PT Classroom - Medical Spanish Tips for Physical Therapists ׀ by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
The US Census Bureau released a report in March of 2011
revealing that between 2000 and 2010 the US Hispanic
population grew 43 percent from 35.3 million to 50.5
million. Its share of the total population rose from 13 to
16 percent. That accounts for more than half the total US
population growth since 2000. Given this growth in the
Hispanic population, it may not be uncommon to encounter
patients who either speak limited English or no English at
all in the physical therapy setting.
Describa su dolor. – Describe your pain.