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When you’re the first stop on the path to recovery – getting the diagnosis right the first time is critical. With many patients also suffering from chronic conditions, it is crucial to have a comprehensive examination strategy to determine if your patient is appropriate for physical therapy. Could their pain be indicative of something more serious requiring a referral? In this course, you’ll learn:

  1. Clinical clues that will make your evaluation more efficient
  2. How to pinpoint the diagnosis and facilitate return to activity
  3. A multi-faceted approach that considers every angle

Stop chasing the symptoms and find the cause with this practical approach to differential diagnosis for the lower extremity.

Lower Extremity Differential Diagnosis

Maximize evaluation efficiency and optimize patient outcomes

Valued at $279.98 , yours today for only $199.99!
No matter the age of your patient, this training will provide you with in-depth strategies to quickly identify the appropriate diagnosis. You’ll improve your confidence with prognosis while facilitating a faster recovery!
What You'll Learn:
Pre-Course Learning: A Guide to Differential Diagnosis
  • Critical thinking and problem solving for complex musculoskeletal diagnoses
  • Improved safety in patient care and confidence to recognize more serious underlying pathology
Lower Extremity Differential Diagnosis: Maximizing Evaluation Efficiently and Optimize Patient Outcomes

Expand Your Evaluation Skills

  • Common special tests of the hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • Questionnaires for subjective assessment
  • Identify referred pain patterns from non-MSK origin
  • Understanding non-MSK causes and customized approaches for each
    • Oncologic 
    • Urologic
    • Infections and inflammatory
    • GI
    • Vascular

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


  • IT band syndrome
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip fracture
  • Iliopsoas bursitis
  • Iliopectineal bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Groin pain
  • Nerve entrapment in the hip 
  • Neuralgia paresthetica


  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • Knee ligament injuries


  • Ankle joint and ligament testing
  • Lateral ankle sprain
  • Tibial plateau fracture
  • Ankle instability
Meet Your Expert:
Rina Pandya
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 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.

Click here for information about Rina Pandya
Lower Extremity Differential Diagnosis
Maximize evaluation efficiency and optimize patient outcomes

Valued at $279.98 , yours today for only $199.99!
With subtle clues often lurking in the periphery, you need a comprehensive evaluation strategy that eliminates the guess work. This is a must attend course for therapists that will save time and resources for you and your patients!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to the course portal. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course material at your own pace and at your convenience! You will have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet. Choose video or audio-only versions of online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 7.75 CE hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Lower Extremity Differential Diagnosis
Maximize evaluation efficiency and optimize patient outcomes

Valued at $279.98 , yours today for only $199.99!

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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