Physical Therapy: PT Differential Diagnosis Mod 1: Screening for Referral, Physical Assessment, and Pain Patterns
80.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course
The purpose and the scope of this text are not to teach therapists to be medical diagnosticians. The purpose of this text is twofold. The first is to help therapists recognize the areas that are beyond the scope of a physical therapist’s practice or expertise. The second is to provide a step-by-step method for therapists to identify clients who need a referral or consultation to a physician or other health professionals who can best manage the presenting signs and symptoms. This content also includes a detailed overview of pain patterns that can be used as a foundation for the organ systems presented in this text. Information will include a discussion of pain types in general and viscerogenic pain patterns specifically. Additional resources for understanding the mechanisms of pain are available.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify Red and yellow flags during the patient screening process by the therapist
  • Recognize the difference between differential diagnosis and screening
  • Identify the different topics that make up a therapist screening process
  • Identify the differences between the various mechanisms of referred visceral pain
  • Recognize the different characteristics of pain
  • Recognize the possible sources of pain and how to screen for them
  • Identify the different types of pain and how to screen for them
  • Recognize the systemic causes of joint pain
  • Identify the differences of systemic pain patterns versus musculoskeletal pain patterns
  • Recognize the different causes of neuropathic pain
  • Identify the difference between somatic, visceral and neuropathic pain patterns
  • Recognize the impact of emotion on pain
  • Select the physical conditions that are commonly associated with depression
  • Compare screening for systemic symptoms versus psychogenic symptoms
  • Select the contents of a screening examination kit
  • Recognize factors that affect pulse and blood pressure
  • Recognize how the patient’s blood pressure impact their treatment
  • Identify the effect of the patient’s vital signs on their evaluation
  • Recognize integumentary abnormalities during the screening process
  • Identify hand and nail bed abnormalities identified in the screening process
  • Identify the cranial nerves with their function and how to assess them
  • Recognize the deep tendon reflexes
  • Select an extremity Examination checklist
About the Author
Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP
John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, MS

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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PT Differential Diagnosis Mod 1: Screening for Referral, Physical Assessment, and Pain Patterns

80.00
About the Course
The purpose and the scope of this text are not to teach therapists to be medical diagnosticians. The purpose of this text is twofold. The first is to help therapists recognize the areas that are beyond the scope of a physical therapist’s practice or expertise. The second is to provide a step-by-step method for therapists to identify clients who need a referral or consultation to a physician or other health professionals who can best manage the presenting signs and symptoms. This content also includes a detailed overview of pain patterns that can be used as a foundation for the organ systems presented in this text. Information will include a discussion of pain types in general and viscerogenic pain patterns specifically. Additional resources for understanding the mechanisms of pain are available.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify Red and yellow flags during the patient screening process by the therapist
  • Recognize the difference between differential diagnosis and screening
  • Identify the different topics that make up a therapist screening process
  • Identify the differences between the various mechanisms of referred visceral pain
  • Recognize the different characteristics of pain
  • Recognize the possible sources of pain and how to screen for them
  • Identify the different types of pain and how to screen for them
  • Recognize the systemic causes of joint pain
  • Identify the differences of systemic pain patterns versus musculoskeletal pain patterns
  • Recognize the different causes of neuropathic pain
  • Identify the difference between somatic, visceral and neuropathic pain patterns
  • Recognize the impact of emotion on pain
  • Select the physical conditions that are commonly associated with depression
  • Compare screening for systemic symptoms versus psychogenic symptoms
  • Select the contents of a screening examination kit
  • Recognize factors that affect pulse and blood pressure
  • Recognize how the patient’s blood pressure impact their treatment
  • Identify the effect of the patient’s vital signs on their evaluation
  • Recognize integumentary abnormalities during the screening process
  • Identify hand and nail bed abnormalities identified in the screening process
  • Identify the cranial nerves with their function and how to assess them
  • Recognize the deep tendon reflexes
  • Select an extremity Examination checklist
About the Author
Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP
John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT
Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, MS

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.