Pain Types & Patterns- A Differential Diagnosis
This course is derived from the textbook Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS. Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition gives you a consistent way to screen for systemic diseases and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. This comprehensive text centers on a 5-step screening model that covers past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms for each client.
This course covers chapter 3: Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns.
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the three types of referred pain mechanisms of the viscera
- Recognize common pain patterns
- Differentiate between systemic versus musculoskeletal pain
- Differentiate between the five sources of most physiologic pain
- Identify the systemic causes and clinical presentations of common joint pain
- Identify common patterns of referred pain
- Describe the clinical scenario between bone pain and aspirin
- Recognize the screening tools for emotional and psychologic overlay
- List the system effects of depression
- Recognize the screening tools for systemic versus psychogenic symptoms
- List the clinical signs and symptoms of conversion
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test