a faculty in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy for 12 years. Clinically, she has focused her practice in the emergency department of a level-I trauma hospital as well as in a pro-bono clinic. 

Additional Titles by this Author
  • “This book meets its purpose in every way. [It is] comprehensive but made for the clinical world. Both the online and print versions are true assets for teaching this subject.” - Jeff B. Yaver, PT (Kaiser Permanente) for Doody's Review Service

  • 5-Star Amazon Review for First Edition: "MUST HAVE for Entry-Level PT Students!"
    "Honestly, I can't imagine a PT school experience without the "purple book." The accompanying videos that show full subjective and objective examinations with two differently presenting patients were a HUGE part in my turning a list of questions and tests into a meaningful clinical examination. I watched the videos countless times as I reviewed skills and prepared for practical examinations! Between the videos, images, case examples, and the text itself, there is honestly something for every type of learner." - Amazon Reviewer

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284099621

Final
Image Bank
Midterm
Sample Slides in Powerpoint Format
Test Bank