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Water Exercise Technology Introduction to the Principles of Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation-
#2030 Water Exercise Technology Introduction to the Principles of Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation

DESCRIPTION

8 Contact Hour Course

This Introductory, interactive online course is designed for the beginner to intermediate healthcare and fitness professional interested in incorporating aquatic exercise into patient and client program design.

The basic concepts and principles essential to aquatic exercise programming are presented, along with discovery exercises developed to help you realize the versatility of water and how to effectively design a progressive program. Simple and fun independent pool activities allow you to experience the principles first hand.

The instructor explains interesting, complex concepts in an easy to understand manner and applies them to real-life examples. Thought-provoking interactive questions and answers related to the clinic setting are incorporated into the course text. You will also have the opportunity to use the class Discussion Board, where students and the instructor can post comments and responses.

You will also learn about:

  • Contraindications and Precautions to aquatic therapy
  • How exercise in the water is very different than exercise on land
  • Optimal water temperatures for various types of water activity
  • Which equipment to use and when to use it
  • Subcategories of clients with specific needs (i.e. pregnancy, pediatrics)
  • The physiological effects of immersion, especially involving the cardiovascular and renal system
  • Therapeutic benefits and challenges of water exercise
  • How to build trust with patients who may be afraid of the water
  • Deep water vs. shallow water exercise programming
  • How to implement safety polices at your site (including a printable safety checklist)
  • Aquatic therapy documentation
  • How to perform group therapy sessions

This course provides the foundation you need to design programs for people of all abilities, from the elderly to elite athletes.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will be able to integrate aquatic therapy principles in designing safe and effective therapeutic aquatic exercise programs to meet needs of patients and clients of all functional abilities.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the therapeutic effects of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and turbulence
  • List specific precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy
  • Develop progressive, safe exercise programs utilizing the properties of water
  • Incorporate various types of aquatic therapy equipment to meet rehabilitation or fitness goals
  • Describe the benefits and limitations to specific aquatic therapy methods

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .8 CEUs, Introductory Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .8 CEU

NBCOT 10.0 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is approved for .8 CEU
(8 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.
 


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 8 continuing education hours
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 0.8 CEU
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 8 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 8 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .8 CEU.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.7 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 8 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 8 contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 8 Contact Hours

Author and Instructor

Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed physical therapist with over 19 years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy.  As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands on clinical care in addition to her role as educator.

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  Additional certifications include Certified STOTT® Pilates instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

In addition to providing continuing education for health care professionals, Beth is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Mesa College PTA program.  She teaches Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses, and provides the learning module and instruction on aquatic therapy for the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods for this course include: course content delivered in text format, pictures, interactive activities, web links, student discussion board, e-mail to the instructor and individual hands on assignments. All reading material is provided within the course and through links to other web sites.

A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$228.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 01 Diagnosis and Screening-
#2051_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 01 Diagnosis and Screening

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

The state of today’s health care environment makes it critical for physical therapists to be well-versed in determining when referral to a physician is necessary. Physical therapists must also be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. This course will cover the fact that screening for systemic disease is now part of the physical therapy evaluation leading to a physical therapy diagnosis. Evidence-based clinical decision making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which differential diagnoses are made.

The first step in understanding the physical therapy diagnosis is knowing how the diagnostic process differs from screening for systemic disease. Scope of practice and diagnostic vs. impairment classifications are also reviewed in this course.

Although PT Diagnosis and Screening is written as a stand-alone, Intermediate, course, it lays the foundation needed to participate in the rest of the Differential Diagnosis series of 10 courses. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Understanding the role of the physical therapy diagnosis in the screening process is the focus of this Part 1 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy: PT Diagnosis and Screening.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Utilize screening evaluation of clients in making a physical therapist’s diagnosis
  • List the five reasons for medical screening
  • Identify the role of the Guide in the physical therapist’s diagnosis and screening process
  • Identify the difference between diagnosis and screening
  • Identify the five components of the Decision-Making Model for Screening

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .3 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEUs

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

 

This course is approved for .3 CEUs
(3 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 3 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 3 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S. Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Price:$85.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 02 Client History and Screening Interview-
#2052_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 02 Client History and Screening Interview

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. Although Client History and Interview is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) of this 10-part series. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. The physical therapy diagnosis begins with a screening component. In turn, screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in this course.

The client interview, including the personal and family history, is the single most important tool in screening for systemic disease. Restated for emphasis: The client interview as it is presented here is the first step in the screening process. Risk factor assessment and health screening are also included, as these are becoming a more integral part of the physical therapist’s practice in the primary care setting.

A large part of the screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Many clients are experiencing signs and symptoms associated with visceral impairment but don’t make the connection between these signs and symptoms and their NMS dysfunction. The therapist must be well-versed in what questions to ask in order to obtain this information.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to have a logical decision-making process in determining when referral to a physician is necessary.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The client interview, including the personal and family history, is the single most important tool in screening for systemic disease. Restated for emphasis: The client interview as it is presented here is the first step in the screening process. Risk factor assessment and health screening are also included, as these are becoming a more integral part of the physical therapist’s practice in the primary care setting.  

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Recognize & identify the keys of the client history in client history in management
  • Describe the role of the physical therapy interview in evaluations of all clients
  • Incorporate the 5 Elements of Patient/Client Management Model Guide into the Interview Process
  • Recognize the red flag signs, symptoms and history
  • Identify 3 medical/pharmaceutical conditions requiring medical referral
  • Determine what questions to ask to screen for assault and substance use/abuse
  • Identify 5 vital signs to assess in the screening process

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs

NBCOT 6.25 PDU

 

This course is approved for .5 CEUs
(5 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Client History and Interview is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) of this 10-part series. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$142.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 03 Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns-
#2053_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 03 Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

A large part of the physical therapy screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Understanding how and when diseased organs can refer pain to the musculoskeletal system helps the therapist identify suspicious pain patterns.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview).

This Intermediate course will describe pain types in general and viscerogenic pain patterns specifically. A large component in evaluating pain during the screening process is being able to recognize the client demonstrating a significant emotional overlay.

Pain patterns from cancer can be very similar to what we have traditionally identified as psychogenic or emotional. It is important to know how to differentiate between these two sources of painful symptoms. Symptom magnification and illness behavior will also be reviewed.

The series is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage the Learner to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies are used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, understanding the way in which visceral pain is referred to the musculoskeletal system is the focus of this Part 3 of the series Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. 

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify pain of a cutaneous, somatic, visceral and referred origin
  • Name and describe the three mechanisms by which viscera refer pain to the soma
  • Identify characteristics of systemic pain compared to musculoskeletal pain
  • Evaluate joint pain for a systemic origin
  • Screen for emotional overlay as a factor in the client’s pain response
  • Describe the role of anxiety, depression, and panic disorder in the pain response

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs

NBCOT 6.25 PDU

 

This course is approved for .5 CEUs
(5 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours.
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours.
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation is utilized throughout the course to encourage the Learner to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies are used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referra

Although Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis and client history and screening has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) and Part 2 (Client History and Screening Interview) of this 10-part series. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$142.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 04 Cancer Screening and Prevention-
#2054_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 04 Cancer Screening and Prevention

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

A large part of the physical therapy screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Cancer screening is a major part of the overall screening process. Anyone with a past medical history of cancer is at risk for cancer recurrence. Clinical manifestations of cancer can mimic NMS dysfunction. This is true whether it’s primary cancer or cancer that has recurred or metastasized.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. For example, peptic ulcers, gallbladder disease, liver disease and myocardial ischemia are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause shoulder pain.

Cancer Screening and Prevention is part 4 of a 10-part series entitled Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The overall 10 hour course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS – see Part 5: When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapist’s diagnosis.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician is necessary.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Cancer screening begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 1 of this series (Client Interview and History).

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course will review terminology, epidemiology and the metastatic process, especially as the latter presents itself in a clinical practice. Physical therapist’s diagnosis vs. screening, risk factors, prevention and oncology pain will also be included

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

This course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course will review terminology, epidemiology and the metastatic process, especially as the latter presents itself in a clinical practice. Physical therapist's diagnosis vs. screening, risk factors, prevention and oncology pain will also be included. A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapist’s diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Define terminology associated with cancer
  • List statistics related to incidence, mortality and morbidity
  • Identify basic metastatic process
  • Name the most common risk factors for cancer
  • Identify the systems most often affected by cancer metastasis in a physical therapist practice
  • Describe the corresponding clinical manifestations of each system affected by cancer metastasis
  • List clinical signs and symptoms corresponding to paraneoplastic syndromes

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for 1.0 CEUs
(10 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapist’s diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Cancer Screening and Prevention is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapist’s diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical therapist’s diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$285.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 05 When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer-
#2055_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 05 When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

Communicating our findings to the physician is an essential part of our jobs. What do you do when you find out important information the client’s physician may not know about? What if the client presents with red flag signs and symptoms that simply weren’t present at the time of his or her office visit with the physician?

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. It is critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician (or other appropriate health care professional) is necessary.

In this Intermediate course, Part 5 of a ten-part series on Differential Diagnosis, we will cover not only when referral is necessary, but also how to make that referral. Who to screen, when to screen and how to screen are the main topics of this course. The course participant will learn how to use the Review of Systems from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. The Review of Systems is an important tool in the evaluation process once screening has taken place.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician (or other appropriate health care professional) is necessary.

Is immediate medical attention needed? What precautions and contraindications to physical therapy intervention are advised? Specific guidelines for medical referral are reviewed. Special considerations in the referral process and liability issues are also raised in this course.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client's appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Describe the role of screening for systemic disease in making a physical therapy diagnosis
  • Incorporate the Guide into the medical screening process
  • Use the Review of Systems in the screening process
  • Screen for systemic disease based on client history, clinical presentation, and presence of associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify which conditions require medical referral.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .4 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .4 CEUs

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is approved for .4 CEUs
(4 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Although When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening andClient History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 06 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Neck and Back-
#2056_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 06 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Neck and Back

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

This course, Screening for Systemic Disease: The Neck and Back, is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This particular section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic neck or back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the neck or back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

The Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This particular section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic neck or back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the neck or back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 1 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview). A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Screening problems in the neck and back for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 6 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the neck and back, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the neck and/or back originating from each visceral organ system, including:
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Pulmonary
    • Renal and Urologic
    • Gynecologic
    • Vascular
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as neck and/or back pain
  • Describe which neck and/or back conditions require medical referral

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for 1.0 CEUs
(10 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Neck and Back is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$285.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 07 Screening for Systemic Disease-Sacrum, SI Joint, Pelvis-
#2057_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 07 Screening for Systemic Disease-Sacrum, SI Joint, Pelvis

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. For example, Paget’s disease, gastrointestinal (GI) disease, gynecologic disease and vascular conditions such as endocarditis and ovarian varicosities are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause sacral, SI and/or pelvic pain.

The therapist must especially know how and what to look for to screen for cancer. Cancer can present as primary neck, shoulder, chest, upper back, hip, groin, pelvic, sacroiliac or low back pain/symptoms.

This Intermediate course, Screening for Systemic Disease: The Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic causes of sacral, SI and pelvic pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to these anatomical areas. This will include the arthritic conditions, GI, gynecologic, male reproductive system and vascular causes of sacral, SI or pelvic pain.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series, Client History and Screening Interview.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, screening the sacrum, SI, and pelvis for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 7 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the sacrum, SI and pelvis
  • Identify pain patterns referred to the sacrum, SI or pelvis originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Rheumatic Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Vascular
    • Cancer
    • Infectious
    • Gynecologic
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
  • Identify special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify which conditions require medical referral
  • Practice the screening process using the three-part model developed in previous sections of this course

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .6 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .6 CEUs

NBCOT 7.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for .6 CEUs
(6 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy.
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours.

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. Part 6, Screening for Systemic Disease – The Neck and Back, forms the basis for screening all other areas of the body and is an integral part of understanding Screening for Systemic Disease – Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$171.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 08 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Hip and Groin-
#2058_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 08 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Hip and Groin

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic causes of hip and groin pain and dysfunction. This will include the vascular conditions, infectious or inflammatory causes and gynecologic and male reproductive system causes of hip and/or groin symptoms.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. Gastrointestinal (GI) disease, gynecologic disease, urologic/renal conditions and vascular conditions such as arterial insufficiency are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause hip or groin pain.

Screening for Systemic Disease: The Hip and Groin is part 8 of a 10-part series entitled Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The overall course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS - see Part 5 for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapy diagnosis.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient-client management model (from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice) will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview).

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and form clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Screening problems in the hip and groin for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 8 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • List possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced hip and/or groin pain and dysfunction
  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the hip and groin.
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the hip and/or groin originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Vascular
    • Urologic/renal
    • Infectious/Inflammatory
    • Gynecologic
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify conditions requiring medical referral
  • Name and use the three-part model of the screening process developed in previous sections of this course

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .4 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .4 CEUs

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is approved for .4 CEUs
(4 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and form clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Hip and Groin is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview.

Part 6: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Neck and Back forms the basis for screening all other areas of the body and is an integral part of understanding Screening for Systemic Disease – Hip and Groin. Likewise, Part 7: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Sacrum, SI and Pelvis presents the basic building blocks for this section.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 09 Screening for Systemic Disease - Chest and Breast-
#2059_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 09 Screening for Systemic Disease - Chest and Breast

DESCRIPTION

7 Contact Hours

When our patients are faced with chest pain, we must know how to assess the situation quickly and decide if medical referral is required…and whether medical attention is needed immediately!

The therapist may also uncover chest pain in the client who presents with jaw, neck, upper back, shoulder or arm pain. During the interview or the clinical exam, you may discover that the client also has chest pain either concurrently or alternating with pain or symptoms in these other somatic areas.

Angina, anxiety, upper gastrointestinal disease and pulmonary conditions are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause chest and/or breast pain. Various NMS conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome, costochondritis, trigger points and cervical spine disorders can also affect the chest and breast. We must be able to differentiate NMS from systemic origins of symptoms.

So many of today’s aging adults with movement disorders have multiple medical comorbidities. Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction.

The overall course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems play in the clinical decision-making leading to a physical therapy diagnosis.

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review symptoms or other signs suggesting systemic or viscerogenic pain or symptoms that can be referred to the chest or breast. This will include the cardiovascular, pulmonary, upper GI, neuromusculoskeletal systems, as well as other causes such as anxiety, steroid and cocaine use.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify systemic or viscerogenic conditions affecting the chest and/or breast that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced chest and/or breast pain and dysfunction
  • Identify signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the chest and breast
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the chest and/or breast originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Pulmonary
    • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI)/epigastric
    • Vascular
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
    • Other Causes
  • Recall the questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history that correlate with systemic disease presenting as chest and/or breast pain.
  • Describe conditions requiring medical referral.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .7 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .7 CEUs

NBCOT 8.75 PDU

 

This course is approved for .7 CEUs
(7 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 7 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy.
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 6 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.7 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 7 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 7 contact hours.

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672059

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Chest and Breast is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

In addition, screening for viscerogenic causes of chest and/or breast pain and symptoms requires an understanding of chest or breast pain associated with systemic conditions or medical illnesses. This information is presented in Part 3: Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns.

Basic principles of cancer screening are presented in Part 4: Cancer Screening and Prevention. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or dysfunction. The therapist must know what to look for as red flags for cancer recurrence versus delayed effects of cancer treatment.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$199.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 10 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder-
#2060_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 10 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

Screening problems in the shoulder for systemic disease is the focus of this course, which is the final segment (Part 10) of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

The overall course series will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS ~ see Part 5 for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapy diagnosis.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. Peptic ulcers, heart disease, ectopic pregnancy and myocardial ischemia are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause shoulder pain and movement dysfunction.

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists at all levels from beginner to advanced and working with clients in all settings. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic shoulder pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the shoulder. This will include the GI, pulmonary, renal, gynecologic, and vascular causes of shoulder pain.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify systemic or viscerogenic conditions affecting the shoulder that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify 3 possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the shoulder
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the shoulder originating from each visceral organ system, including:
    • Cancer
    • Vascular
    • Pulmonary
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Renal
    • Gynecologic
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as shoulder pain or dysfunction.
  • Describe which shoulder conditions require medical referral.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .4 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .4 CEUs

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is approved for .4 CEUs
(4 contact hours) by the Board of Certification
for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672060

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease – The Shoulder is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

Understanding viscero-somatic referral mechanisms will help you in screening the shoulder for systemic or medical disease. This is the topic of Part 3: Pain Types and Pain Patterns. Basic principles of cancer screening are presented in Part 4: Cancer Screening and Prevention. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or dysfunction. The therapist must know what to look for as red flags for cancer recurrence versus delayed effects of cancer treatment.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors-
#2070_001 Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hour Course

Patients enter healthcare systems with an expectation of receiving care that will help and not harm them. Yet, present studies show evidence of large numbers of patients receiving injury, often unintentional but preventable, during the administration of healthcare. Many of these deaths were from errors that could have been prevented.

Previous correctional emphasis has been on placing blame on the person who committed the error, with the intention that the person could learn from his/her mistake. Current correctional emphasis is on establishing the root cause of the error and correcting system failures to avoid future occurrences.

Ongoing monitoring of corrective measures must be established. All levels of national healthcare, both inpatient and ambulatory, are committed to decreasing medical errors while restoring the public’s confidence in the healthcare industry. To achieve this goal, facilities must change from a focus on fault-finding to one of system correction within a non-punitive atmosphere. Emphasis must be on improving and implementing processes within systems to prevent and reduce future medical errors.

Completion of this Introductory medical errors reduction course (mandated by Florida Statute 456.013) provides the student with the ability to implement root cause analysis for problem solving to determine effective prevention strategies for decreasing medical errors and increasing patient safety in the healthcare system.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To direct healthcare professionals to concentrate more accurately on preventing medical errors by addressing system structure during the provision of patient care.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify medical system factors impacting patient safety in the delivery of healthcare
  • Perform root cause analysis for problem solving
  • Correlate medical documentation and communication skills for medical error reduction
  • Implement pharmacological protocols to improve patient safety
  • Become cognizant of potential safety concerns with contraindications and indications with and during therapy interventions

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .2 CEU,Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.2 CEU, (Introductory level, Related area).


Approved for .2 CEU
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 2 hours, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 0.2 CEU

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, CWS is the Director of the Medical Center for Continuing Education.

She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Indiana University (1967), and an MSM in healthcare administration from Troy State University (2002). She has been a physical therapist since 1967 in acute, outpatient and geriatric facilities, with an emphasis on wound management. Karen developed wound management courses based on evidence-based research and involved healthcare experts teaching continuing educational conferences thru-out the eastern US.

Ms. Kendall recently retired from managing continuing medical education courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals with online courses, conventional conferences and self-directed learning studies.

Author Disclosure

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Instructor lecture via text-based content, Internet links, references, bibliography, glossary, discussion board, email to instructor, and problem solving scenarios. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the 2 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$57.00
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