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Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

 

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Manual Therapy I: Differentiation and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Practice
Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11, 2014
Contact Hours: 12 hours

Description: This course is designed to facilitate therapist's "wise action" during examination and intervention for a patient with a supposed musculoskeletal condition. Emphasis will focus on applied anatomy and physiology, palpation skills, differentiation, "clinical reasoning," and basic manual therapy techniques.

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Manual Therapy II: Manual Therapy for the Upper Quadrant (Occiput-T8)
Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Contact Hours: 20 hours

Description: This course addresses examination and assessment of headache, dizziness, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, cervical and thoracic symptoms. Examination and manual intervention for peripheral symptoms will make up approximately 35% of the course, with conditions of the axial skeleton making up approximately 65% of course.

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Manual Therapy III: Manual Therapy for the Lower Quadrant (T8 and below)
Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17, 2014 
Contact Hours: 20 hours

Description: This course addresses examination and assessment of lumbar and pelvic pain, as well as peripheral symptoms. Examination and manual intervention for peripheral symptoms will make up approximately 45% of the course with conditions of the axial skeleton making up approximately 55% of course.

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Manual Therapy IV: Technique Review and Examination
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Contact Hours: 8 hours

Description: This course provides 8 hours of case-based review related to patients with supposed musculoskeletal conditions. Psychomotor skill review and practice will be included in the 8 hours. Attendees will complete a written examination and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination at the end of this course to demonstrate their comprehension of materials for all the courses in the sequence.

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Radiology in Physical Therapist Musculoskeletal Practice
Friday & Saturday, March 7 & 8 and Saturday, April 5, 2014
Contact Hours: 18 hours

Description: This course provides the practicing physical therapist the basis for radiograph, MRI, CT scan & bone scan integration into the clinical decision making process for a patient with a supposed musculoskeletal condition. The initial class will discuss the basics of interpretation with the following class meetings addressing regional or joint specific conditions. Course laboratory experiences will allow the therapist to practice interpreting radiographic tests as they pertain to a specific case presentation.  Schedule.

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