Direct Access Certification

$400.00$1,500.00

We believe physical therapists should be the first point of contact for patients with suspected neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Our Direct Access Certification prepares physical therapists to fulfill that role. Directed by Dr. Bob DuVall, this hybrid-educational certification sets the standard for primary care education.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists

Application Deadline:  This program has rolling admission and you may begin online material immediately upon payment.

Prerequisites: Must hold a state license to practice physical therapy


Curriculum:

  • Medical Screening & Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists (Online): 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.
  • Achieving Optimal Functional Outcomes: Upper Extremity, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Clinical Biomechanics (Online):  Applicable to all practice settings and specialty practice areas, this seminar teaches physical therapists advanced clinical methods for biomechanically diagnosing movement impairments and implementing manual therapy interventions to the upper extremities, cervical and thoracic spines. This is an evidence-based, hands-on seminar that translates clinical practice to immediately achieve optimal functional outcomes. The latest clinical prediction rules CPR’s presented so to equip therapists with criteria based methods that ascertain the greatest likelihood for optimal functional outcomes that are necessary for imminent pay for performance reimbursement standards
  • Achieving Optimal Functional Outcomes: Lower Extremity, Lumbar Spine Clinical Biomechanics (Online):  Applicable to all practice settings and specialty practice areas, this seminar teaches physical therapists advanced clinical methods for biomechanically diagnosing movement impairments and implementing manual therapy interventions to the lower extremities and the lumbar spine. This is an evidence-based, hands-on seminar that translates clinical practice to immediately achieve optimal functional outcomes. The latest clinical prediction rules CPR’s presented so to equip therapists with criteria based methods that ascertain the greatest likelihood for optimal functional outcomes that are necessary for imminent pay for performance reimbursement standards.
  • Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening Onsite Laboratory  (Onsite)
  • Laboratory Skills Exam (Onsite)

Must successfully (>80%) complete exam following completion on online and onsite courses

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Target Audience: Physical Therapists;  Required for All Orthopedic Residents

Application Deadline:  This program has rolling admission and you may begin online material immediately upon payment.

Prerequisites: Must hold a state license to practice physical therapy

Onsite Date & Directions:  April 8th & 9th, 2017 @ Pivot Physical Therapy, 828 Muddy Branch Rd. Gaithersburg, MD.

Course Hours: 7:30am-6pm on April 8th     and 8am-1pm on April 9th

Onsite Directions: Attendees are encouraged to wear lab appropriate clothing.  Additionally, attendees should bring stethoscopes, tuning forks and goniometer’s.


Curriculum:

  • Medical Screening & Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists (Online): 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.
  • Achieving Optimal Functional Outcomes: Upper Extremity, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Clinical Biomechanics (Online):  Applicable to all practice settings and specialty practice areas, this seminar teaches physical therapists advanced clinical methods for biomechanically diagnosing movement impairments and implementing manual therapy interventions to the upper extremities, cervical and thoracic spines. This is an evidence-based, hands-on seminar that translates clinical practice to immediately achieve optimal functional outcomes. The latest clinical prediction rules CPR’s presented so to equip therapists with criteria based methods that ascertain the greatest likelihood for optimal functional outcomes that are necessary for imminent pay for performance reimbursement standards
  • Achieving Optimal Functional Outcomes: Lower Extremity, Lumbar Spine Clinical Biomechanics (Online) Applicable to all practice settings and specialty practice areas, this seminar teaches physical therapists advanced clinical methods for biomechanically diagnosing movement impairments and implementing manual therapy interventions to the lower extremities and the lumbar spine. This is an evidence-based, hands-on seminar that translates clinical practice to immediately achieve optimal functional outcomes. The latest clinical prediction rules CPR’s presented so to equip therapists with criteria based methods that ascertain the greatest likelihood for optimal functional outcomes that are necessary for imminent pay for performance reimbursement standards.
  • Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening Onsite Laboratory Course  (Onsite)
  • Laboratory Skills Exam (Onsite)

Must successfully (>80%) complete online exam following completion on online and onsite courses

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