North American Seminars Introduces Achieving Functional Outcomes for Shoulder Impingement, Low Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis within the Obamacare Reform Guidelines

December 30, 2013

Achieving Functional Outcomes for Shoulder Impingement, Low Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis in the Current Healthcare Reform Environment is a physical therapy continuing education course that instructs medical professionals on how to achieve patient outcomes under the new healthcare guidelines. This PT continuing education uses timely and relevant information that is essential in order to provide rehab care in this new healthcare reform market.

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

In the current environment of health care reform, high co-pays, increased utilization review, and required outcome reporting, the busy clinician is required to create measurable functional change at each clinical visit. In order to be successful in this time of change, clinicians must provide cost-effective, patient-centered care.

This intermediate to advanced physical therapy continuing education course is designed for the busy experienced outpatient orthopaedic clinician who wants to improve their ability to create measurable, patient-centered, functional change at each patient visit. This course is designed for the PT, PTA, or ATC that wants to improve their clinical outcomes.

The two-day PT continuing education course and hands-on laboratory course will provide the participant with an exciting update of current evidence-based practice guidelines for the examination, evaluation, and treatment of three of the most common diagnoses encountered in the outpatient physical therapy. Emphasis will be placed on translating research evidence into efficient clinical treatment of acute low back pain, shoulder impingement, and knee osteoarthritis. Practical case studies and clinical scenarios will be utilized for each of these three diagnoses in order to demonstrate how the clinician can achieve reliable, valid, and measurable functional outcomes.

The integration of payer-required, patient-reported, and clinical performance outcome measures into clinical practice will be illustrated during each clinical scenario. Participants will learn how to develop a “therapeutic alliance” with their patients in order to maximize the non-specific effects of treatment. During interactive laboratory sessions, participants will improve their orthopedic clinical examination and treatment skills. Hands-on practice of selected special tests, functional performance tests, manual therapy, and exercise interventions will be the focus of each lab session. This two-day interactive course will allow participants to enhance their patient's centered quality of care to clients with common musculoskeletal conditions.

The clinician who attends this two-day weekend course will be able to immediately apply the information and hands-on skills they have learned when they return to the clinic on Monday. This course is unique in that it that focuses on both the clinician and patient perspective with a goal of immediately improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction).

For more information information on this PT continuing education course and updated course dates and location visit


This course will be presented:

Mar 29, 14    Mar 30, 14    Multicare Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma, WA

Apr 26, 14    Apr 27, 14    Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas, TX

May 03, 14    May 04, 14    Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, WI

Aug 16, 14 – Aug 17, 14    Vital Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL

Oct 11, 14     – Oct 12, 14    NRH Regional Rehab OCOR in Washington, DC

Oct 18, 14    - Oct 19, 14    San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA

Nov 15, 14- Nov 16, 14    Englewood Hospital and Medical Centerin Englewood, NJ

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