2015 Courses

Evidence Based Continuing Education Courses

2015 Continuing Education Courses will be held at:

   Broward Health North, Deerfield Beach, Fl    

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Early Registration Discounts Available for Registration Prior to June 1st

Each course is approved by CE broker for 9 CEHs

Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Saturday, August 1, 2015

This 1-day (9 CEH) course will provide participants with an evidence-based approach to the examination & treatment of shoulder disorders. Participants will acquire an understanding of common disorders, differential diagnosis, risk factors, imbalances and injury prevalence in both the general & athletic population. Participants will be guided through the process of interpreting shoulder radiographs & basic MRI views of the shoulder as needed to appreciate diagnoses, precautions and guide interventions. Evidence-based tests and measurements will be visually presented, including advanced joint mobility assessments, optimal positions for assessing muscle performance as well as newly researched measurement techniques. An overview of statistical tests of reliability & validity will be presented to assist clinicians in their interpretation of research articles. The merits and limitations of common interventions will be presented from both a physiological and evidence-based perspective where applicable. A detailed discussion of exercise prescription will be presented with illustrations and videos applicable to both the general and athletic population.

At the conclusion of this course the attendee will:

  1. Recognize the clinical presentation of common shoulder disorders
  2. Recognize risk factors in both the general and athletic population
  3. Recall evidence-based tests & measures for the shoulder complex
  4. Understand statistical tests of reliability & validity
  5. Understand the relevance of reliability and validity when selecting clinical tests and interpreting journal articles
  6. Recognize radiographic anatomy & pathology of the shoulder
  7. Identify basic & advanced shoulder mobilization techniques
  8. Recognize and recall evidence-based shoulder interventions including therapeutic exercises for all levels of patients ranging from the general population to advanced athletes
  9. Recognize the merits and limitations as well as the available evidence surrounding common interventions
  10. Describe appropriate weight-training exercise prescription and modifications to prevent shoulder complex injury
  11. Understand how to incorporate research-based evidence into their own clinical practice patterns

 

 

An Introduction to Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Course description: This 1-day (9 CEH) course provides a clinical introduction to radiographic anatomy & pathology. Participants will acquire an understanding of parameters used to obtain and interpret radiographs. A discussion of both standard and specialty radiographic views of the spine and extremities will be covered. Interpretation of normal anatomy, structural alignment and pathology will be covered for the more common musculoskeletal conditions including fractures, dislocations, as well as degenerative and soft tissue disorders. The merits of incorporating radiographic findings into clinical practice will be discussed as will evidence-based guidelines currently in use for ordering radiographs. Case studies will be used in conjunction with lecture to enhance learning. This class is designed to be primary clinical in content and will provide immediately applicable information.

At the conclusion of this course attendees will recognize/recall:

  1. Normal radiograph anatomy of the spine & extremity
  2. Standard & specialty views for the spine & extremity
  3. Abnormal findings on a radiograph of the spine & extremities
  4. The merits & limitations of incorporating radiographic findings into clinical practice
  5. Clinical prediction rules to identify patients requiring radiographs