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Elements Of An Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship, Kevin Helvik Apr 1999

Elements Of An Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship, Kevin Helvik

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

In the field of physical therapy, many aspects are important in developing and executing a successful plan for improving the health of a patient. The relationship between the physical therapist and patient is among the most important of these aspects. This paper offers a deeper sociological look at the relationship between a physical therapist and patient based on four areas, which seem pertinent to this relationship: (1) understanding the roles of the individuals involved; (2) compliance of the patient to prescribed regimens; (3) motivating the patients; and (4) effective communication. This study offers an analysis of the contribution of these ...