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Differential Diagnosis Module 3: Buttock, Hip, Groin, Chest, Breast, Ribcage, Shoulder and UE
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the screening of buttocks, hip, groin, thigh, leg, chest, breast, ribs, shoulder and upper extremity.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
1. Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of buttock pain, hip pain, groin pain and anterior thigh pain.
2. Differentiate between symptoms of vascular claudication, neurogenic claudication, peripheral neuropathy, and restless leg syndrome.
3. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of a stress reaction and stress fracture.
4. Identify discogenic and nondiscogenic causes of sciatica.
5. Identify musculoskeletal or neuromuscular and systemically induced risk factors for sciatica.
6. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of sciatica/sciatic radiculopathy and sciatic neuropathy.
7. Recognize 6 causes of psoas abscesses.
8. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of psoas abscesses.
9. Differentiate between clinical signs and symptoms of osteonecrosis and hip hemarthrosis.
10. Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of chest pain.
11. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest.
12. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders.
13. List clinical signs and symptoms of breast pathology.
14. Define mastodynia.
15. Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of breast pain.
16. Identify 7 factors associated with breast cancer.
17. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of metastasized breast cancer and anabolic steroid use.
18. Differentiate between systemic and musculoskeletal causes of rib pain.
19. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of dorsal nerve root irritation.
20. Identify 8 risk factors for TB.
21. Recognize systemic causes of shoulder pain.
22. Recognize associated signs and symptoms of shoulder pain
23. Identify clinical signs and symptoms and three stages of CRPS.
24. Differentiate between bacterial endocarditis, pericarditis and aortic aneurysms.
25. Recognize how to screen for pulmonary and cardiac causes of shoulder pain.
26. Identify infectious causes of shoulder pain including osteomyelitis and mononucleosis.
27. Recognize how to screen for gastrointestinal, liver and biliary causes of shoulder pain.
28. Differentiate between oncologic causes of shoulder pain including primary bone neoplasms, pulmonary neoplasms, Pancoast’s tumors, and breast cancer.
29. Identify 5 risk factors for an ectopic pregnancy.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Module 3 Covers: Chapters 16, 17 and 18
Chapter 16: Screening the Lower Quadrant: Buttock, Hip, Groin, Thigh and Leg
Chapter 17: Screening the Chest, Breasts and Ribs
Chapter 18: Screening the Shoulder and Upper Extremity
You can check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession. Click on the "Purchase" button to be directed to the course catalog.
This course utilizes text from a soft back textbook by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral” ©2007. “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapist: Screening for Referral” is a comprehensive reference text which enables users to properly screen for medical disease. The goal of this text is to teach the therapist how to determine if the patient has a true neuromuscular or musculoskeletal problem and to determine the specific dysfunction or impairment.
The fourth edition of “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral” has been updated and is packaged with a CD-ROM which covers special questions to ask, special forms to use and special tests to perform (CD-ROM available with the purchase of all mail format bundle packs of 20 contact hours or more).
This 944 page book with 163 illustrations has been broken down by chapters into 6 modules and has been approved for 10 contact hours per module (check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased separately or combined with one or any of the other modules as a bundle pack for a total of 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 contact hours. Individual modules are available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.
Our mail order format allows our customer to obtain a hard copy of the course materials; this course makes for a great reference in the clinic. When you choose the mail format we will rush you your course materials the next business day via USPS Priority, UPS Ground or UPS 2nd Day Air.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Online version: $153
Mail version: $167
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Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM