The Importance of History
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!
10/29/2022 08:29:56 am
The Subjective History is the patient's account of the illness and its course. It is obtained by asking questions to determine what symptoms, what activities, what side effects, etc., the patient has experienced. In some cases, we may need to obtain a subjective history from a family member or friend who has been with the patient through the illness.
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