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Advanced Differential Reasoning for Physical Therapists
Saturday, December 05, 2020, 8:00 AM to Sunday, December 06, 2020, 1:30 PM CDT
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 The course is designed to help physical therapists develop consistent systematic clinical reasoning processes to differentially diagnose disorders within the scope of practice of a physical therapist and to recognize disorders requiring medical referral. 15CCUs (includes pre-conference reading materials)

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Utilize presented strategies from the course to improve your ability to safely function as a direct access practitioner;
2. Provide patient-centered physical therapy care using advanced clinical reasoning strategies to facilitate more accurate diagnoses and screening;
3. Develop and implement consistent clinical processes to assist in screening for systemic disease and other non-musculoskeletal problems through the use of population tailored health screening forms, hypothesis tailored systems review and physical therapy examinations, and evidence-based screening strategies;
4. Identify the physical therapy patient who requires care not within the scope of physical therapist practice on a timely basis;
5. Select appropriate diagnostic tests according to the principles of evidence-based diagnosis;
6. Recognize the signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation implications of a broad spectrum of non-musculoskeletal disorders;
7. Utilize response to physical therapist intervention or changes from the established baseline as a form of ongoing active screening to help determine the patient client who is appropriate for continued care and those who require medical referral;
8. Serve as a mentor for physical therapy students and interns on diagnosis and medical screening according to the principles of evidence-based practice. 

Gail Dean Deyle PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is a Professor with Baylor University Graduate School and the founder and senior faculty member for the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy located at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr Deyle’s physical therapy career included a variety of military assignments working as a formally credentialed physical therapist with advanced clinical practice privileges. In addition, he has substantial experience in doctoral-fellowship level program development and teaching in numerous entry-level and post-professional physical therapy programs and for the American Physical Therapy Association on topics related to differential reasoning, manual physical therapy, and musculoskeletal imaging. His earned professional degrees include a Master of Physical Therapy from Baylor University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University, and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. He is board certified in Orthopaedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr Deyle is a long-term advocate for greater recognition of the diagnostic responsibilities typically borne by physical therapists. He has many peer reviewed publications relating to advanced clinical practice and numerous professional awards recognizing his decades of research and teaching. He continues to be actively involved with clinical practice and research in addition to teaching in a variety of academic and clinical settings.

Saturday, December 5, 2020
Course Begins at 8AM
Introduction to the Course and to Differential Diagnosis Strategies and Challenges
Implications of Cancer for Physical Therapists
Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening
Questions and answers
Differential of Lumbosacral Region Pain
Case Vignette
Cardiovascular Conditions with Case Example
Pulmonary Conditions with Case Example
Case Vignette
Questions and answers (Ends at 6:30PM)

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Course Begins at 8AM
Female Urogenital Conditions with Case Example
Male Urogenital Conditions with Case Example
Musculoskeletal Imaging Decisions
Implications of Essential Laboratory Tests
Case Vignette
Questions and answers (Ends at 1:30PM)

Registration Closed.

Additional Information
Online only. Please note in order to receive credit, you must complete the course evaluation at the conclusion of the course.

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