$15 – $250

Medical Screening for the Physical Therapist (in-person or virtual)

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Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine Street

Reading, PA 19607

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Approved for 10 contact hours, which can be utilized to meet the requirements for direct access in Pennsylvania.

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The instructional focus is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. Medical screening procedures will be addressed that are useful to physical therapists to identify pathology outside of the scope of physical therapy practice or which may exist as a co-morbidity. The course format will include lecture, case studies, and a post-course (online) multiple choice examination. This course is also valuable to the athletic trainer to screen for medical conditions during examination of the injured athlete.

Approved for 10 contact hours (9 hours on-site and 1-hour post-test) which can be utilized to meet the requirements for direct access in Pennsylvania.

Meet Our Instructor~

DAWN T. GULICK, PT, PhD, AT, CSCS

Dr. Gulick is a full-time professor in the Physical Therapy department at Widener University and an adjunct instructor at Alvernia University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic training from Lock Haven University and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Emory University. She went on to receive her PhD in Exercise Physiology from Temple University.

Dr. Gulick is the author of 4 books, 4 book chapters, >75 peer reviewed publications, & >100 presentations. She has given many peer-reviewed presentations and has conducted multiple continuing education workshops. Her teaching responsibilities at Widener University include classes in differential diagnosis and medical screening. She has presented the current topic to multiple professional groups around the United States. She is the co-creator of iOrtho+ Premium Mobile App. She is also the inventor of 2 devices: The Mobil-Aider joint measurement device (FDA-cleared, patent 11123007) and the BLIX strength device (patent pending).

Course Outline ~ Schedule & Course Contents:

8:00- 8:15 AM • Introduction

  • Course sequence

8:15-10:30 AM • Alerts & Alarms

  • Medical history & screening questionnaires
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • Red flags
  • Vital signs
  • Warning signs of cancer
  • Pain / Referral patterns
  • Visceral palpation
  • Systemic pathology
  • Substance abuse

10:45 -11:00 - Decision-making Challenge

11:00- 12:30- Pediatrics & Adolescence

  • Vitals, growth, & development
  • Childhood disease
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuromuscular
  • Cardiovascular & pulmonary
  • Integumentary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Urogenital
  • Eating disorders
  • Cancers

12:30- 1:00 • Lunch: On your own

1:00-3:00 - Adult

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuromuscular
  • Cardiovascular & pulmonary
  • Gender differences
  • Integumentary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Endocrine, hepatic & gall bladder
  • Urogenital
  • Cancers

3:15-3:30 - Bingo Challenge

3:30-5:45- Geriatrics

  • Physiological influence of aging
  • Assessment of falls
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuromuscular
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Integumentary
  • Endocrine
  • Urogenital
  • Cancers

5:45- 6:00 - Friendly Feud Challenge

Location:

Alvernia University - Flynn Health Plex

Room 216

465 Saint Bernadine St

Reading, PA, 19607

Virtural option is aviable. Zoom link will be sent.

Confirmation:

  • Upon registration for the course, a confirmation email will be sent to each participant including directions and further contact information for the day of the course.
  • Certificates of attendance will be mailed to participants after attendance of the classroom portion and successful completion of the on-line post course test.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations received 7 days prior to the course date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 2 days prior to course date will receive a 50% refund No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within 2 days prior to the course date.

COVID-19 Protocol Statement

Due to the changing nature and protocols in place due to COVID-19, any changes in the course structure or attendance policy will be communicated as soon as these emerge. If, for any reason, the course is cancelled, a full refund, less the processing fee, will be issued.

Questions?

Contact James O’Donohue, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAFS

  • Phone: 610-790-2867
  • Email: james.odonohue@alvernia.edu

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400 Saint Bernardine Street

Reading, PA 19607

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