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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 @