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Neurodynamics Course at VCU

On Saturday, March 30th, the VCU DPT program is excited to have Kristin Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT present “Linking Clinical Neurodyanmics with Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Functional Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy.” This continuing education course will provide the outpatient orthopedic PT with an understanding of how to evaluate neurodynamic connections with musculoskeletal disorders and how to integrate manual therapy with neurodynamic functional rehabilitation. The goal of the course is to give outpatient physical therapists a better ability to understand and incorporate the functional nervous system with their daily patient care. This course will offer 6 contact hours! The price is $150 for clinicians and $25 for students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. All proceeds from this course will support the VCU PT program in the 2018-2019 Pitt-Marquette Challenge in raising funds for the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. 

To register or learn more information about the course and the instructor, please visit: https://guestli.st/597387 

Questions? Please contact Adrienne Lewis, lewisae3@vcu.edu

Save the Date: Medical Screening with Bill Boissonnault

SAVE THE DATE!

 “Direct Access and Medical Screening: The Sherlock Holmes Approach”

Speaker:    William Boissonnault PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA

When:       February 22nd 2019               11:00 am-5:00 pm

5.5 CEUs will be awarded for attendance

 Where:      Scholar Plaza, Leesburg, VA and simulcast to the Health Professions Building, Winchester, VA.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the session the student/participant will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the therapist’s role and responsibilities to that of physicians associated with the differential diagnosis/medical screening process.
  • integrate the medical screening principles into an efficient and effective patient examination scheme.
  • evaluate history and physical examination findings (red flags), and decide whether communication with a physician is warranted regarding a patient’s health status, and indications for imaging.
  • employ strategies to facilitate professional communication between therapist and physician and therapist and patient; including when, how and what to communicate as part of a patient referral.
  • describe the risk factors, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected medical conditions – causes of back pain.
  • effectively pursue additional information associated with differential diagnosis by the therapist.

 Cost:          Alumni and Clinical Education Partners: $75

All others: $100 (Proceeds will support the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Marquette Challenge)

Registration: For additional information, contact Jill Boissonnault @ jboisson@su.edu                 More info to follow!