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Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapy: Introduction

January 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

This course is intended to instruct the professional on screening the multiple body organ systems for diseases and syndromes that are not of musculoskeletal origin.

Professional Objectives:

  1. Recognize how to apply the principles of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) as it relates to clinical decision making in primary care physical therapy by applying optimal diagnostic standards to the clinical decision making process.
  2. Recognize and utilize questions during the examination/re-examination and intervention phases of treatment to facilitate making an accurate differential diagnosis.
  3. Distinguish between the presentation of pain types and pain patterns and clinical signs and symptoms associated with selected medical diagnoses to facilitate making a differential diagnosis.
  4. Identify available medical information as a basis for making appropriate referrals to physicians, certified clinical specialists, or other health care professionals.


January 5
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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