PT 884 Medical Screening (2)
This course will explore the role of the physical therapist as an independent practitioner working in a collaborative medical model. The physical therapist has a responsibility to recognize clinical manifestations that suggest physician contact is warranted regarding a client's health status. Medical screening procedures that are useful to physical therapists to identify non-musculoskeletal pathology are reviewed. Additionally, the use of medical diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests in diagnosing various conditions will be addressed.The referral process is addressed allowing the physical therapist to optimize the use of other health care team members and their services accordingly. The lecture, text and case-base format is used to foster application in the physical therapy setting.