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When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

See below: Pt referrals are usually for injury rehab, aid in developmental delay, or aid for increased or decreased muscle tone. ...Read more

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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

Male physical exam: Examination of height/weight. Vision ear nose and throat exam, blood presure, heart and lung exam. Skin changes, abdomen, breast exam, prostate and testicle exam. Reflexes and structural exam. ...Read more

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Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

It depends: Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams. If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations. ...Read more

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As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

No definite answer: You ask a great question. There actually is no research to guide us on this question - only opinions. Mine is that every year or so makes sense, mostly to stay up-to-date on new developments in cancer screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and recommended vaccinations. All of these are updated on a continual basis. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist (2012 version coming). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more

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How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more

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Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Get a piece of mind: Check ups are recommended every year. Your insurance company will actually promote this to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: physical exam?

Done by a doctor: Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body is the physical examination. ...Read more

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