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Medical Screening Course with Bill Boissonnault


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

(with an emphasis on low back pain)

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

When:        February 28th 2020                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: More info to follow!

For additional information, contact Jill Boissonnault @                

Richmond Job Opportunity

Are you a Physical Therapist who is interested in working in an evidence based clinic where the therapists are focused on superior care for the patients and clinical and profession growth?

InMotion Physical Therapy of Richmond Virginia has an opening for a Physical Therapist that is interested in joining a growing, Physical Therapist owned, outpatient orthopedic practice focused on quality evidence based patient care and a positive experience for the Patients and Therapists.

InMotion Physical Therapy offers physical therapists the opportunity to work in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic with a manual therapy focus and a diverse caseload and payer mix. We offer a competitive salary structure with benefits including: Health, vision, and dental insurance; Short-term/Long-term disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; Continuing Education allowance; and paid time off.  Experienced Therapists and New graduates are encouraged to apply as professional and clinical mentoring is available.

If interested please send your Resume to Tom Bohanon At

Positions Open at Phoenix PT

Phoenix Physical Therapy is seeking to hire a Full Time Physical Therapist for the Goochland VA location and a PRN Physical Therapist for the Norfolk/Chesapeake locations.  All of our central Virginia Phoenix clinics are currently staffed with previous VOMPTI graduates, residents and fellows and we seek to expand our teams with other like-minded PT’s to promote clinical excellence and a positive, patient centered clinic environment.

Pls contact Kristin Kelley at if you have interest in employment for one of these positions.