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Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Spine and Shoulder - Musculoskeletal vs Systemic Origin of Pain

CE Hours 3

About this course

Physical Therapy is no longer limited to evaluation and treatment of just the musculoskeletal system. With Direct access, increasing privately owned PT clinics and telehealth, Therapists play an important role in screening other systems to refer patients to appropriate medical providers. The focus of this course is to differentiate between exclusive musculoskeletal origin or pain secondary to other systemic causes. This aids in providing effective timely treatment to the patient, identifying red flags thus saving time and resources. This course will begin with the review of cervical spine and shoulder anatomy, proceed to common Musculoskeletal diagnoses and special tests, evidence based systemic causes for shoulder and neck pain. Identifying red flags and referred pain patterns. In conclusion, candidates will be given an opportunity to apply their knowledge of differential diagnoses in case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform differential diagnosis of cervical spine and shoulder joint.
  • Discuss the scope of PT/OT in identifying red flags and criteria for referral to the physician.
  • Perform special tests for musculoskeletal evaluation of shoulder and neck.
  • Identify referred pain patterns.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Target Audience

This self-paced course is intended for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Nurses. (PT, PTA, OT, COTA, RN)

Course Instructor(s)

  • Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

    Dr. Pandya is an MSK senior lecturer and Fellow, at the University of West England, Bristol, UK involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Dr. Pandya’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter.

    Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia. Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. Her pocket-books are now available on Amazon titled - Orthopedic Assessments made easy.

Disclosure

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity ― including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity’s planners, faculty, and the reviewer: PLANNERS AND REVIEWER The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships. FACULTY The faculty of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

References

  • Blanpied, P. R., Gross, A. R., Elliott, J. M., Devaney, L. L., Clewley, D., Walton, D. M., ... & Torburn, L. (2017). Neck pain: revision 2017: clinical practice guidelines linked to the international classification of functioning, disability and health from the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), A1-A83.
  • Carvalho, G. F., Schwarz, A., Szikszay, T. M., Adamczyk, W. M., Bevilaqua-Grossi, D., & Luedtke, K. (2020). Physical therapy and migraine: musculoskeletal and balance dysfunctions and their relevance for clinical practice. Brazilian journal of physical therapy, 24(4), 306-317.
  • de Almeida Tolentino, G., Bevilaqua-Grossi, D., Carvalho, G. F., de Oliveira Carnevalli, A. P., Dach, F., & Florencio, L. L. (2018). Relationship between headaches and neck pain characteristics with neck muscle strength. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 41(8), 650-657.
  • Luedtke, K., Starke, W., & May, A. (2018). Musculoskeletal dysfunction in migraine patients. Cephalalgia, 38(5), 865-875.
  • Luedtke, K., Starke, W., & May, A. (2018). Musculoskeletal dysfunction in migraine patients. Cephalalgia, 38(5), 865-875.
  • Nahman-Averbuch, H., Shefi, T., Schneider, V. J., Li, D., Ding, L., King, C. D., & Coghill, R. C. (2018). Quantitative sensory testing in patients with migraine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 159(7), 1202-1223.
  • Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Á., González-González, C., Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, J., Piña-Pozo, F., Ferragut-Garcías, A., Fernández-Domínguez, J. C., & Heredia-Rizo, A. M. (2019). Visceral origin: An underestimated source of neck pain. a systematic scoping review. Diagnostics, 9(4), 186.

CE Process Info

Content

  • Materials
    2 parts
    • Webinar Recording
    • Presentation Slides

CE Approvals

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy (NYSEDPT)

    CE Learning Systems dba Make an Impact, CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)

    This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval Number 77769TX

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (FBOT)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy to sponsor continuing education for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE Broker Provider Number 50-315

  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)

    This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for PTs and PTAs. OPTA approval number 23S2401

  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy (MIBPT)

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education programs if approved by another state board of physical therapy. This continuing education activity is approved for the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy based on the approval by the New York State Board of Physical Therapy Approval.

  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice (FLBPT)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy to sponsor continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. CE Broker Provider Number 50-315. FLBPT Approval Number: CE23-1094626

  • Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy (MIBOT)

    The Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy accepts continuing education programs if approved by another state board of occupational therapy. This continuing education activity is approved for the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy based on the approval by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (#50-315).

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy (NYSEDOT)

    CE Learning Systems dba Make an Impact, CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

  • Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board (OTPAT)

    This course is approved for 3 contact hours by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. Approval 230187

  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (NJTPTE)

    This activity has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 credit hours for PTs and PTAs. Approval Number 2308-04

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    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
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Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Spine and Shoulder - Musculoskeletal vs Systemic Origin of Pain
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