Differential Diagnosis Module 3: Buttock, Hip, Groin, Chest, Breast, Ribcage, Shoulder and UE is organized by HomeCEU. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10 Contact Hours.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists” 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 is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the screening of buttocks, hip, groin, thigh, leg, chest, breast, ribs, shoulder and upper extremity.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of buttock pain, hip pain, groin pain and anterior thigh pain.
• Differentiate between symptoms of vascular claudication, neurogenic claudication, peripheral neuropathy, and restless leg syndrome.
• Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of a stress reaction and stress fracture.
• Identify discogenic and nondiscogenic causes of sciatica.
• Identify musculoskeletal or neuromuscular and systemically induced risk factors for sciatica.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of sciatica/sciatic radiculopathy and sciatic neuropathy.
• Recognize 6 causes of psoas abscesses.
• Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of psoas abscesses.
• Differentiate between clinical signs and symptoms of osteonecrosis and hip hemarthrosis.
• Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of chest pain.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest.
• Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders.
• List clinical signs and symptoms of breast pathology.
• Define mastodynia.
• Differentiate between systemic and neuromusculoskeletal causes of breast pain.
• Identify 7 factors associated with breast cancer.
• Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of metastasized breast cancer and anabolic steroid use.
• Differentiate between systemic and musculoskeletal causes of rib pain.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of dorsal nerve root irritation.
• Identify 8 risk factors for TB.
• Recognize systemic causes of shoulder pain.
• Recognize associated signs and symptoms of shoulder pain
Identify clinical signs and symptoms and three stages of CRPS.
• Differentiate between bacterial endocarditis, pericarditis and aortic aneurysms.
• Recognize how to screen for pulmonary and cardiac causes of shoulder pain.
• Identify infectious causes of shoulder pain including osteomyelitis and mononucleosis.
• Recognize how to screen for gastrointestinal, liver and biliary causes of shoulder pain.
• Differentiate between oncologic causes of shoulder pain including primary bone neoplasms, pulmonary neoplasms, Pancoast’s tumors, and breast cancer.
• Identify 5 risk factors for an ectopic pregnancy.
Physical Therapy, Musculo Skeletal system