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Differential Diagnosis of the Neck and Shoulder Disorders

Course: #4206Level: Intermediate3 Hours 1304 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

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

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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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to independently list at least three differential diagnoses of neck pain
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify three sources of systemic pain referred to the neck and shoulder
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify three red flags related to neck and shoulder pain
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify three reasons to refer to the physician and emergency care
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify four reasons for headaches

Agenda

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

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Rina Pandya has received an honorarium for presenting this course.
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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