A novice clinicians, we often struggle gathering a thorough Subjective History. Even if we obtain the necessary information, we might not always apply the information properly.
This post comes to you from The Manual Therapist.com.
He discusses 5 key reasons why the patient's history is so important.
1) The patient will tell you what makes them better and what makes them worse
2) The patient will describe the behavior of their symptoms
3) The patient will describe the location of their symptoms
4) They will mention old surgeries and previous injuries to the area
5) A good history will find any red flags that will affect your treatment.
Being able to identify this information will make your physical examination, goal setting, and intervention selection much easier!