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(CANx)Mgmt of the Complex Orthopedic Patient:Enhancing Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experience(CBD)
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Coastal Bend District Course - Approved for 7 CCUs

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where: Del Mar College - West Campus
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Health Science Building 1, Room 251
Corpus Christi, Texas  7405
United States
Contact: Christina Cayce

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Management of the Complex Orthopedic Patient: Enhancing Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experience

Coastal Bend District Course

Course Description:

Evidence regarding the most efficacious interventions to address the impairments associated with a patient with a complex musculoskeletal presentation will be presented and discussed. The case presentation will illustrate the complexities of direct access practice and the need to be an autonomous, evidence based practitioner when serving in a primary care capacity. Lab practice will focus on mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue and neurodynamic techniques for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and SI regions. The course will also include a presentation on maximizing the patient experience through engagement by the entire clinical team, from the onset to the conclusion of their episode of care.



1. Utilize a comprehensive algorithim to effectively examine and synthesize the data obtained from an interaction with a patient with a complex musculoskeletal presentation.

2. Utilize a simple classification system to select an intervention plan based off an impairment approach to effectively address the presenting impariments in a patient with a complex musculoskeletal presentation.

3. Synthesize the available evidence for intervention planning for a patient with a complex musculoskeletal presentation.

4. Perform mobilization, manipulation and soft tissue techniques aimed at promoting condition resolution of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

5. Comprehend and implement strategies to enhance and maximize patient engagement from the outset through completion of an episode of care.



Michael Connors, PT, DPT, OCS

Mike is the Regional Director for an outpatient private practice Physical Therapy company in DFW, Greater Therapy Centers. He has a BS in Biology from Stockton College, a Masters in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University, and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Texas Woman's University. Mike is also a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is an outside consultant for a professional ballet company in Fort Worth and is an adjunct professor in orthopaedic physical therapy for the DPT program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In addition, Mike is the current President of the Texas Physical Therapy Association.


Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, CSCS

Jarod went to and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Theories of Motor Control. After graduating from Texas A&M University Jarod moved to Fort Worth to attend the UNT Health Science Center's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He completed his doctorate in May of 2014 after being named the recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Jarod's focus in physical therapy is orthopedics with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, dry needling, and management of athletic injuries. He is able to cross the bridge between rehab and return to sport well with his background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been trained through Kinetacore as well as the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy to perform dry needling which is a technique that uses thin monofilament needles inserted into tissues to reduce muscle tightness, pain, and improve function. Additionally, Jarod is well trained in spinal manipulative techniques through the Manual Therapy Institute and the International Spine and Pain Institute.



Professional Member - $250

Professional Member (Early Bird) - $200

Professional Non-Member - $350

Professional Non-Member (Early Bird) - $300

Student Member - free

Student Non-Member - $10

4+ Group Rate (Early Bird only) - $200/each


Additional Information:

Breakfast snacks with coffee will be provided. A District meeting with Lunch will also be included for attendees.


This course is approved for 7 CCUs.



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