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Differential Diagnosis of the Lower Quarter

presented by Eric Robertson

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Differential diagnosis of the lower quarter covers medical screening and principles of primary care for physical therapists in the musculoskeletal setting. Reliable identification of conditions outside the scope of physical therapy practice is an explicit skill of the clinical specialist. This course will review common conditions encountered by physical therapists in the orthopedic realm.

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…

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1. Common Conditions: Part 1

This chapter will begin to review common conditions of the lower quarter that present often in orthopedic physical therapy settings starting with circulatory system conditions.

2. Common Conditions: Part 2

The discussion continues as we explore addition key conditions of the lumbar spine and lower quarter.

3. Practical Application

This chapters challenges clinicians to apply their differential diagnostic skills to two case examples.

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