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By Krysia Dziedzic PhD MCSP HPC, Alison Hammond PhD MSc BSc(Hons) DipCOT SROTPhD MSc BSc(Hons) FCOT

ISBN-10: 0443069344

ISBN-13: 9780443069345

Rheumatology is an necessary source for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and different wellbeing and fitness pros, supplying sensible techniques to the remedy and administration of rheumatic musculoskeletal stipulations. The textual content specializes in employing evidence-based figuring out of those stipulations to scientific context.

The particular disorder chapters conceal: occurrence and incidence of the situation; medical presentation and analysis; purple flags; medical overview; vital first remedies, early intermediate and long-term administration; diagnosis and long-term results. helping case histories of accelerating complexity and learn actions illustrate the scientific relevance of the therapy and administration methods.

• Multidisciplinary crew approach

• sensible options to administration of stipulations supported through the most recent research

• Case histories of accelerating complexity consolidate figuring out and improve medical reasoning

• Highlighted containers all through include examine initiatives and key messages

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You should be able to elicit synovitis by the triad of warmth, swelling and tenderness. Move The full range of movement of the joint should be assessed. Compare sides. Both active and passive movement should be performed. The loss of active movement with full passive movement suggests a problem with the muscles, tendons or nerves rather than in the joints, or it may be an affect of pain in the joints. Joints may move further than expected – this is called hypermobility. Joint hypermobility is seen either as a localised condition in a single joint or a more generalised one.

Joint pain By far the commonest symptom with which patients with a rheumatological problem present is pain. For such patients, clinical assessment should first be undertaken to establish answers to the following five questions: 1. Does the problem seem musculoskeletal in nature? 2. Is the problem acute or chronic? 3. Is the problem inflammatory or non-inflammatory? 4. What is the pattern of joint involvement? 5. What is the impact of the symptoms on the patient? Accurate addressing of the above questions should allow the therapist to go a long way in identifying the problem and appreciating the patient’s perspective.

Rheum. Dis. 63, 342–347. 00003-6 Key points n Rheumatic diseases are frequently multi-system and multi-joint conditions and this should be considered in the therapy assessment n Screening for rheumatic disease in therapy assessments can be undertaken using careful history taking and simple physical tests n Simple screening questions and physical examinations can guide the clinical assessment. Introduction This chapter describes the key components of screening for rheumatic disease in clinical assessment.

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