Primary Care Medicine: A Symptoms-Based Approach to Medical Screening, 3/19/2024

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About the Course
Join Robert McCabe, an experienced clinician with 25 years of clinical expertise in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, in this comprehensive course on Primary Care Medicine: Symptom-Based Medical Screening. Designed for healthcare professionals, this course focuses on enhancing your ability to identify and recognize key signs and symptoms associated with various medical conditions.

Throughout the course, you will explore important aspects of medical screening, including inflammatory joint conditions, osteoarthritis, vertebral fractures, colon cancer, femoral neck fractures, lower leg pain, ankle fractures, cervical instability, Pancoast tumors, and complex regional pain syndrome.

Under Bob's guidance, you will gain valuable insights into distinguishing the red flag findings associated with these conditions, allowing you to make informed clinical decisions and provide appropriate care. Bob's extensive background working with orthopedic and sports-related conditions, including treating recreational, elite, and professional athletes, ensures that you receive practical knowledge and real-world application.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select 3 signs/symptoms of inflammatory joint conditions.
  • Recognize 3 general signs/symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  • Identify the clinical prediction rule for a vertebral fracture.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for colon cancer.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for a femoral neck fracture.
  • Recognize the Wells scoring system/clinical prediction rule for screening a patient with lower leg pain.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for an ankle fracture, based on the Ottawa ankle rules.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for cervical instability.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for a Pancoast tumor.
  • Identify 3 red flag findings for complex regional pain syndrome.

About the Author
Robert McCabe has 25 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He is currently the director of the Human Performance Optimization team for the 103rd rescue squadron in Westhampton, NY. His prior experience includes working in hospital-based and outpatient private practice facilities. He has extensive experience in the treatment of patients with orthopedic and sports-related conditions. including recreational, elite and professional athletes. He previously worked at the renowned Andrews Institute, where he worked under Dr. James Andrews. Bob received his transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy from Arcadia University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Long Island University and a master’s degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in health science from Cortland University. Bob is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S) and an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S). He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (F.M.S) and the Selective Functional Movement Screes (S.F.M.A) and in manual therapy (M.T.C.) through Evidence in Motion. He has advance training and coursework in Graston instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations, EXOS performance training, Active Release Therapy and the McKenzie Method to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). He has ten years of experience in teaching live seminars/webinars for several professional education companies. Bob has published research studies in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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