Patient Diagnostic Analysis

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Your presentation underscored the importance of the ability of a PT to effectively suggest an appropriate diagnostic test to a patient’s primary care doctor. In the first place, physical therapists are educated users of diagnostic imaging. As McKinnis (2014) aptly stated that the decisions to recommend diagnostic imaging should always be anchored on clinical evidence gathered during the evaluation. The physical therapists by virtue of their pedagogy and training in diagnostic imaging is knowledgeable on the diagnostic strengths and failings of each imaging technique. Your discussion clearly demonstrates the use of imaging in the diagnosis process for the patient. In your particular example, the patient manifested increasing pain in both calves
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