Application of the Clinical Reasoning Process for the Rehabilitation of a Case with Cervicogenic Pain
Author(s): Md Waliul Islam, Md Kutub Uddin, Faruq Ahmed, Md Shujayt Gani, Mohammad Nazmul Hasan, Md Jubair Hassan
Background: The method through which a therapist engages with a patient is known as clinical reasoning. During this process, the therapist gathers data, develops, and tests hypotheses, and then uses this data to determine the best course of action for diagnosis and therapy. It is described as an inferential procedure used by practitioners to gather and assess information and make decisions on the diagnosis and treatment of patient problems.
Aim: The aim of this study is to describe the rehabilitation of a solo case with cervical radiculopathy by using clinical reasoning process
Method: A case study of typical cervical radiculopathy managed by using clinical reasoning process and advance evidence-based physiotherapy treatment to reduce pain, increase ROM and improve functional ability.
Result: After six weeks of treatment, there was a reduction in pain, an increase in range of motion, and a change in disability status as measured by the neck disability index.
Conclusion: Finally, this case study states that application of the clinical reasoning process is beneficial for rehabilitation programs.