$150 – $350

Interdisciplinary Case-Based Approach to Medical Screening for the Physical...

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Arcadia University

450 South Easton Road

Glenside, PA 19038

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This interactive and hands-on course is designed to advance the knowledge and skills required to recognize findings necessitating medical referral for patients in a variety of settings. The course will build on the clinicians current clinical expertise through lecture, laboratory experiences, collaborative decision-making, and interdisciplinary case discussions. Medical conditions that mimic musculoskeletal dysfunction, and must knowred-flagsacross the lifespan will be highlighted. Evidence-based management will be addressed to guide the role of physical therapists as collaborative practitioners who are ideally positioned to identify manifestations warranting referral.


Upon the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms associated with selected medical conditions that mimic musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate selected physical therapy examination screening techniques.
  • Utilize evidence-based medical guidelines to determine indications for further diagnostic imaging.
  • Apply clinical decision making to orthopedic, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, and pediatric patient populations.


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Earn 10.5 Direct Access contact hours for PA. Arcadia University is an approved sponsor for CEUs in PA and NY. Approved by the State Board of Delaware and New Jersey for 10.5 contact hours/continuing education credits.



8-8:30 Introduction/Review of Systems/Referring Out

8:30-9:15 Cardiopulmonary Considerations

9:15-10:00 Abdominal Screening

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Lumbar Spine Red Flags

11:15-12:00 Ob/Gyn/Pelvic Floor Considerations

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Will be provided)

1:00-1:45 Female Athlete Considerations

1:45-2:30 Endurance Athlete Considerations

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Foot/Ankle Screening

3:45-4:30 Screening of the Dizzy Patient

4:30-5:00 Wrap-up/Adjourn


8:00-8:45 Geriatric Considerations

8:45-9:30 Psychological Considerations

9:30-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45 Pediatric Management

10:45-11:30 Amplified Pain Syndrome

11:30-12:00 Wrap-up/Adjourn

Confirmation emails and directions will be sent out when payment is received.

Written notice of cancellation is required.

Refund minus $50 processing fee provided for requests prior to February 29, 2018.

No refunds available for cancellations received after February 29, 2018.

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