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  • New Adult Fitness Exam Tool Promotes Continuum of PT Care for Adults

    APTA's newest publication, Adult Fitness Examination: A Physical Therapy Approach, brings together a series of tests and measures that enables physical therapists to build lifelong health and wellness plans with their asymptomatic adult clients.

    Written by APTA member Dan Millrood, PT, MEd, and Charlotte Chua, PT, DPT, this groundbreaking assessment tool contains the ready-to-use instructions and resources PTs need to identify, quantify, and qualify key components of physical health and wellness.

    For educators, it's a textbook that addresses educational objectives related to prevention, health promotion, fitness, and wellness.

    Adult Fitness Examination includes:

    • preparticipation health screening overview
    • 16 ready-to-use examinations, complete with step-by-step instructions and full color photos; normative data, charts, flowcharts, illustrations; and notes and warnings (when to terminate testing)
    • equipment supply checklist
    • clinician workbook to promote easy, accurate record-keeping
    • client take-home form to help clients follow treatment plans, track results, and stay motivated to achieve health and fitness goals

    Order Adult Fitness Examination (AFE-001, $34.99 for APTA members) from APTA's online bookstore.


    • Sounds good but I won't order until I see it. Too expensive.

      Posted by Olivia Howard on 10/19/2012 5:42 PM

    • Would be nice to have some idea of what tests this is made up of. Don't want to buy it if it is too similar to something like ACSM's Ex Rx book

      Posted by Zachary Long on 10/20/2012 11:27 AM

    • It would be helpful if you could give the table of contents so that the reader could evaluate if the manual meets their needs. Thank you

      Posted by Marie M. Giorgetti PT MS NCS on 10/21/2012 4:07 PM

    • I agree that it would be helpful to have more information regarding the contents of the book before one makes a purchase.

      Posted by michael fay, PT, OCS on 10/29/2012 5:45 AM

    • To see the table of contents, Foreword, "About the Authors," and more, go to the product detail page in the online bookstore, scroll down to the Description section, and click the link under Additional Information.

      Posted by Michelle Lovejoy on 11/7/2012 12:47 PM

    • I hope I'll have a chance to check it out at CSM.

      Posted by Laurel Abbruzzese on 1/7/2013 4:19 PM

    • This should be a starting point for us to standardize at least some part of our collective efforts to meet the needs of clients, employers and payors. As a profession we have not been first to mind for providers of prevention and wellness. Direct Access can yield fruit within wellness if we come together and work for it. I ordered my copy today!

      Posted by George O'Malley -> EGPb on 1/7/2013 4:27 PM

    • I would like to have a 'peek' inside book as they do on amazon to see chapters and a little more info before purchasing.

      Posted by Bobbi Ornstein on 1/7/2013 4:32 PM

    • You also need to pay $49.99 for the forms or $79.98 for the "kit". Love the idea, but it still seems expensive. Has anyone purchased this? Is the assessment tool alone worth it, or should one purchase the whole kit?

      Posted by Nick Gigliotti, PT, DPT on 1/7/2013 6:49 PM

    • Tried to look up Dan Millrood and Charlotte Chua in the APTA member directory and neither came up on the search

      Posted by Rick Wickstrom -> =JS`? on 1/7/2013 8:51 PM

    • a description of the contents can be found at: http://iweb.apta.org/images/AFE-001_samplepages.pdf decide for yourself if it may be useful or not... or, go to CSM or National and take a look at it.

      Posted by jim farris on 1/7/2013 9:54 PM

    • Please put the contents on your web so it can be viewed.

      Posted by Ward Morrow -> @LYZ? on 1/22/2013 2:41 PM

    • I would like to get some info on the diagnosis code and cpt code used for this Adult Fitness Examination tool. I like it and want to start working with family practitioners but want some codes for them to use successfully. Thanks.

      Posted by phyllis ploudre, PT on 2/27/2014 9:18 PM

    • I was curious as to why the examination only is for individuals aged 18-65? Why couldn't these tests be performed on healthy adults aged 65+?

      Posted by Mike on 11/11/2015 9:55 AM

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