presented by Chad Cook
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT
Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT is professor at Duke University, the program director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with a category A appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence and service and 19…Read full bio
1. Prevalence and Incidence
Define Thoracic Pain. Consider the prevalence/incidence of thoracic pain and how this influences clinical practice. Evaluate the economic impact of thoracic dysfunction.
2. Patient History and Outcomes Measures
Discuss the imperative patient history elements of a thoracic examination. Define which patient history components are affiliated with thoracic pathology. Discuss the most common forms of self-report patient outcomes measures for thoracic pain.
Identify the link between observation of posture and thoracic pain or dysfunction. Recognize selected observational findings that may be associated with disease processes.
4. Triage/Screening/Sensitive Tests (Referring Out)
Identify the best tests used to diagnosis red flag conditions of the thoracic and abdominal region. Compare and contrast different tests used for differential diagnosis. Identify structural screening tests to rule out competing diagnoses.
5. Motion Testing
Understand the nature of the patient’s condition. Reproduce the concordant sign and find movements or positions that improve the condition. Perform active and passive physiological and passive accessory movement examination.
6. Palpation and Muscle Testing and Performance
Perform an appropriate palpatory examination. Perform an appropriate strength and endurance examination.
7. Special Testing
Understand the language of diagnostic accuracy. Identify the most diagnostic thoracic oriented special tests. Apply the tests to the appropriate diagnoses.