Role

Primary author / DScPT student: Susan C. Clinton

External committee members / co-authors, : Alaina Newell and Patricia A. Downey

AU Faculty Chair: Kimberly Ferreira

Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

DScPT

School

School of Health Professions

Program

Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT)

First Advisor

Kimberly Ferreira

Second Advisor

Alaina Newell

Third Advisor

Patricia A. Downey

Publication Information

Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, forthcoming Summer 2017.

Abstract

The purposes of these clinical guidelines are to:

 Describe evidence-based physical therapy practice including diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and assessment of outcome for musculoskeletal disorders commonly managed by women’s health and/or orthopedic physical therapists

 Classify and define common musculoskeletal conditions using the World Health Organization’s terminology related to impairments of body function and body structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions

 Identify interventions supported by current best evidence to address impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions associated with common musculoskeletal conditions

 Identify appropriate outcome measures to assess changes resulting from physical therapy interventions

 Provide a description to policy makers, using internationally accepted terminology, of the practice of women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapists

 Provide information for payers and claims reviewers regarding the practice of women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapy for common musculoskeletal conditions

 Create a reference publication for women’s health and/or orthopedic physical therapy clinicians, academic instructors, clinical instructors, students, interns, residents, and fellows regarding the best current practice regarding women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapy

Subject Area

Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Pelvic bones, Musculoskeletal system, Women--Health and hygiene

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