The purpose of this case report was to explore the benefits that could be obtained from using TAREK approach in the evaluation of patient who was poorly responding to regular physical therapy sessions. The study subject was a 52 years old right hand dominant house wife, who is suffering from neck- shoulder pain and deconditioning after sustaining a traumatic injury four months ago. The patient did not show any satisfactory response to physical therapy sessions and was reported to senior physical therapist for further evaluation using TAREK approach. The systematic way of using TAREK approach enabled the therapist to extract detailed clinical findings, judge the effect of applying short session of intervention, and evaluate the region of concern in addition to finally evaluate the gross functional mobility. It has been concluded that TAREK approach is applicable and should be increasingly adopted by clinicians to provide better management for poorly responding patients.
TAREK approach, deconditioning, clinical reasoning, clinical judgment