MEDICAL ASSISSTANT

Acute Low Back Pain

Oct 19, 2020 by in MEDICAL ASSISSTANT Comments Off on Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain Introduction Acute low back pain treatment requires the practitioner to determine which motion or position decreases the patient’s symptoms. Lumbar radiculopathies are commonly due to nerve…

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Foot and Ankle Pain

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Foot and Ankle Pain Introduction When approaching foot and ankle complaints, first be certain to rule out missed fractures or incomplete rehabilitation of a previous ankle sprain. Common causes of…

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Arm, Elbow, and Wrist Pain

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Arm, Elbow, and Wrist Pain Falls and overuse plague the lower arms. Although mindfulness and attention are needed to lower the risk of falls, proper posture and form can help…

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Knee Pain

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Knee Pain Introduction Knee pain can occur from direct injury to its bone, meniscus, and ligaments or can be referred from more proximal muscles and hip (Figure 12-1). Differential Diagnosis…

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Upper Leg and Hip

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Upper Leg and Hip Introduction Upper leg and hip pain may be due to referred pain from the lower back. Hip pain can also refer pain up to the lower…

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Acute Chest Discomfort

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Acute Chest Discomfort Introduction Anytime a patient hints at “chest pain,” we focus on the heart first, then maybe the lungs. Yet in adults, musculoskeletal causes of chest pain are…

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Shoulder

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Shoulder Introduction In most adults who present with atraumatic shoulder pain, symptoms arise from impingement syndromes (previously called rotator cuff tendonitis). These symptoms become more common as patients age. The…

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What Is Manual Medicine?

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What Is Manual Medicine? The origins of manual medicine begin in the worlds of physical therapy and osteopathy. Both realms have long recognized many musculoskeletal complaints and other clinical syndromes…

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Primer on Team-Based Learning

Aug 7, 2019 by in MEDICAL ASSISSTANT Comments Off on Primer on Team-Based Learning

Chapter Outline Team-Based Learning Defined Why Team-Based Learning? Clues that Lectures may not be Working The Rationale for Team-Based Learning Overview of the Team-Based Learning Process Phase I: Preclass Preparation…

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