Physical Therapy: Clinical Pathology: Assignment

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PHYT 6311 Clinical Pathology – Fall 2017

Due date: Monday 11/16/17 – turn a copy of the following questions/answers and a copy of the article in to my box (in the PT main office) by 5:00. Be sure to write your name on the assignment text and article.

Assignment and rubric:
Choose a disease, syndrome, or other pathology that has relevance to the practice of Physical Therapy to cover for this assignment. You can choose one from the book or journal article or from a class presentation – as long as it was not something that was discussed in depth in Tegrity or in-class lecture.
Answer the following questions as concisely as possible. I am not looking for a long paper here, just include the amount of information required to answer
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Many people do not want or cannot afford to be on long-term biologics or other medications for psoriatic arthritis, so physical therapy is a good option. The main goal of physical therapy for those with psoriatic arthritis is to minimize the functional limitations that the patient may have because of the disease. One of the main goals of physical therapy should be strengthening the muscles around the joint to help with improve mobility. Maintaining and improving range of motion is also an important goal for physical therapy to prevent loss of functional ability as the disease progresses and the joint is becomes difficult to move due to limits pain and joint destruction. The pain that is caused by psoriatic arthritis is usually lessened by physical activity, so receiving physical therapy will benefit the patient …show more content…
Choose and attach an article addressing the evidence for the efficacy of PT management for this condition. The priority for your article choice should be (in order): a randomized clinical trial, systematic review/meta-analysis, non-randomized study (subjects serve as their own controls) or case study. (5 points)

Works Cited
Goodman, C. C., & Fuller, K. S. (2009). Pathology: implications for the physical therapist (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Helliwell, P. S. (2007). The diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. Reumatismo, 59(1), 61-63.

Helliwell, P. S., & Taylor, W. J. (2005). Classification and diagnostic criteria for psoriatic arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 64(2), ii3-ii8.

Lubrano, E., Spadaro, A., Parsons, W. J., Atteno, M., & Ferrara, N. (2009). Rehabilitation in Psoriatic Arthritis. Journal of rheumatology. Supplement, 36(83), 81-82.

Van der Heijde, D. M. F. M., Sharp, J., Wassenberg, S., & Gladman, D. D. (2005). Psoriatic arthritis imaging: a review of scoring methods. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 64( 2), ii61-ii64.

Walker, U. A., Uhl, M., Weiner, S. M., Warnatz, K., Lange-Nolde, A., Dertinger, H., ... & Jurenz, S. A. (2006). Analgesic and disease modifying effects of interferential current in psoriatic arthritis. Rheumatology international, 26(10),

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