Besides sprain and strain injuries, fractures are the most frequently noted category of musculoskeletal injuries and during the seminar. Bill will review the different types of fractures, the clinical manifestations associated with each, patient risk factors, symptom investigation, and physical examination special tests.

Meet our Presenter

Bill Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, is executive vice president of professional affairs for APTA. Until recently, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and senior physical therapist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital/Clinics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree and doctor of health sciences degree from the University of St Augustine, and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the Institute of Health Professions-Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has published numerous articles related to patient direct access to physical therapist services, consulted with more than 70 hospitals and clinics regarding implementation of Wisconsin’s direct access model, and served on the WPTA task force for promoting the adoption of the model.

Course Code:

LMS-939

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2020-21

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_PA DA hours

2

cert_PA Gen hours

4

Completion Instructions

Review the recorded content, complete the assessment with a score of at least 70%, claim your certificate and complete the course assessment

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

03/08/2018

Date recorded

04/25/2018

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Bill Boissonnault, PT, DPT. DHSc, FAPTA

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast traumatic, pathologic and bony stress reaction injuries including patient risk factors, symptom characteristics, and physical examination and diagnostic imaging findings.
  2. Recognize patterns of patient examination red flag findings associated with fracture risk that lead to a patient referral.
  3. Effectively initiate a patient referral for diagnostic imaging
  4. Describe the strengths and limitations of commonly used imaging modalities; plain films, CT scan, MRI and bone scan.
  5. Describe the guidelines for appropriate utilization of plain films for patients post-trauma to the knee, ankle/foot and cervical spine regions, and for patients with low back pain.
  6. Utilize history and physical examination findings to screen for post-fracture complications including DVT, PE, infection, neurovascular compromise, and mal-union/delayed union/non-union.
  7. Effectively pursue additional information associated with differential diagnosis by the physical therapist.

Partner(s)

Veterans Administration (VA)

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APTA

#Lessons:
1LMS-939_Recording.mp4
2Assessment_Fracture Screening
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.4
Credit Categories
Domains:Fractures, Bill Boissonnault, Imaging, screening
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Price:$100.00
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