Dr Boissonnault will explore the therapist’s role as an interdependent practitioner working within a collaborative medical model. Inherent in the responsibilities associated with this role is the ability to recognize clinical manifestations that suggest that physician contact is warranted regarding a client’s health status. Equally important is knowing what one can omit from the examination scheme on a given day, while placing the client at minimal risk.
A proposed examination scheme will provide the structure for our discussion. Presenting the clinical tools and decision-making processes necessary to more efficiently and effectively collect and evaluate the examination data, will be the focus of this seminar. Professional communication with the client and other health care professionals will also be a central theme. Patient cases are presented as the final part of this course as a means of applying differential diagnostic principles and promoting clinical decision-making.
This course is co-sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314. APTA has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing competency requirements for PTs and PTAs for 8 CCUs. Approval #56511TX. The Oklahoma Physical Therapy Continuing Education Committee has approved this course for category B continuing education. Approval code: OSBMLS 201502560. The American Physical Therapy Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy has recognized APTA as an approved provider of continuing education for this course.