The Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Series focuses on evidence-based approaches to patient/client management, with an emphasis on examination and selected interventions. Top instructors help you build on your knowledge and skills with practical information that you can put to use in your practice right away.
1 to 2 December 2007 – Indianapolis, IN (University of Indianapolis)
Radiology for Physical Therapists
Course Developer/Faculty: Gail D Deyle, PT, DSC, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
This course progresses the physical therapist from a basic understanding of plain film principles to a systematic analysis of a wide range of imaging procedures for the spine and extremities. The instructor provides the evidence for the successful use of musculoskeletal imaging procedures by physical therapists. The participant will learn how to place imaged pathology into the appropriate clinical perspective to aid the diagnostic process. Strategies are presented for evaluating diagnostic imaging results and subsequently integrating diagnostic imaging into physical therapist practice. The course is designed for clinicians in musculoskeletal practice. Case examples are utilized to reinforce primary teaching points throughout the course.
8 to 9 December 2007 – Pomona, CA (Western University)
Examination & Selected Interventions: Shoulder
Course Developer/Faculty: George J. Davies, PT, DPT, MED, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA
This course provides the participants with advances in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment strategies and outcomes research for patients with selected shoulder conditions. Various principles of practice of the master clinician, such as clustering of signs and symptoms and using an algorithm-based process will be discussed and practiced. The clinical hands-on demonstrations will emphasize an algorithm-based clinical examination for efficient time management in the clinic. The scientific and clinical rationale (evidence-based practice) for rehabilitation strategies and progressions will be discussed. Participants can expect to learn innovative and creative treatment interventions with various shoulder conditions. Case studies will be presented to facilitate effective treatment planning. Suggested treatment protocols and outcome measures will be emphasized throughout the course. Videotapes of examination and treatment techniques will be presented and discussed throughout the course. This is an interactive course that will provide didactic and psychomotor activities to encourage participants to integrate this information into the development of customized programs to enhance the quality care of their patients.