New Edition
Documentation for Rehabilitation,
Edition 3 A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy
By Lori Quinn, EdD, PT and James Gordon, EdD, PT, FAPTA

Publication Date: 11 Dec 2015

Better patient management starts with better documentation! Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition shows how to accurately document treatment progress and patient outcomes. Designed for use by rehabilitation professionals, documentation guidelines are easily adaptable to different practice settings and patient populations. Realistic examples and practice exercises reinforce concepts and encourage you to apply what you’ve learned. Written by expert physical therapy educators Lori Quinn and James Gordon, this book will improve your skills in both documentation and clinical reasoning.

Key Features

  • A practical framework shows how to organize and structure PT records, making it easier to document functional outcomes in many practice settings, and is based on the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model — the one adopted by the APTA.
  • Coverage of practice settings includes documentation examples in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and nursing homes, as well as a separate chapter on documentation in pediatric settings.
  • Guidelines to systematic documentation describe how to identify, record, measure, and evaluate treatment and therapies — especially important when insurance companies require evidence of functional progress in order to provide reimbursement.
  • Workbook/textbook format uses examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce your understanding of concepts.

New Features

  • NEW Standardized Outcome Measures chapter leads to better care and patient management by helping you select the right outcome measures for use in evaluations, re-evaluations, and discharge summaries.
  • UPDATED content is based on data from current research, federal policies and APTA guidelines, including incorporation of new terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist 3.0 and ICD-10 coding.
  • EXPANDED number of case examples covers an even broader range of clinical practice areas.
About the author
By Lori Quinn, EdD, PT, Associate Professor of Movement Science and Kinesiology Director, Neurorehabilitation Research Lab Teachers College, Columbia University and James Gordon, EdD, PT, FAPTA, Professor and Associate Dean Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry University of Southern California
Table of Contents
1. Disablement Models, ICF Framework and Clinical Decision Making
2. Essentials of Documentation
3. Legal Aspects of Documentation
4. Standardized Outcome Measures  NEW!
5. Payment Policy and Coding
6 Electronic Medical Records
7. Clinical Decision Making and the Initial Evaluation Format  
8. Documenting Reason for Referral: Health Condition and Participation
9. Documenting Activities
10. Documenting Impairments
11. Document the Assessment: Summary and Diagnosis
12. Developing and Documenting Effective Goals
13. Documenting the Plan of Care
14. Documenting Session Notes and Progress Notes Using a Modified SOAP Note Format
15. Special Formats: Documenting Screenings, Discharge Summaries, Letters and Patient Education Materials
16. Documentation in Pediatrics  
Appendix A:  Guidelines: Physical Therapy Documentation of Patient/Client Management
Appendix B: Rehabilitation Abbreviations
Appendix C: Answers to Exercises
Appendix D:  Documentation Review Sample Checklist
  Appendix E: Strength and Range of Motion Forms
Book Reviews

"A clear and concise message with a rigid format which has something for newbies and seasoned pros"

"easily accessible, easy to follow and easy to use with enough complexity to cater for all needs."

Book details
ISBN: 9780323312332
Page Count: 288
Illustrations : 60 illustrations (25 in full color)
Retail Price : £46.99
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