Fundamentals in Orthopedics and Direct Access Lab
CEUs: 16 Continuing Credit Hours
Applicable to all practice settings and specialty areas, this seminar teaches physical therapists advanced clinical methods for assessing pain as an effective method for determining movement impairment diagnoses and recognizing co-morbid medical conditions. The content knowledge and process skills necessary to enhance physical therapists’ labeling of differential classifications of movement impairments and functional limitations as essential to documentation that secures the best reimbursement will also be emphasized. Within the context of a collaborative practice paradigm, advanced patient pain examination, medical screening and evaluation competence will facilitate PTs clinical judgments regarding when to treat, and when to refer. Attendees will learn in depth methods of how to differentiate painful symptoms that result from pathology versus painful symptoms that result from underlying movement impairments that are the cause of the functional limitations physical therapists clinically encounter.