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Differential Diagnosis of the Spine: Evidence Based Practice Approach to Expose Spinal Pain Imposters

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   5
Registration Fee:   $144

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional on the appropriate treatments and screenings for patients with musculoskeletal issues. Professional Objectives: At the end of this course the participant will be able to: List the importance of the subjective evaluation and history in the process of differential Diagnosis Recognize red and yellow flags for the cervical and shoulder girdle and objective examination to confirm. List the six most important statistical measurement s used to determine a Gold standard evidence based study as well as understanding what Clinical PredictionRules are, their pros and cons. Identify musculoskeletal issues of the thoracic region Identify four medical conditions that may refer to the spine but are nonmusculoskeletal in origin and require a physician's intervention List four CPR of the spine that have good reliability and are effective in use. List three dural tests that will assist in determining normal neuromeningeal pathway mobility. List different causes of dizziness and be able to differentiate between vascular insufficiency symptoms and BPPV. Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

Course Description: Delaying proper treatment due to poor diagnosis is detrimental to a patient's well being. The sooner a patient with a non musculoskeletal issue is referred to the correct practitioner, the sooner the patient will receive the best and most appropriate treatment. Join Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip Pt, OSC, FCAMPT, as she brings her near 40 years of experience together in this dynamic seminar to explore serious pathologies and diseases of the trunk and spine. Demonstration of appropriate physical tests and scans for the spine will be presented, along with the latest evidence in screening and physical testing. Explore evaluative processes to improve awareness of differential diagnosis and test results that might be performed by other health professionals. Walk away with thorough knowledge of appropriate treatments and screenings for patients with musculoskeletal issues.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM