Applied Medical Screening Principles: Triaging the Patient w/ Presumed Neuromuscular Dysfunction
CEUs: 16 Continuing Credit Hours
This course will focus on the role of the physical therapist as the first contact practitioner. The emphasis of this course will be placed upon applied medical screening and clinical examination principles for the independently practicing physical therapist. Utilizing evidenced-based examination strategies and a case-based format, discussions will focus upon relevant issues pertaining to the clinical reasoning and decision-making principles involving patients thought to be presenting with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction that will need to be referred to or managed in conjunction with other medical practitioners. Structured laboratory sessions will provide instruction in pertinent assessment techniques as well as an introduction to applied manual therapy techniques for treatment of selected neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction(s).