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Digital Seminar

Differential Diagnosis of the Cervical Spine and Shoulder: Comprehensive Evaluation Principles


Speaker:
Rina Pandya, PT, DPT
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 05, 2021
Product Code:
POS064865
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Getting the diagnosis right the first time is critical, and as the first point of contact for evaluating the injury, it can be stressful. Not every diagnosis is straight forward. With subtle clues often lurking in the periphery, you need a comprehensive evaluation strategy that eliminates the guess work.

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT is bringing decades of clinical experience to present a practical approach to differential diagnosis for the upper extremity and cervical spine. You’ll learn the tried and true methods for quickly narrowing in on the most probable cause. With implications across the age spectrum for all the patients you may face, you’ll discover:

  • Strategies that address poor posture and rapidly improve symptoms
  • Quickly narrow in on shoulder impingement vs AC joint dysfunction
  • A framework for understanding how various chronic conditions may impact your findings
  • A concise guide to physician referral for suspicion of systemic disease involvement

This course will provide extensive evaluation skills for comprehensive and efficient review of systems. Confidently identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease at the start of care – save time and resources for your patients! This is a must watch course for therapists providing direct access care.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 6.0 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.4 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT's Profile

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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 facilities, home healthcare and outpatient clinics. 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 a department head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Rina Pandya is the owner of Physical Therapy Online, LLC., and has an employment relationship with the University of West of England. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rina Pandya is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Michigan Chapter of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Apply knowledge of evaluation strategies for cervical spine and shoulder clinically for identification of musculoskeletal injuries.
  2. Determine red and yellow flags requiring referral to a physician
  3. Differentiate between systemic or musculoskeletal diagnoses for indications when to refer to emergency services.
  4. Demonstrate skilled patient interviewing techniques with system review questions.
  5. Apply knowledge of differential diagnosis proficiently in clinical practice.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving for complex musculoskeletal diagnoses.

Outline

Expand Your Evaluation Skills
  • Common special tests of the shoulder and cervical spine
    • Impingement syndrome test
    • Drop arm test
    • Apprehension test
    • O’Briens test
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome test
    • And more!
  • Questionnaires for subjective assessment
  • Identify referred pain patterns from non-MSK origin
  • Understanding Non-MSK Causes and Customized Approaches for Each
    • Pulmonary
    • Post-laparoscopic pain
    • UE DVT
    • GI
    • Vascular
    • Liver and biliary
    • Oncologic
    • Gynecologic
Is Your Patient Appropriate for Therapy?
  • Recognizing red (and yellow) flags of lower quadrant pain
  • Concise guide for physician or ER referral
Pain and Most Common MSK Diagnoses by Region
  • Shoulder
    • Adhesive capsulitis
    • Subacromial bursitis
    • Dislocation of the shoulder
    • Rotator cuff tendonitis
    • Labral injuries
  • Cervical Spine
    • Whiplash
    • Spondylosis
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Cervical myelopathy
    • Headaches
    • OA C-spine
    • Dizziness
Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Pain, Stiffness and ROM Restrictions
  • Non-surgical techniques to manage pain
  • Strategies to improve poor posture in the age of devices

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other healthcare and rehabilitation specialists

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