A physical therapist will initially conduct an interview of a patient’s medical history, and then go on to the physical examination. This examination is used to rule out serious problems, establish functional limitations, establish diagnosis, guide therapy, and establish a baseline for monitoring progress.
About the Author: Paula Webster
Paula Webster graduated in 1998 in the field of physical therapy from the University of Hartford. She also holds a certification in strength and Conditioning. Since graduation her clinical experience includes general orthopedics, sports medicine, adolescent strength training and adolescent spinal dysfunction. She is the founder of the Six Degrees of Freedom program for children with adolescent spinal deformities.