Physical Therapists Referring Patients to Physicians: A Review of Case Reports and Series

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 05/04/2012

This review of published patient case reports provides numerous examples of physical therapists using effective multifactorial screening strategies for referred and direct–access patients, leading to timely patient referrals to physicians. The therapist–initiated patient referral to a physician led to subsequent diagnosis of a wide range of conditions and pathological processes.

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