Exposing Spinal Pain Imposters
Differential Diagnosis of the Spine
Delaying proper treatment due to poor diagnosis is detrimental to a patient’s well being. The sooner a patient with a non-musculoskeletal issue is referred to the correct practitioner, the sooner the patient will receive the best and most appropriate treatment. Exposing Spinal Pain Impostors: Differential Diagnosis of the Spine is a four-part seminar examining general and regional specific aspects of serious pathology of the spine.
Instructor: Debra Dent BPT Dip Manp PT OCS (EMERITUS) FCAMPT (Retired)
Cost $139.99 USD
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Part 1: Differential Diagnosis of the Spine
The initial hour of this seminar will deal with the statistics, Clinical Prediction Rules and understanding red and yellow flags. There will also be a review of the systems, mandatory questions required on history. The course will also examine diseases within these systems such as neurogenic, vasculogenic, spondylogenic, psychogenic, and viscerogenic.
Part 2: Cervical, Cranial and Upper Extremity
The second hour in the Differential Diagnosis of the Spine deals with the Cervical Spine and Cranial regions. Specific mandatory questions, red flags and specific charts on signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions of this region are presented. Headache classifications and a broad number of diseases of the upper quadrant are presented in detail along with their signs and symptoms. Evidence-based CPR’s such as the Canadian C Spine Rule, CPR for Myelopathy and Radiculopathy and specific screening tools is outlined. A discussion of how to screen for BPPV is also presented.
Part 3: Thoracic and Thorax
The third hour in the Differential Diagnosis of the Spinedeals with the Thoracic spine and the Diseases and conditions that can affect this region. Specific mandatory questions, red flags and specific charts on signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions of the Thoracic spine are presented. The Viscerogenic, Vasculogenic, Spondylogenic issues for this region are outlined and discussed in detail. CPRs for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Vertebral Fractures are discussed along with the evidence. Abdominal palpation and chest expansion measurement is also outlined.
Part 4: Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip
The fourth hour in the Differential Diagnosis of the Spine series deals with the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip Regions and the diseases and conditions that can affect this region. Specific mandatory questions, red flags and specific charts on signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip regions are presented. Discussions of the Viscerogenic, Vasculogenic, Spondylogenicconditions that can affect this region are presented and discussed in detail. Screening tools along with the CPRs and their evidence are presented for the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip regions.