The physical therapy prescription

Cayce A. Onks, John Wawrzyniak

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Physical therapy was first noted in the time of Hippocrates. The physical therapy visit includes a complete history, physical examination, and development of a treatment plan. Health care providers usually initiate a referral based on physical examination, symptoms, or a specific diagnosis. Physical therapy has been shown to be particularly helpful for musculoskeletal ailments, and has a growing body of evidence for use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-880
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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