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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Differential Diagnosis of the Lower Quarter



Lecture Name

Differential Diagnosis of the Lower Quarter     $59.90


This lecture is part of the following course:
Differential Diagnosis

Description

Once a patient's condition is identified as appropriate for conservative care, differential diagnosis allows specification of the origin of symptoms and a diagnosis of the condition. Differential diagnosis of the lower quarter involves regional differentiation, as well as identification of the tests and measures with the most diagnostic power, based on best available evidence, in the lower quarter (lower extremities and lower axial skeleton/pelvis).

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00

Rating:   

Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Review and discuss essential parameters for differential diagnosis;
  2. Identify and utilize the best tests for the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee and ankle/foot that are designed to rule out conditions;
  3. Identify and utilize the best tests for the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee and ankle/foot that are designed to rule in conditions;
  4. Identify and utilize the best clusters of findings that are designed to rule in conditions.
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Prerequisites:
None mandatory: strongly recommended, however: Foundational Clinical Decision Making
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