Physical Therapy is no longer limited to the musculoskeletal system. With the introduction of direct access and privately owned PT clinics and telehealth, therapists play an important role in screening other systems to refer patients to appropriate medical providers. The focus of this course is to differentiate between exclusive musculoskeletal origin or pain secondary to other systemic causes. This aids in providing effective timely treatment to the patient, identifying red flags thus saving time and resources. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on November 19, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; AR/3.0; AZ/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DC/3.0; DE/3.0; FL/3.0; GA/3.0; HI/3.0; IA/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID/3.0; IL/3.0; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; KY/3.0 Category 1; LA/3.0; MA/3.0; MD/0.3; ME/3.0; MI/3.0; MO/3.0; MS/3.0; MT/3.0; NC/3.0; ND/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NY/3.0; OH/3.0; OR/3.0; PA/3.0; RI/3.0; SC/3.0; SD/3.0; TN/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; VT/3.0; WA/3.0; WI/3.0; WV/3.0; WY/3.0
- Participants will be able to independently list at least three differential diagnoses of neck pain
- Participants will be able to identify three sources of systemic pain referred to the neck and shoulder
- Participants will be able to identify three red flags related to neck and shoulder pain
- Participants will be able to identify three reasons to refer to the physician and emergency care
- Participants will be able to identify four reasons for headaches
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes, differential diagnosis|
|15-30 Minutes||Criteria for immediate medical attention and reasons for screening|
|30-45 Minutes||Guidelines for physician referral|
|45-75 Minutes||Systemic Differential diagnosis and causes of cervical pain – myelopathy, cardiac, pulmonary causes|
|75-90 Minutes||MSK differential diagnosis, treatment outcomes- viscerogenic pain, GI origin, FABQ|
|90-105 Minutes||Differential diagnosis of headaches and evidence based treatment, referral to physician criteria|
|105-120 Minutes||MSK differential diagnosis for cervical pain, clinical prediction rule, CPG|
|120-135 Minutes||Systemic causes for shoulder pain, red flags, DVT, CVS, Pulmonary causes, Renal causes|
|135-150 Minutes||Systemic causes – GI causes, Liver and biliary causes, rheumatic causes, infectious causes, oncologic causes|
|150-165 Minutes||MSK differential diagnosis , EBP management|
|165-180 Minutes||Summary and questions|
Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA, and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Currently, Dr. Rina is a senior lecturer of physiotherapy (musculoskeletal physiotherapy) at the University of West England, Bristol, UK.
Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as the University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK, and OAP-Oman.
Non-financial: Rina Pandya has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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