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A Clinician's Guide to Differential Diagnosis of the Neck and Shoulder

Product #
1321PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
3
Approval Status

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Course Description:

Name some reasons that it is important for a clinician to have a good understanding of differential diagnosis…..ANNND GO!!

  1. Direct Access
  2. Early detection of conditions that mimic musculoskeletal conditions
  3. Patients are discharged “quicker and sicker” from acute care
  4. Patients may disclose information to their therapist which might have been unknown to the physician…..AND many more!

Let Dr. Rina Pandya help you feel more confident in your differential diagnosis skills. 

This is course 3.  

Course one is A Clinician’s Guide to Differential Diagnosis.
Course two is A Clinician’s Guide to Lower Extremity Differential Diagnosis, Pathologies and Special Tests.
In this course, Dr. Pandya will cover how:

  • To understand how to perform differential diagnosis of shoulder and neck pain
  • Analyze and diagnose potential red flags and integrate the issues into the clinical assessment
  • Identify and understand the review of systems: CVS, CRPS, Renal, GI, Liver, Rheumatic causes, Infection, Oncologic and Gynecologic
  • Utilize clinical treatments in accordance with the latest clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice
  • Identify systemic reasons for shoulder and neck pain
  • Identify informed decisions in treatment choices applicable to the patients or appropriate referral to the physician

Methods of Instruction:

Online audio/video course

Course Instructor:

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.

Educational Level:

Intermediate

Prerequisites:

None

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify Reasons for Screening and Red Flag histories
  2. Recognize Guidelines for Physician Referral for: General Systemic, Women’s Health and Vital Signs
  3. Identify differential diagnoses of the cervical spine
  4. Recognize systemic causes of headaches, cardiac causes of neck pain, pulmonary causes of neck pain, and viscerogenic causes of neck pain
  5. Recognize referred pain patterns
  6. Identify the differential diagnoses of headaches and subsequent treatment strategies
  7. Recognize Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for neck pain
  8. Identify the differential diagnoses of shoulder pain along with systemic causes and red flags
  9. Differentiate between systemic causes of right and left shoulder pain, CVS causes of shoulder pain, pulmonary reasons for shoulder pain, GI causes of shoulder pain, renal causes of shoulder pain and infectious causes of shoulder pain
  10. Recognize common shoulder musculoskeletal diagnoses

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

ATC State Approvals

Alabama
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
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Connecticut
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Delaware
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District of Columbia
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Florida
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Georgia
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Hawaii
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Idaho
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Illinois
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Indiana
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Iowa
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Kansas
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Kentucky
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Louisiana
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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Michigan
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Minnesota
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Mississippi
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Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Hampshire
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York
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North Carolina
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North Dakota
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Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Oregon
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Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Vermont
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Virginia
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Washington
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West Virginia
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Wisconsin
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Wyoming
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PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved for Online/Home Study
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
Kentucky-KPTA Approved Provider - #CS75-2023-APTAKY (Expires 11-2-25) Category 1
Louisiana
Louisiana PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
Maryland PT Board Approved
Massachusetts
Approved
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota
Minnesota PT Board Approved- Expires 5-11-25 - # 10379
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved- Expires 4-6-25
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Ohio
Ohio-OPTA Approved- Expires 4-5-25 - 24S0943
Oklahoma
Approved- Oklahoma Medical Board Via CE Broker
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (3GEN or 3DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2501036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
West Virginia
West Virginia PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24 - # ADVC-F24-10
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved