Getting to the Bottom of Orthopedic Disorders:
Assessing and Treating the TRUE Causes of Pain - Physical Therapy
Give Your Clients Relief From Persistent
Often we, as therapists will see patients for a variety of orthopedic maladies
that get better, then return for no apparent reason. Why do these patients have
recurrent symptoms? Might it be that we have not really identified the root of
the problem? Might it be that it is not mechanical at all?
In this course we will explore hidden causes of nociception that we may not have
considered when treating mechanical diagnoses such as plantar fasciitis, shin
splints, patellofemoral pain, hip bursitis, and low back pain. Further, we will
explore the pain that comes on or persists without apparent mechanical cause.
Learn how leg length discrepancies (LLDs) can be a hidden contributor to pain in
the foot, shin, knee, hip, and back, how to do a simple but reliable leg length
screening, and how to teach our patients to manage the LLD to prevent recurrent
nociception. Use stories and metaphors to educate your patients as to what the
discomfort means and often, more importantly, what it doesn't mean.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Distinguish between nociception and pain
•Utilize a 10-point screening tool to assess for LLD
•Describe the biomechanical triggers for nociception in the spine, sacroiliac
joint, and lower extremity
•Determine the appropriate treatment protocol once LLD has been diagnosed
•Apply analogies, metaphors, and other illustrations to help patients manage
their ongoing pain
TOM REEVES, PT, DPT, ATC, is the director
of the Rehabilitation Department at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital in
Minnesota. He has over 25 years of experience as a clinical instructor for
numerous PT schools, as well as PTA and exercise science programs. Dr. Reeves
graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 with a degree in athletic
training, then went on to earn his MS in Physical Therapy in 1991, and
eventually his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2005.
As part of his studies, he completed a capstone project on the development of a
leg length screening tool.
Dr. Reeves is a master of the analogy. This mastery allows him to convey
relatively complex concepts to lay people and professionals alike. He has worked
with weekend, amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes as well as the
non-athlete, all of whom demand results. Former clients include professional
baseball and football players, ballerinas, an Olympic silver medalist, and a
World Team Tennis franchise.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Physical Therapist Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
General Statement - This educational
offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by
the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6 hours of
Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for
claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing
education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P3097. Number of hours
actually participated: 6.
Ohio Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted for 6
CEUs to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants.
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy - Cross Country Education is
seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical
WV Board Of Physical Therapy - This program has been submitted to the West
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -