The University of Puget Sound Physical Therapy Program is pleased to present a complimentary continuing education program to clinical instructors from its clinical sites. This course is open to all PTs who work in facilities that accept Puget Sound students for clinical internships.
Musculoskeletal Imaging for Physical Therapists
Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Clinical Associate Professor
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
University of Puget Sound
Thompson Hall room 175
4 Contact Hours
Course Description: This half-day (4 hr) lecture course provides an overview of selected musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging techniques. It covers the role of diagnostic imaging in clinical decision making within the scope of the physical therapy practice act. The basics of interpreting pertinent diagnostic imaging studies as well as when it may be appropriate to refer patients for further testing. The advantages and disadvantages of each imaging technique will be discussed, as will selected rules for imaging.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the role of imaging in physical therapy practice.
2. Explain the concept of radio-density and how it relates to the appearance of different objects on a plain film radiograph.
3. Recognize the commonly obtained views in radiographic series of major body regions.
4. Systematically evaluate plain film radiographs using the ABC’s method.
5. Identify the major roles of conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, etc. in clinical decision making.
6. Provide examples of Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs)/Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) and how they