CEU Course: Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening (102a)


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.

Course Details

Instructor:  Bob Duvall, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

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Target Audience: Physical Therapists

Course Details: This is an online course.   All users will gain access to the course for 1-month within LMS 365.  Users must complete the course within that time.   If the course is not complete, a monthly fee of $20 is charged for continued access.

Continuing Education Units: This course has been accredited by ABPTRFE/APTA within both Orthopedic Residency and Fellowship curriculum.  It additionally has been ProCert approved.  This course awards 6.5  CEUs upon completion.

Certification Credit:  Completion of this course can be used as credit towards the Direct Access Certification.   Pro-rated access to the certification is granted to all individuals who complete this course.


Multi-Site Accreditation has been granted for the incorporation of this curriculum into our Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Residency programs.