Thoracic Spondylosis: Hypothetical Case Study and Clinical Reasoning
This book follows a hypothetical case study of a person with thoracic spondylosis. Developed by Matthew Tran and Brandon van der Kolk, this book is a comprehensive guide to treating a patient who has thoracic spondylosis, and provides detailed clinical reasoning behind every decision made in the patient's treatment. More
This book follows a hypothetical case study of a person with thoracic spondylosis. Developed by Matthew Tran and Brandon van der Kolk, this book is a comprehensive guide to treating a patient who has thoracic spondylosis, and provides detailed clinical reasoning behind every decision made in the patient's treatment. This case study aims to show the clinical presentation, diagnostic process and treatment selection that would be seen when this presentation arises. The page also explores secondary problems that are associated with thoracic spondylosis, and demonstrates the clinical reasoning behind all decisions made in relation to this patient.
This case study is essential for any physiotherapist currently struggling with patients presenting with spondylosis, and can also be used as a comprehensive study guide for student physiotherapists to learn about the entire patient journey through physiotherapy and the necessary clinical reasoning behind each though process.
About the Authors:
Matthew Tran and Brandon van der Kolk are both new graduate Physiotherapists currently working in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. They both attended the University of Canberra, and completed their undergraduate degrees in 2016. Both Matthew and Brandon share a passion for delivering helpful, easy to understand content to new Physiotherapists or Physiotherapy students.
The Case Study:
"Bob, a 63 year old carpenter has presented to the clinic with pain and slight numbness in his left abdomen for the last 4 weeks. He cannot recall any significant event that may have caused the abdominal pain to arise, but over the 4 weeks it has gradually worsened. Luckily Bob states that his daily life has been fairly unchanged (although more challenging) since the pain began. He thinks it may have something to do with his left lower back ache that he has 'always had'. Bob is now struggling to play with his grandchildren, struggling to do the gardening and it is affecting his working capabilities. Bob has said that the onset of abdominal pain was the last straw and thought he should get it all treated."
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