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Integrative Clinical Reasoning Part 1: Decision-Making Building Blocks

presented by Eric Robertson

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Video Runtime: 59 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 29 Minutes

Part 1 of this two-part series tackles the complex task of weaving together various nomenclature and clinical reasoning models into a coherent systematic approach for understanding how to best manage patients. Throughout this course, components of pain science, clinical guidelines, and traditional management theories will be synthesized. It should be utilized as a review on its own to assist with advanced patient management or as part of the OCS Prep series.

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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. Introduction to Integrative Clinical Reasoning

TEST Good clinical reasoning focuses on doing the basics well. This chapter will present and define some of the building blocks for good clinical reasoning, such as commonly utilized statistics and terminology. It will also present various clinical reasoning models in brief.

2. Multifactorial Clinical Reasoning

An introduction to multifactorial clinical reasoning is provided, and then case examples are utilized to demonstrate how this process occurs and facilitates patient management.

3. Multifactorial Clinical Reasoning Tools

This chapter introduces several tools clinicians can utilize to assist with clinical reasoning. Critical definitions of various aspects of clinical reasoning, such as "central nociplastic changes" and "peripheral nociceptive influence," will be defined.

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Video Runtime: 55 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 25 Minutes

Part 2 of this 2-part series tackles the complex task of weaving together various nomenclature and clinical reasoning models into a coherent systematic approach for understanding how to best manage patients. Throughout this course, components of pain science, clinical guidelines, and traditional management theories will be synthesized. This second part specifically tackles acute and chronic low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and osteoarthritis. It should be utilized as a review on its own to assist with advanced patient management or as part of the OCS Prep series.

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