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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.
- 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.
- Recognize and utilize questions during the examination/re-examination and intervention phases of treatment to facilitate making an accurate differential diagnosis.
- 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.
- Identify available medical information as a basis for making appropriate referrals to physicians, certified clinical specialists, or other health care professionals.