When Your Patient is Not Improving: Using Pain Science, sponsored by Virginia Physical Therapy Association, Day 1
Section: Host Chapter
Session Code: HC-P1-5081
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Scarlet Oak
Registration Fee Required: 2A

Speaker(s):   Brandon Ellison, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  Craig O'Neil, PT, DMT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  David Sheer, PT, DPT

Session Type: Preconference Courses
Session Level: Intermediate

With the increase in current evidence and course work around modern pain science, recommended utilization of cognitive functional-based therapy, and a seismic shift to a biopsychosocial approach to patient care, many clinicians are left wondering how to implement these changes into daily clinical practice. This course will help clinicians learn how to clinically apply these highly useful concepts and help answer the ongoing questions of, Is what I am doing now wrong?쳌 and What do I do differently?쳌 Practicing clinician also will learn to identify and fill in the gaps in their knowledge base and clinical skill sets in regards to the patient interview, examination, both exercise and manual interventions, and patient education. The speakers will teach clinicians how to make small changes leading to a meaningful change in their patient's care using a comprehensive and integrative physical therapy approach.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify the limitations, myths, and misconceptions regarding pain, core stability, and biomechanical approaches to treatment of persistent lumbopelvic pain.

2. Apply a cognitive functional approach to patients with persistent low back pain.

3. Identify maladaptive movement pattern subgroups in patients with persistent low back pain and provide effective exercise and manual treatment interventions pertinent to each subgroup.

4. Demonstrate a strong patient communication skillset to fully engage their patients and addressing the patient's specific needs.

CEU: 1.7

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