Flashcards in #9. Introduction to Off-the-Field Assessment Deck (25):
Subjective - personal account of history
Objective - assessment and special tests
Assessment - clinical impression
Plan - next step
During the 'History' section of an assessment, what type of questions should you use?
Pain characteristics: Bright, burning, specific distribution
Pain characteristics: Deep, piercing, localized
Pain characteristics: sharp, severe, intolerable
Pain characteristics: Diffuse, throbbing, generalized, may be referred
Taking birth control can cause what type of pain?
Pain characteristic: dill,aching, generalized, aggravated
Pain characteristic: dull and aching
Three types of joint responses?
locking, giving way, and instability
Bilateral spinal cord symptoms can be an early sign of?
Sever night pain can be symptoms for what?
cancer or bony breaks
Bowel/bladder changes are red flags for what?
bilateral cord issues
Examination must be performed _____.
bilaterally - compare to the "good" side
3 types of movement assessment during examination?
active, passive, resistive
4 steps in active examination?
1. ask for permission
2. clear joints above and below
3. examine unaffected side first
4. do painful movements last
What is the goal during the passive movement assessment?
not any limitation or presence of pain
4 abnormal end feels during passive movement?
1. springy block - rebound
2. boggy - swelling
3. empty - none or arrested
4. spasm - guarding
During resisted movement assessment, what is a common tool used to check for innervation?
myotome check: C2-C8 and T1
"sensory distribution by a single root"
"groups of muscle supplied by a single nerve root"
What is a functional examination?
An evaluation of the whole body that is sport specific to test functional motions.